Welcome to our Admissions page. We are so pleased you are considering joining us. We have put together some key information that we hope you will find useful, and our friendly admissions team are always on hand to answer any queries you may have.

Carmel is an inclusive, thriving community that welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds. Admission criteria is the same, regardless of which high school you go to, and is purely based on you meeting the entry requirements for your chosen courses.

At Carmel, our priority is your success so we provide the support and guidance throughout your time with us to ensure you reach your absolute potential. This support starts from the very beginning where you will receive advice and guidance at Open Events and at your Guidance Interview to ensure you choose the best Programme of Study for you.

Open Events

We hold three Open Events in the Autumn Term. These are a great opportunity to take a look around college, speak to staff and students, and find out more about courses, support, transport, finance, enrichment etc. Click the link to visit our Open Events page.

Entry Requirements

An important part of your research for your next step is to find out about entry requirements for your chosen subjects. This will help you choose the best path for you. You will be able to discuss entry requirements at your Guidance Interview and Enrolment.

Click to view the full list of Entry Requirements for September 2023 Entry

How to Apply

You can apply to Carmel via our website using the online application form. Applications made after 31st January 2023 will be placed on our waiting list until attendance at interview. Click the application link below for more information.

On the application form, we ask that you select four subject choices. These are a basis for discussion rather than a final decision. You will be able to try out your subject choices at our Year 11 Taster Day in July. On Enrolment Day in August you will choose a Programme of Study consisting of  3 A Level subjects (or BTEC / Level 3 equivalent). More information about course choices can be found below in the FAQs section. Click here to start your application.

For information about applying for our Foundation Learning courses, please contact Caroline Oates, Head of Foundation Learning – foundationlearning@carmel.ac.uk Click the links to visit our Foundation Learning web pages  – Entry Level / Level 1

Guidance Interview

When you complete your application form, you will be asked to book your guidance interview. This is an informal chat where you will discuss your career aspirations, predicted GCSE results, choice of subjects and entry requirements. These take place at Carmel College between October 2022 and March 2023. After your interview you will receive a conditional offer via email.

Year 11 Taster Day

On Monday 3rd July you will spend the day at Carmel on our Year 11 Taster Day. This is a fantastic opportunity to try out your chosen subjects and find out more about enrichment activities, finance, transport, support etc. We always receive lots of positive feedback from students who’ve attended our Taster Day. It’s a really enjoyable day where you get to experience what life as a Carmel student will be like. You’ll be able to meet our staff and students, get to know your way around campus and have the chance to ask any questions you may have. In May you will receive an email with a Taster Day invite containing more information about the day.

Parent Welcome Evening

On Wednesday 5th July, parents / guardians are invited to come into college for the Parent Welcome Evening. We will provide information about academic and pastoral support and there will be the opportunity to ask questions. A Parents Welcome invite containing more information about the evening will be sent via email in May.

Enrolment Day

Enrolment Day is Thursday 24th August 2023 which is GCSE Results Day. Further details about your enrolment time will be sent to you in June 2023. Remember, whatever your results, you can still attend your Carmel appointment for advice, guidance and support. There are plenty of staff available to help and our careers adviser will be here if you need any advice.

Start of Term in September

The start of term for Lower Sixth students is Monday 4th September 2023. Click the link for a full list of Term Dates.

Further Information

Here is a list of useful further information links:

Course Information
Prospectus 2023 Entry
Welcome to Carmel Presentation 2023 Entry
Financial Support
Student Transport (Bus and Rail information)
Additional Learning Support
Enrichment Activities
High Achievers+ Programme

Any Questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions document for more information about our admissions process. Our dedicated Admissions Team are also available to answer any questions you may have during the application and admissions process. Feel free to get in touch via telephone on 01744 452214 or email admissions@carmel.ac.uk