We are a Catholic college that welcomes students of all faiths (or none) and from all backgrounds. Students come to Carmel from high schools from across St Helens and beyond including Warrington, Widnes, Liverpool, Knowsley and Wigan.


Level 3 Programmes

  • A Levels – You will need to aim for grade 5s or above in your GCSEs (or equivalent).
  • BTEC Programme – You will need grade 4s or above at GCSE (or equivalent).
  • Individual subject entry requirements – Each subject has its own entry criteria, these can range from a grade 4 to a grade 7. Click for Course Entry Requirements
  • Course Combinations – Our timetable is very flexible enabling you to select the best combination of subjects for you. Almost any course combination is possible, including a mix of A Levels and BTECs.

For Level 3 Programmes, if you do not achieve a grade 4 in English or Maths you will need to re-sit these as part of your Programme of Study. Entry requirements for all Programmes of Study will be discussed at your Guidance Interview and are negotiable on Admissions Days.


Entry Level & Level One Programmes

Our Foundation Learning courses are tailored to individual needs. Please contact Caroline Oates, Head of Foundation Learning, for further information.


Admissions Process – 6 Steps to Joining Us!

  1. Investigate your options – read our prospectus, look at the website and talk to students and staff at one of our Open Events. Click here for Open Event dates
  2. Make your application – Apply by 22nd February 2019. Click here for our Online Application
  3. Attend your guidance interview – Book your place online for a convenient appointment time between December 2018 and March 2019. This is a very informal chat to discuss your career aspirations, predicted GCSE results, choice of subjects and entry requirements.
  4. Spend the day at Carmel – You are invited to try out your chosen subjects at our ‘Taster Day’ in early July 2019
  5. Enrol on your chosen courses – In June you will receive an appointment to attend our enrolment day on 22nd August 2019
  6. Start college – on Monday 2nd September 2019!