When completing your online application to Carmel, you can let us know if you have a particular career in mind. At your Guidance Interview, you will discuss the subjects you are thinking of studying and we’ll ensure that you have chosen the correct subjects for the career you wish to follow.

Whilst studying at Carmel, you will have access to a wide range of support to ensure you have all the skills and knowledge you need to make a successful next step towards your dream career. This includes careers advice, interview skills, career focussed work placements, workshops and lots more!

Around 90 trips/events take place each year across all the subject areas which brings your learning to life. We also have a varied programme of enrichment activities too which aims to ‘stretch & challenge’ you. Here are some examples:

Societies/Vocational Programmes/Regional & National Competitions

Biology in Action Day at Salford University
Chemistry – Royal Society of Chemistry Young Analyst Competition
Chemistry – Young Analyst Competition at Uni of Liverpool
Economics – 6 week pre-university course at Uni of Manchester
Economics – Target 2.0
Engineers of Tomorrow
Future Teachers Programme
Law National Bar Mock Trials at Liverpool Crown Court
Law Vocational Programme
Maths Competitions at Liverpool Carnatic Halls and John Moores Uni
Maths – UK Mathematics Trust competition
Maths – Invisible Maths lecture by Uni of Liverpool
Physics Olympics international event at Uni of Liverpool
Physics – Science Live 2018 Talks
Politics – European Youth Parliament debate at Liverpool Town Hall
Politics – Model UN General Assembly
PsychSoc (Psychology Society)
Public Speaking Competition
SciSoc (Science Society)
Science – Nuffield Research Placements

Guest Speakers/Workshops

Business Degree Higher Apprenticeships
Business Conference in London
Business Operations and production process at Jaguar Landrover
Chemistry – Spectroscopy lecture by Uni of Liverpool
Film & Media – Apprenticeships at the BBC
Film & Media – Careers in the Media by Manchester City FC
Law – Apprenticeships/Placements at BLP Law
Law – Employment Law Seminar
Law – Pathways to the Legal profession at Liverpool Town Hall
Maths – Apprenticeships at Siemens
National Apprenticeship Show
Nursing Careers – talk from Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital
Performance – Audition Technique workshops by RADA and LIPA
Performance – AQA Unlocking Potential Programme
Performance – Storytelling Technique workshop
Politics – Visit to Parliament to meet with local MP
Psychology – student revision workshops at Salford Quays
Psychology/Sociology/Law – Life Behind Bars Conference
Sport & Leisure career pathways talk by Pyramid Leisure
Sports Coaching & Nutrition careers talk by Everton FC

High Achieving students

If you are part of our High Achievers’ Programme and are aiming to enter one of the top professions, such as Medicine, Dentistry, Vet Science, Law, or wish to apply for Oxbridge and other prestigious universities, you will also take part in additional activities such as:

  • Preparation for aptitude tests/entrance exams
    • UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
    • Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
    • Law National Admissions Test (LNAT)
  • Extended Programme Qualification
  • Oxbridge interview preparation
  • Oxbridge Open Days
  • Oxbridge Conference at Aintree Racecourse
  • University Search Fair for Oxbridge, Russell Group, Higher Apprenticeships

High Achievers’ Programme