At Carmel you are supported and encouraged to reach your goals and fulfill your potential. You can turn to our tutors for help and advice at any time. They will support you in all aspects of college life.

Your Personal Achievement Tutor

Your Personal Achievement Tutor (PAT) will look after you from your first day at Carmel to help you make the transition from high school and settle into college life. Your PAT is your first point of contact if you have any worries about any aspect of college. They are also there to support you with any personal challenges. As well as being mentors, our team of Personal Achievement Tutors deliver a programme of 1:1 and 10:10 Ethics and Values group sessions throughout the year to support your studies.

Your PAT will provide:

  • progress monitoring to make sure you are on track with your studies
  • help with study skills
  • help with applications for university, apprenticeships and employment
  • help with Personal Statement writing
  • referrals for any extra help or support you may need
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“Students benefit significantly from valuable careers advice and guidance that help them make aspirational and sound decisions about their future.”

Ofsted June 2019

Additional Learning Support

If you need help with revision strategies, stress management, exam techniques, report and presentation writing, essay writing skills, proof reading, coursework etc. then help is available. The Additional Learning Support team are also experienced in supporting students who have a broad range of learning disabilities and difficulties. Visit our Additional Learning Support page for more information.

Careers and Work Experience

You future may include university, an apprenticeship or employment. Our dedicated Work Experience and Careers Teams will provide all the guidance and support you need to  support you with your future. Visit our Careers & Work Experience page.

Counselling Service

Carmel College has two in-house counsellors who offer face to face counselling as we believe it is very important to look after your mental health to achieve your best potential. Both person-centred counsellors are professionally trained and members of the British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy with experience on a wide range of issues. The counselling service is a non-judgemental and confidential service. Referrals can be made through your Personal Achievement Tutor and further information is available on Carmel Collect.

Enrichment Activities

During your time here, you are encouraged you to take advantage of all the activities and opportunities that Carmel has to offer. Our extensive Enrichment Programme will enable you to enhance and extend your own personal development and wellbeing. It’s a great way to meet like minded people, stretch and challenge your academic ability, develop leadership skills or compete with others in a wide range of sporting activities. Download our Enrichment booklet

High Achievers+ Programme

If you are expecting to receive the highest grades in your GCSEs and are interested in applying to the most prestigious universities, then the High Achievers + Programme at Carmel is for you.

It will support and challenge you to be the best you can be academically and to succeed in your chosen path beyond Carmel. Download our High Achievers+ booklet

16-19 Tuition Fund

At Carmel we will continue to offer the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund for the academic year 2023/24. This fund is aimed at mitigating the disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 coronavirus. View the Statement here

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