If you are following an A Level programme, GCSEs can only be taken as re-sits if you need to improve your grade in a particular subject.
What is the Preliminary interview like?
The interview is very informal; we will discuss your career aspirations, predicted GCSE results, choice of subjects and entry requirements.
What's the typical timetable?
All students study full-time at Carmel. The college day starts at 8.50 in the morning and ends at 4.05pm with a break in the morning and an hour for lunch. As well as your chosen subjects you will take part in an enrichment activity once a week. You will also have free study periods and will attend sessions with your Personal Tutor. To see an example timetable click here.
Can I change the subjects I've applied for?
Yes, the subject choices you give at your Preliminary interview can be changed. For example your actual GCSE grades may differ from your predicted grades which may impact on your subject choices. On enrolment day, you will be able to choose an alternative course provided that it is not already full and you have met the entry requirements for this subject. Our admissions team will be on hand to help you make the right choice for you.
How are the A Levels changing from 2015?
Over the next 3 years, the Government is replacing all AS/A2 Levels with new A Levels. The new A Levels will be two year courses so students will sit their exams in May/June of their second year. There will be less coursework so students will be able to concentrate on their final exam rather than modules throughout the course. Click for further details