Coulsdon College French A Level students have recently been practising their French speaking skills at home and abroad.  In early March, they attended Portsmouth University to find out more about Translation courses.  There were interactive taster sessions which the students got involved in, encouraging them to try their hand at translating and interpreting in French.  There was also a talk from a previous student who is currently using his language skills to work for the European Commission.  “This was a great opportunity for us to get a better understanding of what courses are available,” said Bianca Magalhaes, “and the type of career opportunities that are available to us after studying languages.”

More recently the same students were offered the opportunity of visiting France and staying with host families in Montpellier, totally immersing themselves in the French language and culture.  They attended French lessons in the morning, revising grammar and vocabulary, followed by various fun activities in the afternoon.  The visit was timely as students will be taking their A Level oral exams after the Easter holidays.  Vanina Hansel enjoyed her time in France, “It was great to be able to practise our speaking skills so intensively.  We all improved a lot and hopefully that will show in our results next term.”

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


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