Arya

Hospitality, Media Studies, Travel & Tourism

How have you found your time at Coulsdon College?

This is my third year and it’s gone so quickly. Coming to Coulsdon has given me the opportunity to turn things around and I’m very happy here. I joined on the Intermediate Programme as I had to re-take some of my GCSEs.

What else did you study when you first came to College?

I did Level 2 Business and Media. The skills I gained on these courses were really useful as I progressed onto the Level 3 Advanced programme. I particularly enjoyed the Dragon’s Den project which I undertook for Business; it taught me entrepreneurial skills and developed my confidence.

What are you planning to study at university?

I’ve been offered a place at Canterbury Christchurch to study BA in Tourism Management. My courses have been brilliant preparation for this. I’ve had practice interviews with EasyJet cabin crew and with No 1 Lounge, Gatwick Airport, as well as project experience planning and executing a group trip to Spain. We had to research, plan, book the trip and evaluate it afterwards, which really helped improve my organisation and presentation skills.

What would you say to other students considering Coulsdon?

I really recommend it – coming here has been great for me. My teachers have been very good, providing extra workshops to help me achieve my goals. The Careers Department even spent time with me during the holidays, advising me on my personal statement for university. My predicted grades are very good and I’m on my way to securing a career in the travel industry – something I daren’t dream of when I first came here.

Arya, 2017.

Previous school: Graveney School.


Previous school: Graveney School
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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 schoolpartnerships@coulsdon.ac.uk 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: schoolpartnerships@coulsdon.ac.uk or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.

 

Get in touch

Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282
Email: enquiries@coulsdon.ac.uk

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