Business, Computing & IT, History

What attracted you to Coulsdon College?

I was attracted by the mix of students at Coulsdon, as well as the great facilities and a pleasant environment. I also liked the option to combine A Levels with BTECs, which was helpful when I didn’t do as well as I had hoped in an AS Level; I was able to convert to a BTEC in the same subject, giving me a much better chance of getting good grades and going to university.

Have you found a big difference between A Levels and BTECs?

Apart from the fact that there’s a lot more coursework and fewer exams, the main difference has been that I have two teachers for each of my BTECs. They all teach differently and I benefit from the expertise from each which is great.

What are your plans after College?

I’m hoping to go to university to study Economics. Ideally I’d like to work in Investment Management, before going on to complete a Master’s degree.

What would you say is your biggest achievement whilst at College?

I was very proud to organise the College’s celebration of Black History Month. We had a lot of fun celebrating equality and diversity with entertainment, cultural food, guest speakers and students in national costumes. I felt a real sense of achievement, working with students and staff from across the College to bring the event together.

Is this a subject you’re interested in?

Yes; I’ve been studying the meaning of BHM for my EPQ and have been debating its relevance today. With the help of a mentor, I’ve interviewed staff and students, written a 4000 word report and given a presentation to the Senior Leadership Team. As well as gaining extra UCAS points, this has been excellent preparation for going to university.

Christina, 2017.

Previous school: Carshalton High School for Girls.

Previous school: Carshalton High School for Girls

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.


Get in touch

Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

Coulsdon Sixth Form College
Placehouse Lane
Old Coulsdon



Using this site

Website by Pinksheep Marketing

© Copyright Coulsdon Sixth Form College
All Rights Reserved