English, History, Media Studies

How are you coping with exam pressure associated with doing 4 A Levels?

I actually prefer the intensity of working for exams to the constant pressure of doing coursework on BTEC courses. I seem to be able to focus really well under pressure. I did well at GCSE, gaining 6As and 5Bs and my predicted grades here are good.

What’s the best thing about College life?

We learn through debate and discussion. The teachers are focussed on you as an individual, ensuring you do your very best. I love the fact that it’s a really grown up environment and you’re not distracted by hoards of younger pupils. I think it has prepared me really well for going to university.

Do you get a lot of feedback from the teachers?

My History teacher is particularly well organised. The lessons are well planned and structured. Homework is always marked quickly with really good feedback on what could be improved. I have really enjoyed learning about the modern history of Russia.

Have you been on any trips?

I’ve been on a couple of theatre trips, including one to the National Theatre, and another to the BFI Film Festival where I got to speak to one of the producers of Suffragette. I also attended an Oxbridge day, when I was introduced to all the things I’ll have to consider if I decide to apply to Russell Group Universities. Another trip to a UCAS day enabled me to talk to lots of different universities about the courses they have on offer. It has opened up a whole new world for me and has given me food for thought.

Darcy, 2016.

Previous school: Stanley Park High.

Previous school: Stanley Park High

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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