Film Studies, Media Studies, Photography

Why did you choose to come to Coulsdon College?

I wanted a fresh start after five years at the same school and besides, the subjects that I wanted to study weren’t available at school.

What’s your favourite subject and why?

I love all of them, but Film Studies has to be my favourite. I have a very inspiring teacher who has progressed my work significantly. If you look at my work this year in comparison to last year, you can see how much I have improved.

You’ve already won a BFI Award for your work? Tell us about that.

Having been part of the Brighton Film School last Summer, my Film Studies teacher encouraged me to apply to be part of the BFI Film Academy. I was successful and attended the course which took place every Saturday for eight weeks. At the end of it I got two awards for my short film. Since then, I’ve been accepted on a two week course at the National Film and TV School, where I specialised in Cinematography. It was an amazing experience, using industry standard equipment and under the guidance of industry professionals.

What does the future hold for you after College?

I have a place secured at university, but having completed the course at the National Film and TV School, I have decided to take a gap year, get some more industry experience and then apply to do their MA in Cinematography. I’m aiming high, but Coulsdon College has taught me to do that, so watch this space.

Jess, 2016.

Previous school: Woodcote High School.

Previous school: Woodcote High School

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

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