Medical Science, Science, Sport

Why did you choose your courses?

I did the Lower Sixth at St Bede’s doing A Levels, but didn’t do well in the exams, so I knew that I would be better suited to BTECs. I’ve known that I want to be a Paramedic for a long time, having been a member of St John Ambulance, so the Extended Diploma in Medical Science provided the perfect grounding for this career.

What does the Medical Science course involve?

It concentrates on the medical aspects of each science. For example, in Biology, we’ve explored how the body works as well as diseases and infections. In Chemistry we’ve learnt about how medicines are made and in Physics, how medical equipment works. We’ve specialist teachers for each subject and I’ve learnt so much from them.

Have you applied to go to university?

I had help from the College Careers Department, preparing for my university interviews, which were quite intense. I’ve had offers from Hertfordshire and Anglia Ruskin Universities for their three year BSc courses in Paramedic Science.

Are you involved with other activities at College?

I was proud to be appointed Sports Officer for the Students’ Union this year and worked hard to get more girls involved in sport on the campus. I’m really keen on sport; I’ve competed nationally in trampolining and played rugby for Chipstead.

What do you enjoy about being part of the St John’s Ambulance?

I’m fully first-aid trained. I love helping at local events and volunteering in the community. I’ve mastered essential lifesaving skills as well as learnt to work in a team and under pressure.

Leah, 2017.

Previous school: St Bede’s.

Previous school: St Bede’s

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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