Business, Music, Public Services

Where did your love of music start?

It’s in my blood; I’m the fifth generation of my family to be a musician and play in a Salvation Army band.

What instruments do you play?

I play piano and trumpet, but my main instrument is cornet. I’m working towards my Grade 8, fitting all my practice around performances.

Have you enjoyed studying BTEC Music?

Yes. The music facilities at College are excellent and I’ve had lots of opportunities to perform at events. I’ve met so many talented musicians at College, there’s a great buzz and team work between the students. We use Mac Logic Pro software for recording and editing our ideas which is great for composition work.

What is your outstanding memory from your time at College?

Playing the Last Post at the Remembrance Day service in the Atrium was a proud moment.

How has the College supported you with your GCSE re-takes?

I failed both English and Maths GCSE at school but I think the combination of the excellent teaching and support helped me pass both subjects in my Lower Sixth.

What are you plans for the future?

Long term, I may join the Police Force, but in the meantime, I’m looking to secure an Apprenticeship, possibly in the public sector or a bank.

Luke, 2017.

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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