Computing & IT, Science

You’re doing a mixture of A Level and BTEC Qualifications?

Yes, I’m doing A Level Computer Science, combined with BTEC in IT. Having done really well with my GCSE’s, I started doing three A Levels, but I was finding it hard to memorise the quantity of information I needed for the exams.

What kind of advice have you received from the College?

The problem was picked up really quickly and I was advised to continue with one A Level, but combine it with an Extended Diploma in IT.

Is this a better balance?

Yes. The combination is working really well as I’ve now got more time to focus on the one A Level, whilst completing all the coursework for my BTEC. So far I have gained Distinctions for all my units. I’m hoping to get an A in my A Level Computer Science and this should be possible now that I have more time to dedicate to it.

What are your plans after College?

I’m hoping to go to either Bath or Surrey University to do Games Design or Computer Science. The College took us on a trip to the UCAS Open Day at Surrey University and it was great to be able to get so much information on all the courses which are on offer.

Have you learnt any new skills since starting at College?

I had a go at Archery and surprised myself by really enjoying it. It was great for team working and I’m hoping to continue and improve.

Samekah, 2016.

Previous school: St Andrew’s C of E School.

Previous school: St Andrew's C of E 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

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