Carmel College (St Helens)
|Location||St. Helens, England, UK|
Carmel College is a Roman Catholic mixed sixth form college located in St Helens, Merseyside, England and welcomes students of all faiths. The college opened in 1987 to just over four hundred students and currently has approximately 1,800 students, the majority of whom study AS and A2 courses with the remainder following Level 1 and 2 courses or post-18 courses such as the foundation art diploma or university degrees.
In 1999, Carmel College became the first Associate College of the University of Liverpool offering a range of 4 year Science and Engineering degree courses with the first year of study at Carmel College. In 1999, Carmel also became one of the first of four sixth form colleges in England to be designated a Beacon College. Over the past 3 years, the quality of teaching at Carmel has been consistently in the top 10% of schools and colleges nationally (ALPS: A Level Performance System). In its latest Ofsted inspection, Carmel was judged to be "outstanding in all aspects of its provision." Also noted as being the 9th best in the UK.
The current Principal of Carmel College is Mike Hill
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