We are the only college in the area rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
We are a community where everyone is welcome; Carmel is open to students of any faith or none and everyone is supported in their particular journey. Students from various different schools in Darlington and the surrounding areas come together to make our VI Form amazing.
We offer bespoke packages to our students. We look at each individual’s strengths and weaknesses and the skills you possess and we tailor a package to suit you. After receiving important information and guidance, students can select 3, 4 or 5 A levels with the opportunity also to complete either the EPQ, Mathematical Studies and/or Sports Leaders Awards.
Excellent exam results year on year of which we are very proud. Our students progress to the finest universities in the country – and sometimes beyond these shores. Some move directly into apprenticeships or employment and all are provided with individual advice and careful support. Our A*-B grades for the past 3 years are 56%, which is significantly higher than the national average.
We have a strong team of VI form tutors who track the progress of each student, assisting them every step of the way in their academic and personal development and providing amazing pastoral care.
We value our VI form students very highly and they are afforded many privileges. They have access to the whole College, as well as specific areas. VI formers have their own common room, complete with a pool table, Playstation, hot and cold drinks machine and an all-day bistro.
Our subject teachers are all highly qualified to work with A level students to ensure they fulfil their potential. Carmel VI Form is for students who want to achieve at the highest level. The curriculum is wide-ranging and includes traditional A-levels alongside vocational courses.
There are many opportunites to get involved in a number of activities and events beyond the classroom, as part of our extensive enrichment programme. The College has an unrivalled history of sporting success, a great tradition of amazing musical productions and a well-established Duke
of Edinburgh scheme. There are also fantastic opportunities to travel to places such as Paris,
Lourdes and the USA.
We currently offer a successful Bursary scheme. The Bursaries are intended to provide financial help to young people aged 16 to 19, who face financial barriers to participating in education or training, provided they meet agreed standards of attendance and behaviour.
Carmel VI Form has a dynamic and focused Student Leadership Team. There are many opportunities to develop leadership skills at Carmel. In addition to the roles for which students are elected, there is the opportunity for all to be involved in the running of the school and assisting staff with day to day duties.