Carmel praised by education watchdogs

Carmel principal Rob Peacock pictured with writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Carmel principal Rob Peacock pictured with writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
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Carmel College has been praised by education watchdogs.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Carmel College following its review in June.

A team of QAA reviewers judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all met UK standardss.

Examples of good practice included support for students, development of the curriculum and the use of external examiners to maintain academic standards.

However, the review also recommended improvements to the way student engagement is monitored and urged college bosses to further promote enhancement of student learning opportunities.

Principal Rob Peacock said: “The review was extremely rigorous so we are obviously delighted to receive such a positive report. At Carmel we pride ourselves on doing the very best for all our students, working closely with our university partners to prepare them for the next stage of their academic career.

“We were pleased that the team recognised several examples of excellent practice as well as providing some recommendations which will help us even further.”