Chace Community School
Enfield, United Kingdom
About Chace Community School
Chace is a popular, oversubscribed mixed 11 – 19 comprehensive community school situated on a nine acre single site in central Enfield, welcoming students of all abilities. Over 45 home languages are spoken by our students who bring a rich cultural diversity to Chace. We have an intake of 210 students into Year 7 and a very successful, popular Sixth Form, with increasing numbers of Chace students going on to further and higher education and students joining our 6th form from other schools.
We have well equipped, well maintained specialist rooms in all areas of the curriculum. These include Science; Technology (Textiles, Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials, CADCAM and Computing); ICT, Music; Learning Resources Centre; gymnasium, weight training room and a large Sports Hall. In September 2008 superb new dining, Art (including Pottery and Photography), Drama and Dance and Sixth Form facilities opened. There is shared community use in the evening and at weekends as part of our commitment to extending learning at Chace.
We ensure that all students have access to excellent, challenging learning opportunities and provide a relevant, coherent, learning experience for all students in lessons and beyond, supported by regular homework. We are committed to providing a broad, balanced curriculum for all so that all students can build on prior learning and present best and are encouraged to achieve beyond expectation.
In Years 7-9 all students follow the National Curriculum (Key Stage 3): English Language and English Literature, Maths, Science, Technology including Computing, Art, Music, Drama, PE, History, Geography, RE and French or Spanish. Learning for Life, including Careers, Enterprise, Health and Sex Education, Study Skills and Citizenship, supports the curriculum and prepares students to be successful independent learners, able to make informed choices within a framework which explores moral, spiritual and personal development and promotes SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning). In Year 7 tutor groups are organised in 8 mixed ability classes. From Year 7 in Maths and Year 9 in Science, learning is organised into sets.
In Years 10 -11 (Key Stage 4) everyone studies GCSE English Language and English Literature, Maths and Science with French or Spanish offered to all students. They all study Learning for Life, RE, and PE courses and choose options from Humanities, Expressive Arts, Technology subjects at GCSE and BTEC level 1 and 2. We also offer flexible learning opportunities at Chace through partnerships with the Prince’s Trust xlclub and Capel Manor College.
Our popular highly successful inclusive 6th Form offers a full range of traditional AS and A level subjects alongside one and two year BTEC courses. We welcome students into our Sixth Form if they share our commitment to learning and meet our admissions criteria detailed in the Post 16 prospectus. Many students choose to continue their studies at university with increasing numbers of successful Oxbridge applicants.