Year 12 have had a busy week, beginning to prepare for their journey beyond Chace. Last Friday, they visited the North London Higher Education Fair, held at Middlesex university, where they were able to speak to over sixty universities and apprenticeship providers about their options and today we had over 20 professionals visit us, giving Year 12 the opportunity to find more about careers in a wide range of areas including Aerospace Engineering, Firefighting, Investment Banking, Architecture, Law and Performing Arts. All of our visitors were incredibly impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and confidence displayed by our students – well done Year 12.
Year 8 and 9 pupils involved in ‘Brilliant Club’ had a taste of the life of a university medical student when they attended lectures and seminars at the Guys Hospital campus of Kings College London.
Students were challenged and stretched throughout the day and clearly thrived under the pressure. The tutor working with them was very impressed with the quality of their work and attitude to learning.
Students involved in the new ‘Chace University’ took part in a seminar on ‘Visual illusions in Psychology’ this week. Ms Legg, who led the session, was very impressed with the extremely high standards of work the students produced in their presentations.
On 2nd February 2017, Year 9 students were invited to Kingston University, South London, to experience student life there. At the University, they did many activities with other schools: games using transferrable skills like communication, a personality test, discussions about career options and an interview with University students and staff. This informative visit helped them think about choosing the right options for GCSEs and how that will shape their future.
Written by Rene Kande – 9TGo