A first for the area, CANDI’s new Sixth Form Hub will be based at the Enfield Centre of its sister college, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London on Hertford Road.
Students will be able to study A Levels in English Literature, History, Psychology, Sociology, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physical Education along with an Extended Project Qualification worth half an A Level.
They will also have the option of studying two A Levels at Enfield and one of 20 other A Levels at CANDI’s Sixth Form College at Angel in central London, timetable permitting.
Alternatively, they can study for an A Level plus a vocational qualification at Enfield, such as an Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma – these are worth up to three A Levels and are accepted by many universities for degree courses. Further information about these options will be provided to applicants at interview.
Lessons in Enfield will be taught by highly qualified teaching staff from the Sixth Form College where 100 students from Enfield are currently studying for their A Levels.
CANDI A Level students Nellie Castara and Yanique Edwards, who are both 17 and live in Enfield, said they would have applied to the Hub if it had been available when they left school.
Nellie said: “I am really enjoying all my subjects at CANDI. It’s going really well. The teachers are friendly and very supportive and give me extra help if I’m struggling. If I could have studied with CANDI in Enfield, I would have.”
Yanique added: “I would definitely have taken my A Levels with CANDI in Enfield as its closer to home. The teaching and support I have had from the college has helped me a lot.”
As well as offering its new range of A Level courses, the Enfield Centre boasts superb sports facilities including a floodlit all-weather football pitch, grass pitches, sports hall, fully equipped gym and changing rooms.
It is also home to CONEL’s Football, Martial Arts and Basketball Academies run in partnership with Fulham FC, Spiral Sports and the London School of Basketball, which have produced championship winning teams and medallists in national competitions.
Students at the new CANDI Sixth Form Hub will be able to join these academies and benefit from the sports facilities at Enfield. They will also be able to benefit from both colleges’ enrichment programmes including careers advice, student ambassador scheme, clubs and societies, internships and mentoring opportunities, fundraising campaigns and celebratory events.
Executive Principal Kurt Hintz said: “We are really excited to bring CANDI A Levels to Enfield. Our research told us that many CANDI students who live in Enfield were keen to study at CONEL because of its excellent sports academies, but turned the college down because it did not offer A Levels.
“We’ve been considering this for some time and are delighted that we can now offer CANDI’s excellent A Levels at the CONEL Enfield Centre. Students will have access to the same high-quality teaching and enrichment, and can even split their time between Enfield and Angel to get the best of both centres in the mix of A Levels they choose.”