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21/04/18

Great to see some familiar faces this week, who were back in to collect their exam certificates. Best of luck in your first year exams to all of our Year 13 class of 2017! https://t.co/qDZcVYsgc4

18/04/18

New Caterers...New Menu https://t.co/eJVKD1OBy2

18/04/18

Employability Opportunities from https://t.co/Zpld3h9rAq

16/04/18

Great present from a student on the first day back. Have you found your cabbage? https://t.co/SmFXV3RGsW

14/04/18

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Explore different career ideas to get a taste of what you want to do after your exams https://t.co/WR7uePAkZ7

03/04/18

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The Easter holidays are a fantastic opportunity to try out our Power to Perform recipes, available via the PiXL website (and student website - https://t.co/rGkgNKi8DE). Watch the videos and cook along with celebrity chef https://t.co/9alq0gau2B

03/04/18

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Easter Revision https://t.co/PXJKGDWcPv

03/04/18

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Watch this before you start REVISION! https://t.co/u97iV4vglG

02/04/18

Also available from the Sixth Form section of the school website: https://t.co/r1OBNBC0xb

02/04/18

Easter Revision https://t.co/PXJKGDWcPv

01/04/18

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I believe this 7 hours of revision can be achieved with balance. Here's my take 7am Exercise 8am Breakfast 9 - 10 Session 1 11 - 12 Session 2 12 - 1 LUNCH 1-2 Session 3 2-3 Session 4 3-5PLAY 😜 5 - 6 Session 5 6-7 Dinner 7-8 Session 6 8-9 Session 7 9-10 Chill 10 Bed https://t.co/Qd3W6CHV8X

29/03/18

Final preparations for tonight’s : ‘Top ten tips to support your child through their exams’ at 8pm https://t.co/LEqRnCedeS

29/03/18

Important Communication from Dr Atkins, Headteacher. https://t.co/zPRfIKKQf6

29/03/18

All ready for tonight’s ‘#parent ‘Top ten tips to support your child through their exams’ at 8pm https://t.co/s6LWMODKNu

28/03/18

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Are you a female and looking to get into a career? Be inspired... watch higher Daisy's story: https://t.co/hhr8VR9j7x https://t.co/iNExV40sjE

27/03/18

Students finish at 1.15pm on Wednesday 28th March and return to school normal time on Monday 16th April.

27/03/18

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How to REVISE! https://t.co/NIjCt4updV

27/03/18

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Higher and degree : what are they and what are the facts? Find out here: https://t.co/wsiU395KuD https://t.co/Qkoot0MHfq

26/03/18

Had a great lunchtime stall from last week. Find out more about new skills, new people & new adventures this summer at: https://t.co/aiFc2mm6WT https://t.co/8a0Bv8FbiU

26/03/18

Congratulations to James on receiving an outstanding from to study Maths

25/03/18

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Beginning university research? Our degree subject guides are an excellent place to start, including basic entry requirements and what you need to apply…: https://t.co/hh5fh72LR9 https://t.co/3v1JSoHwom

24/03/18

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Get all the advice you need to complete your with this great video https://t.co/0B999yERK5

24/03/18

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Year 12s, what experience and skills will you need to show in your personal statement when applying to uni this year? Use our tool to discover any gaps you need to plug, while there's still time: https://t.co/HNxoYldGL1 https://t.co/JdmOQ5haGQ

22/03/18

Congratulations to Alfie on receiving an outstanding from to study History

21/03/18

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Top tips on making a revision timetable that actually works... https://t.co/xZfx9Bixz3 https://t.co/J9wW2MVWua

21/03/18

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7 top tips on how to choose university halls from students 🧐👌 https://t.co/3Io3PZZKbe https://t.co/8n3WskjC1g

20/03/18

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It's spread the joy by doing a random act of kindness today: https://t.co/WhsULjTh1q https://t.co/50yyUoJRhN

19/03/18

Sessions, and information for and students https://t.co/egRbE3LKE9

19/03/18

NCS Lunchtime Stall for Year 12 from on Wednesday March 21st. Find out more about new skills, new people & new adventures this summer at: https://t.co/aiFc2mm6WT https://t.co/148bJyxRqw

17/03/18

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How are your cooking skills? Do you know these Dos and Don'ts? If not it's time to learn them...... https://t.co/2FUVZHhXzk https://t.co/bJzX0Ujsau

17/03/18

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16/03/18

BT Work Skills Day - well done to all the students who presented their ideas to the BT judges Great 10 https://t.co/dzSkwBXPsh

16/03/18

10 and students at BT headquarters for the Work Skills bootcamp grilling the staff volunteers about what it is like to work for https://t.co/oN79hjAG7W

16/03/18

Mock interview session at BT Bootcamp. https://t.co/V97qlJ97Ks

16/03/18

Year 10 and 12 students at BT headquarters for the Work Skills bootcamp https://t.co/5zP9l4gvdY

16/03/18

Great start to the BT BOOTCAMP Amber has just been pipped to first place in the BT by Faith in https://t.co/DP9lzqv9b8

12/03/18

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RT for your Students. Inbox me if you want me to send you the MP4 version to show in assembly or form time... https://t.co/Y6IDL1OOip

Student Information

Attendance

If a student is likely to be absent for a genuine reason such as ill health or bereavement we would ask parents to contact us by telephone 0208 551 4321 (ext 524), or email sixthform@ecaterham.net

If we are not aware of a reason for absence we will attempt to call or text parents in order to warn them that their child has not arrived at school. You may sometimes receive an absence text if your child was in school but arrived late for the lesson.

Why attendance and numbers of AS and A Levels really matters

Over the years there has been much debate about what is a satisfactory level of attendance for Sixth Form students, and also how large their programme should be. At our Sixth Form we expect students to have 100% attendance, and certainly no less than 96% attendance.

Results of studies by ALPs (the leading organisation providing analysis of student performance at Advanced Level and BTEC Level 3) provides some answers. They looked at all the data for AS, A2 and BTEC National students comparing the results for students with the same average GCSE scores. 

On attendance they found a clear correlation between attendance and performance. 

A student with a particular average GCSE score will do a grade better on average if they have 95% attendance than if they attend 85% of the time. Broadly speaking, miss 10% of College and you can expect to drop a grade.

The research on programme size showed that in no instances did students perform better on average by dropping from 3 to 2 A Levels. For most GCSE ability bands those with the larger programmes did better. Amongst the most able students those doing 4 do at least as well as those doing 3. 

They conclude that, ‘students taking 3 A Levels are likely to perform nearly half a grade higher across the 3 subjects compared to those taking just two A Levels. It appears that a busy student is also more likely to be a successful one.

Dress Code

Caterham Sixth Form is an extremely happy and safe community.   We want our students to get the benefit of an excellent education without interference of any sort. Our sixth form building is staffed at all times and excellent security measures are in place.

We have a number of sensible procedures to ensure that only genuine students have access to the premises and to ensure that staff and students are kept safe.

The wearing of sixth form identity badges

Students will be provided with an identity badge at the start of the year. They should  put their badge on when entering the school grounds and should wear it visibly at all times. (There may be exceptions when doing sport or working with certain types of equipment)

If a student has forgotten their badge they may enter school but should go directly to the Sixth Form area to obtain  a temporary ID for that day.  On no account may a student go anywhere else in the school until they have dealt with their ID situation. The badge is issued free of charge at the start of the year but if lost replacements will need to be paid for.

Dress Code

We do not have a uniform in the Sixth Form, however there is a smart dress code.
Students are expected to wear dark suits, (jacket & trousers or jacket & skirt) as well as dark shoes. 

Hooded tops, T Shirts and baseball caps are not acceptable. Students who ignore the dress code will be refused entry to lessons and will have to go home to change.

Student Planners

Students will be issued with planners which they should have with them at all lessons.
Apart from homework these may be used for recording data and booking the dates of important events such as exams and  careers conventions. Staff may sometimes use the diary to note issues of concern. We would ask parents to check and sign the diary and to contact the form tutor if the amount of homework being set seems inappropriate.

We believe that all of these procedures, together with the Sixth Form code of conduct, are sensible, reasonable and beneficial to our students well being and education.

We expect full co-operation from students and a high level of support from parents in maintaining high standards.

Fundamental Values

CHS Sixth Form is committed to working closely and in harmony with its community and celebrating the diversity of peoples and cultures throughout the United Kingdom.

 

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