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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

Retweeted From UCAS Online

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

Retweeted From Dr.Jackson

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

Retweeted From Dr.Jackson

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

Retweeted From Apprenticeships

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

Retweeted From Dr.Jackson

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

27/03/18

Retweeted From Apprenticeships

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

Retweeted From UCAS Online

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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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

Retweeted From Dr.Jackson

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

Parent Information

Parents Guide

Caterham High School values its Sixth Form students very highly and places great value on the contribution that each individual student makes to the school community as a whole. The school believes that it is the good working relationship between parents, carers, students and staff that will help guide student’s development to realise their full potential - academically, socially and emotionally.

Life in the Sixth Form is different to that in the lower school. It is when students develop from being a child to an adult. They are expected to take increasing responsibility for their learning and management of their time.

Year 12 and 13 students can expect to receive support and guidance with their applications to universities or apprenticeships. Any students wanting to attend university open days and interviews have permission to do so providing the Sixth Form Office is notified in advance. Please note that the school will only authorise up to 3 days for University Open Day visits.

DRESS CODE

Sixth Form students are role models for the rest of the School and are required to uphold and embody the standards expected of them. Students in the Sixth Form must maintain consistently appropriate personal standards of dress. Dress Code guidance is available on the school website or in the Sixth Form Handbook.

Failure to uphold the Dress Code could, in the first instance, result in a student being asked to return home and change into appropriate attire. In the case of repeated instances, it could result in a consideration of the student’s position in the Sixth Form.

BEHAVIOUR

Students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are the most significant factors in bringing about all forms of success at Caterham High School.

No student can become the best they can be unless they develop positive behaviours in respect of their relationships with others, their conduct around school and their attitude to their own learning and future.

Students are required to undertake a range of tasks and activities that demand high levels of independent learning. Students need to be able to prioritise tasks and make effective use of their Study Periods—these are not to be used as free time or to “have a break”!

Where students encounter difficulties, experienced staff will provide support and guidance.

MAXIMISING POTENTIAL IN THE SIXTH FORM

Through a combination of research evidence and experience, we have compiled the typical characteristics of students who enjoy the highest success in the Sixth Form (in terms of grade outcomes and progression). This is not meant to be prescriptive as each student is an individual, but can be used as a guide to monitor student effectiveness.

Typical characteristics of the successful sixth form student include:

  • Attendance at school and lessons is 96% or higher.  Students must be punctual to school and lessons.
  • Completes at least 4 hours of independent study for each subject studied per week. Where this is not directed by the teacher, students should read around the subject, revise and consolidate understanding independently.
  • Submits independent study tasks IN FULL and ON TIME.
  • Works no more than 10 hours in paid/voluntary employment.
  • Has a goal, knows what they want to do and is proactive in ensuring that they are doing what is needed to achieve their goal.  Invests time in setting goals and researching strategies.
  • Is effective at time management – uses their planner, to-do lists and timetables in order to prioritise work, meet deadlines and stay on top of work Is organised and always attends lessons fully prepared – paper, pens, equipment etc.
  • Engages with teachers and tutors – asks questions and is clear about how to raise their achievement.
  • Makes effective use of their Personalished Learning Checklists (PLCs)
  • Engages with parents about their learning – what they’re studying, how they’re doing, what they’re planning to do to  improve.
  • Uses peers to improve own learning and study habits through discussion and collaborative working.
  • Uses effective revision strategies (e.g. visual methods, practise papers, collaborative working) and employs them throughout the year, not just prior to examinations.
  • Enjoys a healthy work-life balance – devotes time to other pursuits, hobbies, social activities.

HOW CAN PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

You are the expert on your child. Your support, encouragement and practical help can make a spectacular difference.

Take an active interest by ensuring your child has the necessary space to complete tasks at home. Discuss with them what homework they have and from time to time, check that they are up to date with assignments or projects. Encourage your child to make effective use of their planner or diary. This enables your child to plan and prioritise leading to taking greater responsibility. However, it is essential to work hard on all chosen subjects even if they are proving difficult. Check your child is completing at least 4 hours of independent study per week on each subject. Establish a routine where your child knows when it is time for study and time to relax.

Frequent, short study sessions can be more effective than studying for long hours on end. Your child will need an effective learning space away from distractions preferably not in a room with siblings or the TV. Turn mobiles off when studying!

Crucial support in the run up to exams

  • Talk with them about what they would find useful/helpful
  • Help provide any equipment they need
  • Contact school if you or they have any worries
  • Praise, support and encourage when reserves are low
  • Encourage healthy eating, exercise and sleep 
  • Provide suitable conditions for study and help to devise a revision plan for each subject

Spotting signs of stress & ways to deal with it

  • Trouble sleeping due to worry
  • Short tempered, snappy, tired
  • Crying, headaches
  • Poor appetite
  • Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
  • Panic attacks

Encourage your child to take time off and take some exercise. Going for a short walk allows you time to relax and think things through. Try to listen and maintain their perspective.

If you have particular concerns, then please feel free to contact the school and we will be more than happy to work things through with you.

Sixth Form Staff

Phone: 020 8551 4321 (ext 524)

Email: SixthForm@ecaterham.net

Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5) Mr É Casey (Business Studies)
Year Leader 12 Ms A Machnicki (PE)
Year Leader 13 Mr M Buadi (Business Studies)
Sixth Form Admin Assistant Ms J Vincent
Sixth Form Admin Assistant Ms P Richards 
Year 12
12 Newton Ms R Tribak (Maths)
12 Pankhurst Mr R Leech (Art)
12 Windsor Mr R Ali (Maths)
12 Redgrave Ms N Weinfass (History) / Ms M Patten (PE)
12 Brunel Ms S Frederick (Business Studies)
12 Seacole Mr P Carpenter (Media)
12 Newton-Pankhurst Mr J Ince (ICT)
12 Windsor-Redgrave Mr N Ullah (Business Studies)
12 Brunel-Seacole Mr D Earl (Art)
Year 13
13 Newton Ms C Malik (English)
13 Pankhurst Ms R Mir (Science)
13 Windsor Mr R Olaneye (PSHCE)
13 Redgrave Mr B Johnson (Psychology) / Mr T J Mackenzie (Music)
13 Brunel Ms E Christofides (Sociology) / Ms D Alarcon-Mcallister (French)
13 Seacole Mr B Denney (Science)

 

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