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06/04/20

Redbridge Safer Schools Team - Beware of fraud and scams during Covid19 https://t.co/bSAejrH2NT

06/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Remember, you can pass on before you show any symptoms. Keep your distance if you leave your home to shop for food or exercise. You must stay at least 2 metres (6ft 6in) away from other people you pass on your journey 👟📏+📏🚴🏽 https://t.co/6zjlBaDCXF

05/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Thanks to every one of you who has become a member of the Redbridge Joins Together community Facebook group, supporting others in the borough during the outbreak🙏 If you haven't done so already, you can join at👉🏽https://t.co/ZS7qN0v0QX https://t.co/acvnl2E7kW

04/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Please remember support is always available. Day or night, somebody will answer your call. https://t.co/EU3YJGnMJN

04/04/20

UCAS update following Ofqual announcement Please see below, or click on the link below for an information letter from Mr Casey regarding information for September 2020 entry. https://t.co/OiHw0TX2X9 https://t.co/OILelJ25NI

03/04/20

Retweeted From Widad Allybaccus

thank you to the NHS from Akeem @ Caterham High School https://t.co/YETQ6lGSho

03/04/20

Retweeted From UCAS

For further details in relation to Ofqual's announcement please use the following link. https://t.co/aIZmW29gb4 https://t.co/fzAY95jbRZ

03/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives

Thank you to everyone in the NHS for all that you are doing - from all at East Area Police. https://t.co/EOHtdKzRyx

02/04/20

For all Students - a fantastic opportunity to ask key questions to key and providers. Places are limited. To sign up use the link https://t.co/q91XbPh9cB https://t.co/xJMertLx9C

02/04/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

I want to directly thank everyone who is working to support children and young people during the fight to reduce the spread of Covid-19. https://t.co/HE9b8U8QjV

02/04/20

Retweeted From GOV UK

Coronavirus. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

02/04/20

University taster days and sessions | City, University of London https://t.co/6wErUc12Lu

01/04/20

Retweeted From Sarah

A massive thank you from me, such a wonderful thing to do. My 88 year old mum is a resident there.

01/04/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

URGENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS TO COLLECT ONLINE RESOURCES PACKS If any student needs a paper pack parents can EMAIL welcome.net stating child’s name & year group. Request Deadline: Thursday 2nd April 2pm Child/parent can then pick up-11am & 12noon on Friday 3rd April https://t.co/CXBDa4VCHg

01/04/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

If unable to pickup on Friday please email welcome.net, with parental name, child name, year group and postal address including post code

01/04/20

If unable to pickup on Friday please email welcome.net, with parental name, child name, year group and postal address including post code

01/04/20

URGENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS TO COLLECT ONLINE RESOURCES PACKS If any student needs a paper pack parents can EMAIL welcome.net stating child’s name & year group. Request Deadline: Thursday 2nd April 2pm Child/parent can then pick up-11am & 12noon on Friday 3rd April https://t.co/CXBDa4VCHg

01/04/20

Caterham High School donated food to the Birchwood Residential Care Home (Clayhall Avenue). Birchwood have 40 residents from our local community. They love baking, so all the flour and sugar will come in handy, they can also have fish and chips on Friday! https://t.co/M6MCqry1bA

01/04/20

REDBRIDGE JOINS TOGETHER FACEBOOK GROUP A group for Redbridge residents who want to support others during the coronavirus outbreak as well as those who need some help themselves.​ https://t.co/C0oED8sCSY https://t.co/Xvc9sgGxUk

01/04/20

Key Workers Holiday Provision URGENT DEADLINE 2.00PM 1ST APRIL https://t.co/A2tYULRbPC

01/04/20

Free Access to ‘The Day’ https://t.co/7Y4ZzNhpXT

31/03/20

Retweeted From Kathryn Halford OBE, RN, RSCN

Thanks

31/03/20

Department have been helping out: Mr Earl and his art colleagues have put together packs for our local group "Clayhall Volunteer Group". CVG are helping to keep children and their families busy and learning through arts & crafts https://t.co/NKDCtlSFgx

31/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

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30/03/20

Ms Chapple and Ms Dayal have been packing up protective masks and gloves to be donated to the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust ()to support staff on the frontline fighting the https://t.co/eLvzdI5Sbi

30/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Keep on top of your reading during school closures with books across the Shortlists for 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals https://t.co/ZkAQHsPPRQ

29/03/20

Information for Parents about Online Safety at Home https://t.co/qQ6O0W6Uxe https://t.co/gWxYwiPOD8

28/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

At the end of a difficult week, I would like to say a massive thank you to all the school leaders, teachers and staff who have show immense dedication as they step up to help this country tackle coronavirus. https://t.co/DOSg7EP2re

27/03/20

UCAS Update: Confirmation of new decision and reply deadlines https://t.co/L5eIzMc6If

27/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

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26/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Please be aware of a scam being posted on social media. The school would not ask for our families bank account details. See below: https://t.co/dipQ8KSqWC

26/03/20

David Walliams is releasing an audio book every day at 11.00am. https://t.co/fng4Jo0pPa https://t.co/aa1qIHGqCG

26/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

PE for students every day at 9.00am https://t.co/zSfyfRz25J https://t.co/y0UOXfJ6Mr

26/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Amazon have made their children’s stories available for free. Follow this link to start listening. https://t.co/1n5ftXRCfZ

24/03/20

Information https://t.co/2hoF6KcjV2

24/03/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Update: Higher education providers in England have been asked not to change their offers to students for two weeks in order to maintain stability. https://t.co/tIWtxvRd1S

24/03/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Following the cancellation of examinations and assessments, the Government today asked all universities and colleges to stop making unconditional offers or amending existing offers to students for up to two weeks. 1/5

Enrichment

Community Languages

If you are proficient in all four areas of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) you may take examinations at AS/A2 Level. It will be your responsibility to look at past papers and prepare yourself for the examination. Recent subjects taken include: Spanish, German, Turkish, Urdu and Arabic. Other Language examinations are available.

Personal & Social Education (PSE)

All students participate in the course in Personal and Social Education, including Careers Education, Citizenship, discussion of moral issues and lessons in the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse.

Those students who are following Advanced courses will also have the opportunity to take A Level in General Studies as part of the PSE programme.

The AS exam in General Studies takes place at the end of Year 12. There is no coursework.

Employability Skills

All students participate in a number of employability and WorkSkills sessions that are run throughout the year, including the following areas:

  • CV and Applications
  • Interview Skills
  • Time Management

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a two week Work Experience placement in the summer term.

We also offer Industry Insight days and apprenticeship opportunities to students throughout the school year. We offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Gold Level.

The Extended Project (EPQ)

The Extended Project is a single piece of work of a student’s choosing that requires evidence of planning, preparation, research and independent learning. It is available as a stand-alone qualification for A Level students or may form part of a diploma qualification.

An Extended Project might be:

  • a design;
  • a report with findings from an investigation or study;
  • a dissertation presenting an argument;
  • an artefact;
  • a performance.

The Extended Project offers opportunities for learners to:

  • have significant input into the choice and design of an extended piece of work;
  • develop and apply decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, initiative and enterprise;
  • extend their planning, research, critical-thinking, analytical, synthesis, valuation and presentation skills;
  • use their learning experiences to support their personal aspirations for Higher Education and career development.

The skills that students develop through the Extended Project are directly relevant to, and useful for, university-level study. Students can refer to the Extended Project in their UCAS personal statements and at interview to demonstrate some of the qualities that universities are looking for.

Future Learn

Future Learn offers you a powerful new way to learn online. Every course has been designed according to principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress.

We learn best when we share and debate ideas with fellow learners, to understand their different experiences and perspectives and to fill the gaps in our own knowledge. But not everyone likes being social, so rather than sending our learners off to separate discussion forums, you can add your comments alongside the content.

You can start by reading what other people have to say about the topic, and then join in when you’re ready. If you particularly like a comment, you can choose to follow its author so that you can easily find the people and comments that are of the most interest to you.

Each partner university has designed a complete learning experience, presented by leading academics in their field. Rather than broadcast long classroom lectures, ideas are introduced via high quality videos and articles. You can then discuss what you’ve learned, testing your new knowledge with interactive quizzes that offer helpful responses and the opportunity to try again if an answer is wrong. Every course tells a story, step by step, with challenges and helpful tips along the way, to test and build your understanding.

 

Visible learning

One way to enhance learning is to make the process visible, so that you know what is coming next, where you are in the course and how far you have come. The To Do list gives you an overview of the course, showing the activities for each week, and keeping a record of what you’ve completed.

Browse Future Learn Course

vInspired

vInspired is a program actively engaging students, or young people, with volunteering opportunities. Not only does it offer a range of volunteering opportunities but also rewards students for their volunteering efforts.

VInspired works in a way that is flexible for students so that it does not get in the way of academic studies or exam preparation. The students either find opportunities themselves, get presented opportunities by a teacher or both.

Students complete a number of hours of volunteering which are then recorded the VInspired website, which keeps track of how many hours a volunteer does. It also sets milestones or goals in the form of set hours for the student to achieve when volunteering. The goals are 10 hours, 30 hours, 50 hours and then 100 hours. Once the student has completed a level of volunteering, say 10 hours, they are then eligible for a reward in the form of a certified and recognized certificate that looks amazing on CV’s and is a good topic of conversation in an interview or personal statement.

My vInspired journey began when Mr Ali introduced the program to Sixth Form students.

As part of my volunteering for vInspired, I volunteered at a Care Home in Barkingside, where I go twice a week and visit residents who otherwise might have anyone, or very few people to talk to and interact with. I visit multiple residents within the home and speak to them about their lives, and mine. I believe the work I do at the care home is beneficial for the residents as it gives them a break from the normal routine of the Care Home, and gives them a fresh face to interact with.

I also volunteer at my old scout group helping young scouts with skills I learnt as a scout myself -  interacting with them, helping organizing and running activities, which is beneficial for them as it teaches them more practical skills outside the academic world.

I have also helped with school events such as Parents’ Evening and Open Evenings. I feel that my voluntary contributions to my school, as well as that of other Sixth Form students helps to allow these kind of events to run smoothly.  

As a result of my voluntary contributions I have received the V50 award, which is 50 hours of volunteering, and I am now currently working toward the final V100 award.

I would definitely recommend the vInspired program to other students, and people in general who want to give back to the community. vInspired has allowed me to show that I have gone the extra mile by doing something different and devoting time to a cause, or multiple causes, which is something well worth doing.

I am very glad that Mr Ali decided to run this Program within the Sixth Form as it has helped me and am sure it will help other students in gaining new experiences, and helping other people and causes.

Morgan Barlow- Clark, Year 13

Work Experience/Summer Schools/Open Days

Students in year 12 will be given the opportunity to complete a 2 week work placement. This gives the student an insight into the working world, allowing them all to gain practical knowledge. There are many benefits of work experience:

  1. Careers education and guidance: raising pupils’ awareness of the factors which may determine career choice and the requirements of particular employment sectors.
  2. Attainment in individual subjects: enhancing pupils’ understanding of the skills developed within the curriculum.
  3. Support for vocational qualifications: improving pupils’ understanding of the areas they are studying and acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills.
  4. Learning about the world of work: preparation for the transition from education to work and recognising a wide variety of employability skills such as problem solving, flexibility and the ability to work with others.
  5. General personal and social development: enhancing their self-confidence, maturity and their interpersonal skills.
  6. Breadth of curriculum experience: support for pupils’ learning in a range of areas which will prepare them for adult life, such as understanding of social, economic and industrial issues, citizenship and enterprise.
  7. Health and safety: helping raise pupils’ awareness of the importance of following health and safety requirements in the workplace.
  8. Key Skills: offering opportunities to collect evidence which can go towards developing key skills.
  9. Career Planning: contributing to the development of a young person’s career plan, including applying to university.
  10. Motivation and achievement: helping raise pupils’ motivation and self-esteem through experimental learning.​

The Sutton Trust support programmes for students from low income backgrounds, but their summer school programme will soon open for applications

sutton trust

in2science summer science placements could be useful, which I’ll raise at the group session tomorrow (again for students from low income families)

in 2 science

The Nuffield Foundation also run bursaried summer science work experience placements

nuffield foundation placements

Paid School Leaver Programme - Step Forward - see powerpoint on right hand side

Hospital based work experience

For students looking for hospital based work experience and interview training there are places available for a Summer 2016 Camp at project India. This is perfect for those applying next year or the year after.

hospital work experience

Summer work experience camp for your aspiring doctors:

There is a special two-week camp between 14th -28th August 2016 that is designed to help prepare students for medical school entry.

The camp includes shadowing different doctors for up to 10 days, mock interview training, clinical training sessions and advice from current UK medical students on entry to medical school.

Full details of the camp can be found here

Medical Work Experience Courses

Work Experience Course Letter

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. It aims to give all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

Its balanced programme of activities develops the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction and team working.

The students achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

At our Sixth Form, we have students availing of the opportunity to complete the DofE Gold Award. The groups are coordinated by Ms Conway who provides the necessary support for them to achieve their goals and complete their award.

The DofE promotes independence and encourages students to undertake in rewarding volunteering projects both in and outside of school. Examples include working in charity shops, assisting primary schools, participating in community work and running countless lunch and after school clubs. 

In addition to volunteering students develop their own skills both mentally and physically by undertaking in a range of activities. To round off their award they undertake in an expedition, two weekends away learning to camp, cook and navigate, working as a team to complete their objectives.

Financial Times Secondary Schools

Please click on the link below to register for the FT Secondary Schools Programme for information on preparing for life after school.

https://www.ft.com/corp-signup/join?token=1652722a-7f32-4cd0-9033-062fd0f76c0d

Please click on the link below to access the Financial Times:

https://www.ft.com/  

Please note this link is IP restricted and will only open within your school's network. 

We recommend that you register with FT.com and create their own individual accounts. This will give you access to the FT from anywhere, allow you to download and use their app and other tools.