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14/10/19

Best of luck to MS, KA and AI on their applications to study

14/10/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

We are so proud of Kenny's daredevil dedication to fundraising. https://t.co/zG3A0uOoQ9

13/10/19

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The application deadline is next week (Tues 15 Oct) 🚨🚨🚨 If you’re applying to either or for 2020, check out our special advice hub for tips to stand out… Oxbridge help ➡️ https://t.co/R4uCXJCYvz https://t.co/jE83LggXqO

11/10/19

Retweeted From Ilford Recorder

Kenny, 14, abseils down one of London's tallest buildings to raise awareness of autism https://t.co/qFIhDNvWrU

10/10/19

Retweeted From Mental Health Fdn

🌍Today is and the theme is . 💚Please post a message of hope in the replies for those who may be struggling & those supporting loved ones through difficult times. https://t.co/gMvt8snpdn

06/10/19

Best of luck to CD and LP who have submitted their TO

04/10/19

students, with support from the school community held a non-uniform day on today for staff and students. This was to support Stand up to Cancer, with has the aim of speeding up life-saving cancer research https://t.co/FiLYZZvdTs

04/10/19

Retweeted From UCAS

When writing your personal statement, remember to work in short bursts, and get a second pair of eyes! 👀 (We see you ) https://t.co/KzQy3DyY3O

03/10/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

We were delighted to welcome a huge number of families to yesterday's Open Evening where prospective students learned about our massive spike in GCSE results, our focus on academic rigour and our warm, welcoming learning environment. https://t.co/tAF7tU9VCu

30/09/19

Retweeted From UCAS

Get ready for a week of hints, tips, and advice, to help you show unis that you’re the ideal student for their course 👨‍🎓👩🏾‍🎓 https://t.co/ZDTqVfVKhT

28/09/19

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Build your with our tool, PLUS get extra tips to refine it into the final polished product 💎 Personal statement tool: https://t.co/rf7fcCxSjF https://t.co/DIkvSmwsxU

27/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Our aspirational Sixth Formers are looking to their futures by attending the UK University and Apprenticeship search fair at the Emirates stadium. https://t.co/ZMUIGiGTrI

26/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Looking to get fit and or play a sport? Take a look at our fitness and PE clubs. https://t.co/iC2PnG4HO1

25/09/19

Our students getting experimental during their subject practicals at UEL , https://t.co/m3AA6pvocj

25/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

REMINDER - and PARENTS/CARERS' INFORMATION EVENING - THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.00PM. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. https://t.co/2tCBcA2XHG

25/09/19

Our students learned about opportunities to grow and enjoy new experiences with National Citizen Service https://t.co/8bXB8uG2my

23/09/19

Thank you to Ambassadors from for delivering a workshop to students who are studying https://t.co/O6BV5xKfBi

22/09/19

Families of year 5 and 6 students are warmly welcomed to our Open Evening on Wednesday 2nd of October, 6.30pm-8.30pm https://t.co/bYYNk2Zmcj

20/09/19

REMINDER - and PARENTS/CARERS' INFORMATION EVENING - THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.00PM. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. https://t.co/2tCBcA2XHG

19/09/19

Congratulations to Ms Conway and CHS staff who were shortlisted for the Outstanding Progress of the Year Award for progress made towards achieving the for https://t.co/FrSr7mTBmd

19/09/19

Retweeted From Team London

🎉 Yes, good luck to all the nominees at our LEAN awards tonight https://t.co/iatTp3NqXI

18/09/19

Best of luck to CHS who are shortlisted for the Outstanding Progress of the Year Award for progress made towards achieving the for Winners will be announced at an awards event at City Hall on Thursday evening https://t.co/1GICKTLg6J

16/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

As part of their enrichment Sixth Form students have been setting up societies such as art, photography, Spanish, student support, special fx, multicultural food, motivation and chess club. https://t.co/Zx3CZ91p4h

13/09/19

As part of their students have been setting up such as , , , student support, , , and club. https://t.co/PMaUJSil5y

11/09/19

Liam, student has volunteered to help lead lessons with our students. The lesson he taught was based on frozen pictures. Staff were impressed by his confidence and enthusiasm. are proving to be natural leaders or even future teachers! https://t.co/Znoj54ZSW6

10/09/19

Retweeted From Mental Health Fdn

🌍It's . 🤝Prevention is something that we can all play a part in. A short conversation with another person may be enough to make the difference between life and death. 💚‘WAIT’ is a good way to remember how you can support someone who may be suicidal: https://t.co/u4xu4NuTxq

09/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

We are recruiting for a number of teaching and non teaching roles within the school. Please see our vacancies page for more details https://t.co/b0thOS2g7D

05/09/19

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See your degree options based on the A-levels you’re taking: https://t.co/EphVYdC3kd https://t.co/Q8uxZKr1Bt

05/09/19

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We caught up with students who used our tool - this is how they rated it 👇👇👇 Try our personal statement tool now - https://t.co/rf7fcCPtIf https://t.co/jPaWo4dBDP

05/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Welcome back to students in Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13. https://t.co/ArIEs4X71S

05/09/19

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A warm welcome to the Year 7 and 12 students starting today. https://t.co/0Zn0PwjaQD

03/09/19

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‘A-levels are about learning to study independently. Now I use free periods to get my work done, which reduces my stress levels too.’ Moving from GCSEs to A-levels? This is one student’s story...: https://t.co/79lDpVwYVy https://t.co/o1ykDBwodU

02/09/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

We are incredibly proud of Kenny, who abseiled down Broadgate Tower, raising awareness for . https://t.co/D5alzEPJ6T

02/09/19

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Five positive study habits to start doing this term: https://t.co/SC8X5T3bz2 Even just one could make a difference! https://t.co/j6EjX4ud2Z

01/09/19

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University entry requirements don't always boil down to three letters…🔤 Entry requirements - what you might not know: https://t.co/HlEkWxyfEv https://t.co/OfU3OLglBy

22/08/19

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Well done, Kaya! https://t.co/96beJcPLNI

22/08/19

Retweeted From THE FIXUP TEAM

Congratulations to Yr 11. You are amazing...here’s a little note from the people 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽#GreatAdvice https://t.co/gcXzozBNHW

22/08/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Talhah, who is hearing impaired, achieved two 7a, six 6s and two 5s in his GCSEs https://t.co/pJRxvsxDzI

22/08/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

This year’s highest achiever is Tarek, with four 9a, six 8s and one 7. He hopes to study at Cambridge in the future. https://t.co/QwRqioY3LI

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.