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20/07/21

Your Safeguarding Team Safeguarding info available at https://t.co/DBNUbYaOz1 Further info for parents and carers can be found at https://t.co/rpg6m51AfV Online Safety advice can be found at https://t.co/8SjEYVDMxR You can also email Safeguarding.net https://t.co/LuPqq9r883

16/07/21

Retweeted From The Elephant Group

Fantastic to visit today and pilot our in-school work with such an engaged & interested group of young people - brilliant questions & high ambitions. Thank you! 🧑‍🎓👩🏿‍🎓 https://t.co/QjmumEJT44 https://t.co/gqMom5srr6

16/07/21

Thanks to for speaking to the Year 12 students about their future opportunities and going into Year 13. https://t.co/71aWCyIYci

15/07/21

Year 12 students attended a careers event with speakers from talking about jobs at ITN, top tips on CV writing and interviews. Thanks to for inviting us. https://t.co/OCKqeZH8fz

01/07/21

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Congratulations Amara Copsey at for winning new teacher of the year at the Tes Awards 2021👏 https://t.co/oSQOME3WFi

01/07/21

Retweeted From Ilford Recorder

Ilford educator wins teacher of the year at Tes Awards 2021 https://t.co/tMrHW5q0vN

28/06/21

Retweeted From Teach First

Huge congratulations to Amara and for winning! 🎉👏

28/06/21

Retweeted From Teach First

Huge congratulations to Amara Copsey, one of our trainee teachers, who has been named TES New Teacher of the Year. 🎉👏🏆 https://t.co/7DmTGnOKX1

27/06/21

Ms Copsey is the UK Awards 2021 New teacher of the year Ms Copsey - a 'truly inspirational example' for new teachers, say judges https://t.co/C3LJzDXqjl https://t.co/VX1V9c242p

26/06/21

Retweeted From Jas Athwal

Congratulations to Teacher of the Year 's Amara Copsey. A fantastic achievement 👏 We are so fortunate in Redbridge to have so many excellent schools and brilliant teachers like Amara inspiring local children & young people. https://t.co/hja43TI14b

25/06/21

Retweeted From Alison Peacock

Well done to Amanda Copsey New Teacher of the Year https://t.co/HZwTngyHMe

25/06/21

Congratulations Amara Copsey! The UK winner of New Teacher of the year award. Fabulous news! is so proud of you! https://t.co/JHdMMdKuFW

25/06/21

Congratulations Amara Copsey! The UK winner of New Teacher of the year award. Fabulous news! School is so proud of you! https://t.co/fAuDBnn7UO

25/06/21

Retweeted From Tes

Congratulations to Amara Copsey from , our new teacher of the year! https://t.co/ZsR8ylqqk3 https://t.co/3WA6m8wOlD

25/06/21

Retweeted From Tes

Who is the new teacher of the year? It's between , , , , , and https://t.co/HVwU03HasC

22/06/21

Ms Chapple getting into the spirit of the by practising some penalty kicks! https://t.co/YrSMEgNs0A

22/06/21

Today we have had a whole day of football! Yr 7 students took on Mr Middleweek to win some England flags! After school our girls football activators will lead there own girls football event! https://t.co/XD0LugxUHH

22/06/21

Today the Secretary of State for Education has written an open letter to parents encouraging continued regular testing, to support all the hard work schools and colleges have been doing to increase participation https://t.co/K0bTVKbkQx...

18/06/21

Academic Success - Year 8 students Kamal, Hedila & Franky have been working really hard on their rhythm and compositional skills and have composed a wonderful short drumming piece based on the Clave rhythm. Their commitment to music is inspiring to see! https://t.co/uif8iGVUdg

18/06/21

Academic Success - Paramgauru in Year 9 is very passionate about Maths. He has scored almost 100% on all the assessments and he is very determined. He answers many high-level GCSE questions. He shows clear workings and is very competitive. https://t.co/rMCpb7BtS1

17/06/21

Academic Success - Year 12 student Nanki's Spanish writing skills are superb. Nanki is an individual that pushes herself to give the best of her ability. Brilliant! https://t.co/7n2cTbbYm6

17/06/21

Academic Success - Fantastic work from Dia in year 9 who completed this amazing drawing summarising the tension between Macbeth and Malcolm in Macbeth https://t.co/K970aYHAVt

17/06/21

Academic Success - Year 12 student Naki's Spanish writing skills are superb. Naki is an individual that pushes herself to give the best of her ability. Brilliant! https://t.co/C311OTDgTC

16/06/21

Academic Success - Year 12 A Level students Demi and Hope showing their fantastic artwork. https://t.co/26wtvz8MHk

16/06/21

Academic Success - Year 9 student Eliza produced a well-presented newspaper article about a conflict event she found interesting. She had to research and put into her own words what happened, who was affected and the situation now. https://t.co/xmUJj0bHiA

16/06/21

Academic Success - Nashita in Year 8 scored full marks on her French higher paper assessment and also used the negative form in French. Her commitment to the subject is remarkable! Well Done! https://t.co/eNMaJaSVAV

15/06/21

Well done to Holly, Callum and Khushi in Year 7. All wrote outstanding final outcomes for their historical enquiry on the Elizabethan Golden Age. They are historians in the making and the history department is very proud of their accomplishments! https://t.co/Wf90m0HV36

15/06/21

Academic Success - outstanding artwork from Year 8 student Ashley https://t.co/wOTCSXYExN

14/06/21

Academic Success stories, well done to Year 9 students Rafia and Jasmin for their outstanding essays on Lady Macbeth. They had clearly put in extreme amounts of effort. https://t.co/CTKJHvk6yD

07/06/21

Retweeted From RedbridgeCVS

At the end of we remember just how important has been during this pandemic. The challenge is not yet over and we continue to says thanks to ! Caterham High School https://t.co/ZwpuHmyA71

02/06/21

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day - Alice Morse Earle https://t.co/2Ho6YUCL68

29/05/21

Retweeted From Cllr Sadiq Kothia

Wonderful project at Caterham High School! https://t.co/4jHeoSztar

29/05/21

Retweeted From Jas Athwal

Fantastic project 👏 https://t.co/nv8sVQ2J7n

29/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Caterham’s day of peace. Year 7s human dove. Can you spot Ms Chapple? https://t.co/GdyX8vAt4e

28/05/21

Retweeted From Yusuf Patel MBE

Wonderful 👏🏽 Great work by all the staff and students! https://t.co/Jz0TGaz0je

28/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Ms Chapple and Mx Lomax taking part in ‘caterham’s day of peace’ https://t.co/02gSrKUoMt

28/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Caterham’s day of Peace https://t.co/QJXIa3YXJO

28/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Caterham’s day of Peace https://t.co/D4vS3r94lk

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 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 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

The expectation is that as Sixth Form students, you lead by example and dress for school accordingly. You must be smart and professional in your appearance.

We aim to encourage high standards, whilst allowing a level of freedom of choice to students to prepare for their learning. The dress requirements are as follows:-

Shoes should be formal and polishable

Hair must be neat with no extreme cuts or colour

NO

Trainers, canvas shoes, flip flops or boots to be worn

Sportswear or shorts are not permitted. No denim jackets or jeans are to be worn

No hoodies, sweatshirts or leather jackets

No hats to be worn within the school buildings

Underwear is not to be seen.

  • Suit or formal trousers
  • Formal collared shirt with tie or a smart polo neck jumper
  • A plain jumper or cardigan
  • Suitable smart jacket is optional
  • Coat should be plain in colour
  • Suit or a formal knee length skirt/trousers
  • Blouse/smart top or smart dress
  • A plain jumper/cardigan
  • Suitable smart jacket (optional)
  • No leggings or playsuits
  • Strapless tops or dresses are not acceptable
  • No low cut tops or bare midriffs

Mobile phones, headphones and other electronic gadgets should not be worn or seen, outside of the downstairs study areas.

Students are expected to look smart at all times. Students who do not comply will be sent home. The final decision as to what looks ‘smart’ rests with the Head of Sixth Form.

Examinations

Dress code expectations apply during examinations. You are entered for exams on that condition. Failure to wear appropriate clothing will result in you being charged the cost of the exam and/or sent home.

Special arrangements may apply for Art, Sport and Drama practicals.

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.