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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

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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

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

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:-

ALL STUDENTS

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.

MALE

  • 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

FEMALE

  • 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.

 

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Sixth Form Handbook August 2019 03rd Sep 2019 Download