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25/04/19

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A thank you from the mayor. https://t.co/WTznN1q4ok

24/04/19

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Allow universities and colleges to contact you with an offer, even if you haven’t applied to them – just in case things don’t go to plan 👍 https://t.co/66kb6hZ5Fr https://t.co/lQQyOqr4hl

23/04/19

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🛠️ Apprenticeships 💻 Internships ⛩️ Gap year ✈️ Studying overseas Higher education isn’t your only option after leaving school! Start discovering today 👇 https://t.co/ZZiBQbzaJ6

22/04/19

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½ price Easter eggs = yes 👌💰 These five revision techniques = no: 🚫 Highlighting the wrong way 🚫 Just reading 🚫 Copying full sentences 🚫 Putting all bets on black 🚫 Ignoring technique for content Here’s why: https://t.co/3SHkk1JYCh https://t.co/mNWbc5PsKg

21/04/19

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Happy Easter everyone! Enjoy a well-earned break from revising, as these adorable bunnies are. https://t.co/MA7NFpUNf1

19/04/19

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Revising is one thing; staying calm on exam day is another 😰 Could these practical tips help your nerves on the day? 👀 Revision and exam tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/xXw16u62P0

18/04/19

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Year 12s, already thinking about your personal statement? Our guide is the perfect first step: ✏️ What to write ✏️ How long it should be ✏️ How to structure it How to write a personal statement: https://t.co/0OFqagEqpp https://t.co/ckMipD4cIW

17/04/19

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Could one of these make a BIG impact on your revision? Five positive study habits: https://t.co/SC8X5SLAHu https://t.co/Mf8oApxlFv

16/04/19

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Welcome Sociologists! We're looking forward to our second ever Sociology Conference today 🤩 https://t.co/eDdGFOX37W

16/04/19

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Struggling to focus on revision? Check out our brand-new Snapchat Story for some eggcellent tips: https://t.co/TnB9q83tlE https://t.co/gbO4QABNDs

16/04/19

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Students with mental health problems can disclose this on their UCAS application, to make sure they can access the support they’re entitled to. and discuss the benefits of disclosure in this short blog 👇 https://t.co/LntNLPTro8

13/04/19

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Accepted an offer? It’s a good idea to get to know your potential uni! 🎒 Attend an open day 🕹️ Take a virtual tour 📱 Follow their social media Read more 👉 https://t.co/RutJP7faL3 https://t.co/12A7BORi0p

12/04/19

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How’s that revision going? If you’re struggling to stay motivated, our NEW guide covers…: 🖥️ Sort out your workspace 🏃‍♀️ How to use study breaks 🤫 A list celebs' tips Plus more! Staying productive while studying: https://t.co/LsqsihYDcH https://t.co/1EcHpboRq6

11/04/19

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Unsure if there is a deadline coming up? Want to know when a uni/college has to get back to you? Check our key dates! 👇 https://t.co/AohG1KHjYU

10/04/19

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Six in ten students didn’t apply for any bursaries or scholarships, ¾ of whom presumed they wouldn’t be eligible. HOWEVER, those that DID get their hands on extra funding had these tips to share… 🤫 Finding extra funding – student tips: https://t.co/sS1UQQPup0 https://t.co/YZtQjSBgMS

10/04/19

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BRAND NEW! How to stay productive when studying: https://t.co/LsqsihH1O7 Just in time for Easter revision! 🐣📚🤓 https://t.co/2svC19sYG2

09/04/19

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Find out everything you need to know about replying to offers, including: ✍️ How to reply 🤘 Reply types 📅 Reply dates 🤔 Changing your mind https://t.co/ogXNtv8m9A

09/04/19

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How to stay motivated: ‘Setting yourself goals, and reminding yourself of these goals, will push you to strive harder, revise longer, and maybe make you read over that essay just one more time before the hand in day!’ https://t.co/peivp4MuzC

08/04/19

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‘A revision timetable really is essential, but should be flexible. Subjects can be broken down into sections or topics, which can each be allocated a ‘session’. There should also be scheduled breaks.’ Dr Sharon Parry has some top revision tips! 📚 https://t.co/Ul3V71YP4Y https://t.co/j5SFb1iQ4n

08/04/19

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Revision is pretty black and white, right? Maybe not 🤯 Here are five absolute revision no-nos… Drop them like they’re hot! https://t.co/3SHkk21A0R https://t.co/0PocaOlHVs

07/04/19

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Researching your potential uni is an important step in making the right choice. Find out about: 🏫 Open days 🕹️ Virtual tours 🎒 UCAS Exhibitions https://t.co/PcWiBu6GTQ

05/04/19

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10/10 And finally (now you’ve read these tips), deactivate/uninstall social media or apps that suck up tons of time⌛️ You may be surprised how much your productivity skyrockets 🚀 Don't forget our full revision section ➡️ https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/nhuayXGaL4

05/04/19

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9/10 Past papers will get you accustomed to the Qs you’ll face - this way you won't be thrown off by the wording or format 😐 Also, practise picking out the key parts of the question quickly. . . . Revision advice and tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/PI5VuACDfh

05/04/19

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8/10 Studying with music on, yes or no? Provided you don’t waste time creating playlists, the right tunes can block out your surroundings and help you focus 🎧 . . . Revision advice and tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/IZmZ2Q6ivI

05/04/19

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7/10 You can’t work non-stop 🙅‍♂️ Take breaks and treat yourself to stay motivated to get the work done eg a sweet treat, an extra episode of your fave show, an afternoon off. . . . Revision advice and tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/EIMkEac25F

05/04/19

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6/10 Pick your study buddies carefully! Which ones let you crack on or make a positive difference, and which ones just distract you? If you think you’ll get more done on your own, do it! . . . Revision advice and tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/FXAeOIzJQg

05/04/19

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5/10 Sleep is important! Exam season can be emotionally (and literally) exhausting. Try to get at least eight hours a night (and stick to a routine) 😴 . . . Revision advice and tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/ctm8vGPY50

05/04/19

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4/10 Writing down everything you need to remember can really help things stick! Gradually refine pages and pages down to brief notes and acronyms. . . . Revision advice and tips: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/3iTy2vdNS0

05/04/19

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3/10 Set goals you want to achieve every time you sit down to study (and test yourself on these). This will ensure you’re getting something out of EVERY study session and an inspiring sense of achievement throughout. https://t.co/SCS1Iimp36

05/04/19

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2/10 Tackling a whole subject, a tricky module or a certain topic you've struggled with, can be scary 🤮 Break these down into more manageable chunks to make them less overwhelming 😀 https://t.co/H8Jz3FIBiq

05/04/19

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1/10 Before everyone escapes for Easter 🐣, here are some quick-fire revision tips… Start with a study timetable. It’s a quick win and will help you get a grasp of what needs to get done! . . . Revision help and hacks: https://t.co/44L0OscFE0 https://t.co/j0SBoXFgRm

04/04/19

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Find out everything about Extra, including: 🤷 what is Extra? 🤔 is Extra for me? ✍️ where can I apply? 👂 when will I hear back? https://t.co/qWbWIT2HSn

03/04/19

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We answer your questions about replying to offers! Including: ❓ What do ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ mean? ❓ Can I reply to more than two offers? ❓ Do I have to reply at the same time? ❓ When do I need to reply? https://t.co/LkIn5F7Cx2

03/04/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

The school has a new mascot, a hedgehog discovered in the science block. He has been adopted by a member of staff and nicknamed Sci. https://t.co/RF6yCwa39U

30/03/19

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Boost your child’s chances of getting a bursary by simply tick a box ✅ ‘It was very easy! If you choose to share [your student finance details] with the uni, they will contact you about [their] bursary.’ Top tips from students who secured extra cash 💰: https://t.co/hDZ4PlGe8a https://t.co/QrGP6Du0YB

29/03/19

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How to stay motivated: ‘Setting yourself goals, and reminding yourself of these goals, will push you to strive harder, revise longer, and maybe make you read over that essay just one more time before the hand in day!’ https://t.co/peivp4MuzC

28/03/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Students across the school took part in 'Caterham's Got Talent', showcasing their talents to peers and staff. https://t.co/E8MZT33rBT

27/03/19

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March is almost over 😲 Year 13s, see what’s around the corner and what you could be doing to stay one step ahead... Year 13 key times: https://t.co/998fiyxzvJ https://t.co/VJbQFKGqyO

26/03/19

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How are you feeling about your upcoming exams? We tackle some of the biggest revision and exam struggles, take a look... https://t.co/6v0Okd4Hoh

26/03/19

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Received a fresh batch of our updated Higher and Degree Apprenticeships guide, warm from the oven/printers 🍞 Grab your free copy here ➡️ https://t.co/PfTNsuK2CM https://t.co/3J62PgfQO0

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

We do not have a uniform in the Sixth Form, however there is a smart dress code.
Students are expected to wear dark suits, (jacket & trousers or jacket & skirt) as well as dark shoes. 

Hooded tops, T Shirts and baseball caps are not acceptable. Students who ignore the dress code will be refused entry to lessons and will have to go home to change.

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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