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23/01/20

Our Sixth Form open evening is coming up on Thursday, January 30th. Details are below. https://t.co/VD3Obbactu

20/01/20

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The Introduction to sign language club runs on Wednesday’s after school. It's open to all students and parents! https://t.co/CxMgqXoa0u

19/01/20

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Choice - An act of choosing between two or more possibilities. Uni isn't the only choice available to you. Discover alternative options: https://t.co/ZZiBQbzaJ6

17/01/20

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You've worked so hard to get your application sent. Are you wondering what happens next? 🤔 We spoke with the Admissions Team at to find out... https://t.co/UjWVtks0V6

16/01/20

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Interviews and auditions help course tutors compare applicants before deciding what offers to make. We understand interviews aren't everyone's favourite thing, but don't worry, we can help you prepare: https://t.co/OMfghkFXAK

15/01/20

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Did you send us your application today? Here's what you can expect to happen next: https://t.co/7WvgieBQNe

10/01/20

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Our Sixth Form open evening is coming up on Thursday, January 30th. Details are below. https://t.co/oD3GNsoaGQ

07/01/20

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Interested in becoming a Police Cadet? Redbridge Volunteer Police Cadets will be holding an induction evening for Senior Cadets (ages 13 to 18) on Wednesday 15th January 7pm-9.30pm at Wanstead Youth Centre. Further details on https://t.co/ayYTvs44ZZ https://t.co/Fl3uS4h06I

16/12/19

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How do you whittle down five Ucas offers, to just two? First and insurance choices - what to consider: https://t.co/ALifmYZSMS https://t.co/zs8hnX6U6K

15/12/19

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Tip: If you can’t decide between very similar university choices, how about comparing their living costs to see if one makes more financial sense? Student budget calculator ⚙️ https://t.co/hBiErvVHW4 https://t.co/PjGNU5OYed

14/12/19

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If you need inspiration for your personal statement, look no further! We talk about what to write about❓, how to write it,✍️ dos ✔️ and don’ts ❌, and more! You’ve got this 💪😎 https://t.co/Wo4PvLv388

11/12/19

Fullwood starting the evening https://t.co/ftBcg0ySDF

11/12/19

buzz in the Hall. about to start https://t.co/TnQBCl79sG

10/12/19

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SLT ’ Evening Tuesday 10th December 4.00pm-8.00pm https://t.co/tmI47Jn1Vm

09/12/19

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Students had a sale for Barnardo's last week. Thank you to everyone for their kind donations. https://t.co/UcHlZVhCev

08/12/19

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SLT ’ Evening Tuesday 10th December 4.00pm-8.00pm https://t.co/hf6p2VOgqn

06/12/19

SLT ’ Evening Tuesday 10th December 4.00pm-8.00pm https://t.co/hf6p2VOgqn

06/12/19

raising money for St Francis The whole event is dedicated to the memory of Mr Terry Case. Staff and students will be cycling for 10 minutes each. https://t.co/LklJZgyzCa

06/12/19

Students had a sale for Barnardo's this week. Thank you to everyone for their kind donations. https://t.co/i9Twrtuzia

06/12/19

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Still deciding on that fifth Ucas choice? Use our course search to fill that last spot: https://t.co/x6yvivafWL https://t.co/M7DotrjMEd

05/12/19

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Is your sufficiently tailored to the subject you’re applying to? Get last-min tips for your subject - try our tool: https://t.co/rf7fcCPtIf https://t.co/npXEGTjJLe

05/12/19

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What should you be checking when weighing up different university courses? Here are six things to start you off, below... Search and compare courses 🔍 https://t.co/x6yviuSEyb https://t.co/2LfhvJfFMb

03/12/19

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You may have heard of degree apprenticeships, but do you really know what they’re all about? Apprenticeship myths debunked: https://t.co/hgQPtaXnuG https://t.co/Sg8qo5mjBS

01/12/19

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Looking for a little career inspo? Here are six sources of inspiration that might be staring you in the face: https://t.co/F45LnVcF0F https://t.co/eDSaKPHSzU

01/12/19

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How do you possibly whittle down five (hopefully) fantastic Ucas offers down, to two? Making your first and insurance choices: https://t.co/ALifmYZSMS https://t.co/VW4MaMiQ4n

27/11/19

Great evening speaking to their students https://t.co/5Tu6hej79w

27/11/19

Ms Cassettari and Mr Casey are both looking forward to speaking to students about their options https://t.co/e04YNRRiDn

26/11/19

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A-levels, BTECs or the International Baccalaureate - they all have their pros and cons, but which one is right for you? https://t.co/LHFrZ2rrMI https://t.co/eBDZz7KCsw

25/11/19

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Does the end of your leave an admissions tutor wanting to meet you (or better yet, make you an offer)? Tips to conclude your personal statement 🔚 https://t.co/VfDFWT0u4k https://t.co/D2iQg7LJIM

22/11/19

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Great trip to Blue Zoo to see how animations are made! The students were very interested in the awards the company has won! https://t.co/YyP4TsdRa2

21/11/19

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Year 13 media and photography students at Blue Zoo Productions https://t.co/YDBtbaZQll

19/11/19

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Year 12 sessions from PWC, Greenwich University and Phil Law, Solicitor as part of our drop down day. https://t.co/Z3Ppwt6noG

19/11/19

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Thanks to former student and head boy Elliott Costa for participating with the speed networking event. https://t.co/XbKWgfcmUM

18/11/19

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Here is a Year 9 form group on a visit to Cumbria (London) University as part of our careers drop down day. https://t.co/7IGzT48ZQM

18/11/19

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Year 10 and 12 students participating in Speed Networking with visitors from different industries. https://t.co/r4yIUh059V

16/11/19

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Higher and degree apprenticeships are a fee-free route to a degree in lots of subjects, including... 🔧 Engineering - https://t.co/zGclSOGXsH 📈 Business - https://t.co/1KGyvHefjC 💵 Banking & finance - https://t.co/UgxU74E4XG 🖥️ Digital, Tech and IT - https://t.co/9iaBYQJnKI https://t.co/P2piuxkHZb

16/11/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Today is our first drop down day. The theme is careers! There are lots of activities for all year groups! https://t.co/Xk1RJipgu5

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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