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18/09/20

Congratulations to our student of the week https://t.co/mPJ8yXcMqe

11/09/20

Well done to the Year 12 student of the week. https://t.co/5geeqoYEEC

10/09/20

Year 10 and 11 Parents Information Evenings - Information will be provided to parents in the form of a video which will be issued next Thursday 17th September for both year 10 and 11 parents. https://t.co/9gbW6vufN4

02/09/20

Back to school advice https://t.co/05kieks3WP

28/08/20

Imagine the worst people you can think of, can you do that? Good. Then you’re just about ready to meet Mr and Mrs Twit, the nastiest couple you could ever hope (not) to meet. Visit the Unicorn Theatre YouTube channel on 5 September, 10am for free access. https://t.co/3VImcMeUvu https://t.co/w4mXS4oB5K

27/08/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

With children returning to school next week, join us for a virtual Q&A to find out what arrangements have been made to keep them safe. With , Cllr Elaine Norman & Education's Colin Stewart. ⏰Thur 3 September, 6.30-8pm More➡️ https://t.co/L4rcRSVx6r https://t.co/vY8HBLwTj2

27/08/20

Letter from the Headteacher, Ms Chapple can be viewed at https://t.co/o1Dg9irUAt

26/08/20

Best of luck to our former student as she pursues her dream of studying at University of Cambridge,United Kingdom https://t.co/4djL1dXrPT

25/08/20

September return dates and entrance to the school Please visit https://t.co/wAo3m3zLYE for full updates for all year groups https://t.co/brpobRASRO

24/08/20

Goodbye Yr 11 & Year 13 Video messages from the staff to our wonderful Yr 11 &13 leavers. We wish you all the very best for the future. Videos can be viewed at: https://t.co/SOLbiOkEiz https://t.co/QQR2apyDAZ

21/08/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Watch our headteacher and students on this morning. Full video on our Facebook page: https://t.co/EcFvyc61Kh

21/08/20

Retweeted From Vanisha Solanki

Congratulations to all students at ! As member of the governing body I have witnessed how the school has transformed these past two years under the leadership of Belinda Chapple. These results are a real testament to all the hard work, well done to all 👏🏽 https://t.co/e1OMjFKMr1

21/08/20

Retweeted From Richard Gaisford

So pleased to be with the students at . Head teacher Belinda believes their hard GCSE work has been fairly rewarded , and thankfully today there’s no algorithm anxiety. Sadly no BTEC results though. https://t.co/xAwt8vgB5x

20/08/20

Caterham studnets can also speak to the Safeguarding team via Safeguarding.net More info also available from https://t.co/DJ9CkIUZvS https://t.co/DC9oGVVmzU

20/08/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Congratulations to all students receiving their results today🎉 Well done to all students and staff in a difficult year🏅 Thoughts too for any BTEC students still waiting for their results💗 https://t.co/etPdlyhfTL

20/08/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Ms Chapple getting ready to be interviewed on https://t.co/iQw6IhT9oi

20/08/20

Retweeted From mrdaj

Great work Ibraheem

20/08/20

Retweeted From Ilford Recorder

A student today told how he overcame a deadly heart condition to achieve a string of top GCSE grades https://t.co/MvTFq9NSX9

20/08/20

Retweeted From Elliot Mercer

Couldn't be prouder of my incredible sister collecting her stunning GCSE results today - so happy that endless hard work has paid off and that she has the happiness and the options for the future that she really deserves ✨ https://t.co/fAtyn4QMI1

20/08/20

Retweeted From Wes Streeting MP

So proud seeing on GMB this morning. Congratulations to all the students and the dedicated staff led by Belinda Chapple. https://t.co/jHQb4nqybT

20/08/20

Thank you and your for visiting this morning. It was great to have you all with us this morning to celebrate with our students https://t.co/aIM20xN83d

20/08/20

Radyah got all 9s and one 8 in her GCSEs. She said: “I’m so unbelievably happy, I can’t believe it. I can’t thank my teachers enough, they’ve been so supportive.” https://t.co/C5HHQvrSbh

20/08/20

Nasrin and Cydney are celebrating a string of top grades, achieving all 7s, 8s and 9s. British synchronised ice skating champion Cydney (right) had to balance school with her intense training schedule. https://t.co/o2Hj2LRMbO

20/08/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Our students are celebrating a fantastic set of results today. https://t.co/ZvG5ojjVTt

20/08/20

Retweeted From Good Morning Britain

Ellis was due to get his result today. Despite not knowing the result, Ellis is still planning to go to college. Headteacher of Caterham High School Belinda Chapple says she wants to make sure students have all the opportunities to do the things they want to do. https://t.co/hiBhap0Vjq

20/08/20

Retweeted From Good Morning Britain

We're live at a school in Ilford as students open their . speaks to students who have been left delighted with the teacher assessed grades they have been given. Watch GMB 👉 https://t.co/yyUUJmzswF https://t.co/z7Fq1LA9J7

20/08/20

Retweeted From Good Morning Britain

On the day that students receive their GCSE results, 450,000 BTEC students' results have been delayed amid grading chaos. Exam board Pearson has apologised for the delay saying they need to recalculate the grades. reports from a school in Ilford. https://t.co/puQRB7vnAS

20/08/20

Ms Chapple getting ready to be interviewed on https://t.co/nZTc9Hf1Tr

19/08/20

August 20th, 21st & 24th (9am to 2pm) Top two most improved Sixth Forms for Progress across Redbridge since 2015 Please email the Sixth Form Team on SixthForm.net Further information at https://t.co/n5Yroc5zLq https://t.co/bByNGUGXIn

14/08/20

Read about Chloe who is heading to Oxford in The Metro https://t.co/rFrUsrKd1v https://t.co/v1fhx7SOtD

13/08/20

Retweeted From Wes Streeting MP

And we’re proud of Caterham! You’ve turned out some real stars and I know I speak for so many in thanking you and other schools in Redbridge for getting your students through a really hard year. Huge thanks to you all.

13/08/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form 🌈

Well done Aymen. So proud of all that you have achieved. We are all so pleased for you https://t.co/0o2Ixx1rVG

13/08/20

Well done Aymen. So proud of all that you have achieved. We are all so pleased for you https://t.co/0o2Ixx1rVG

13/08/20

Retweeted From Ilford Recorder

The daughter of an East End black cab driver and student today learned she will join the elite at Oxford University https://t.co/YtYyiHwDVJ

13/08/20

Chloe will take up her place to study Experimental Psychology at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. https://t.co/TAsG4gJPnd

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.