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15/06/19

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14/06/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

We cordially invite you to this year’s Art & Photography Exhibition. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the Year 11 GCSE Art, and the Years 12 & 13 Art & Photography coursework. Join us 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm on Friday 21st June.

13/06/19

Thanks to Dr Hugh Munro from who delivered a personal statement workshop to Year 12 students . https://t.co/Op3D330DDX

13/06/19

Thanks to Jamie from for coming in to speak to the students https://t.co/cMnXdHtHNd

12/06/19

We cordially invite you to this year's Art & Photography Exhibition https://t.co/CqcXddcLlp

11/06/19

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11/06/19

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Dr Hugh Munro from delivered a personal statement workshop to Year 12 students. https://t.co/ICiOdiweqZ

10/06/19

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Mental health issues such as depression can affect students differently over time. 😟 Two key moments when you may feel overwhelmed include: 💻 Busy periods on your course 🏡 Missing home What to do if you're depressed at uni: https://t.co/bEDQU1x8n6 https://t.co/Fe4WBpDmld

08/06/19

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07/06/19

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Wondering what to study at uni? 🤔 Find out what students taking similar A-levels to you studied for their degree - prepare for some that weren't on your radar! 💥 Get degree ideas based on your A-levels: https://t.co/EphVYdkssF https://t.co/wheYMfu6Rp

30/05/19

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28/05/19

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27/05/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Good luck to our students in their final exams after half-term. https://t.co/dJDkDm7LKy

24/05/19

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TODAY is the deadline to get your application in (in England). Now that’s crossed off, it’s time to ask the question: ‘How much will student life cost?’ Average cost of living at uni: https://t.co/IBK8Kewpbe https://t.co/6DTw1ya7Kp

23/05/19

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22/05/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

We are asking families to tweet us when they spot their child in one of our post. Please tweet using the We will also feature the tweets in our termly newsletter. https://t.co/YR9ZZVG9B6

21/05/19

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You are now able to search for courses to study in 2020! 🔍https://t.co/ENPKbNecVS https://t.co/4vtjDnMydr

20/05/19

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20/05/19

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20/05/19

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Money looking a bit tight for uni? 😬 Here’s how to boost your student budget... 🚀 💰 Student budget calculator: https://t.co/hBiErvVHW4 💰 Where to find extra funding: https://t.co/EubhsRpPlW 💰 All student money advice: https://t.co/sS1UQQPup0 https://t.co/O63Csvchsj

19/05/19

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Exam season… ready for week two? We asked those who got top grades exams to divulge their tips and study hacks: 🤓 Read the examiners' reports 📝 Check past papers 🤯 Don't be tempted to cram Dive back into that revision with our A* tips: https://t.co/aG5yhKhEvW https://t.co/wstKYmCjCb

17/05/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Some handy tips for our students revising for their exams: https://t.co/5pBxlYkoCA

15/05/19

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It's day 3 of and here are yet more tips that our Instagram followers shared to take care of your mental health! 👍🧠 https://t.co/haFRzo5B0S

15/05/19

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Some handy tips for our students revising for their exams: https://t.co/5pBxlYkoCA

14/05/19

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On day 2 of here are more tips that our Instagram followers shared to take care of your mental health! 👍🧠 https://t.co/ZU4fuuW0o5

13/05/19

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13/05/19

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12/05/19

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09/05/19

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06/05/19

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06/05/19

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05/05/19

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03/05/19

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02/05/19

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02/05/19

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Well Done to Year 13 student Dante who won the 13 -18 category at Redbridge's Got Talent with the poetry he wrote. https://t.co/EMaWR4fXQo

01/05/19

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01/05/19

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30/04/19

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26/04/19

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26/04/19

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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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