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30/06/20

Information letter for Students who will be going in to in September 2020 https://t.co/j2fMwzQs26 https://t.co/K4PtzehrX3

24/06/20

Further Safeguarding information can be found at https://t.co/DqQk6fXfTT and The Sharp System can be accessed from https://t.co/b4bd64MjTN https://t.co/THaLUoPLXj

20/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Are you currently exploring your career options, from university to higher or degree-level apprenticeships? 🤔 Why not save yourself some stress and sign up for UCAS updates 🤷‍♀️ You'll get everything you need direct to your inbox 📩 Easy 😃 https://t.co/rPBwczSxDl https://t.co/ALl5cc7lzP

15/06/20

Some examples of excellent history work on Civil Rights posters and a woman’s rights book review by years 8 and 9 students https://t.co/NtpbUQX6oS

15/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Starting uni in 2020: What are my options? 🤷‍♀️ With the deadline for acceptance of university offers approaching, 18 June 2020, is here to help guide you through the process of making the right decision for you 🙌 Find out more: https://t.co/Xmzj2Qagyi https://t.co/Zy9ldS2us9

15/06/20

Scam Warning: Snapchat Account Takeovers https://t.co/MewjHRWLKW

09/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Ian Diley, from Council's Public Health team, explains the importance of social distancing and handwashing in protecting us all from the as lockdown restrictions ease. More on what you can and can't do➡️ https://t.co/gW1h4RD0Kn https://t.co/jpDq80h1Wq

09/06/20

Well done to the two year 7 students who have been looking at French Food and Culture as part of their French lessons and baking some delicious delights! https://t.co/QrQF3US9cC

09/06/20

2020 Book Collections and Guides Follow the link for suggested reading for https://t.co/lONBqBu6KL https://t.co/lONBqBu6KL

08/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Join us live, Thursday 11 June, at 16:00 (UK time) when our panel of experts will be discussing how to approach and manage big life decisions. Make sure you leave us your questions for our experts 👇 https://t.co/8DOhQVEJTS

06/06/20

Vegetable Garden The staff and students that were in school put the vegetables the students are growing into boxes. There are broad beans, tomatoes and a sweet pea. Well Done! https://t.co/Q8BJOfGCKH

06/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

If you know a young person who may be struggling because they still aren't back in education or seeing their friends, please forward them these telephone support details📱 Call/message 07903 101 748 every day from 9am-9pm. Full details➡️ https://t.co/dsGu9nmU6M https://t.co/CIcTIN7EiB

06/06/20

Year 12 Thinking Forward - Latest edition now available https://t.co/rwN0TkD8O4

04/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Confused about your options after college or sixth form? 😨 🎓 University 🛠️ Apprenticeships 💼 Employment 💻 Internships ⛩️ Gap year Follow us. We'll help you every step of the way.

04/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge YOTPS

A Young person on our reparation project details things parents can do to keep their children away from gangs https://t.co/s2fuf8a0Eu

04/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

More than 50 people are now involved in our online support programme, designed to stop abusers from harming a loved one. Our team provides confidential advice and guidance if you're struggling to control your behaviour. ➡️ https://t.co/kuvBlO5lYZ https://t.co/LuVk6N9COo

04/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

The rainbow flag is flying over Redbridge Town Hall to mark Pride Month🌈 https://t.co/q0iWeBnuRN

03/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Advice for students, from students. Start a conversation today: https://t.co/DzXZ387J8O https://t.co/7kkSOvZKGJ

03/06/20

Link for parents to sign up for training https://t.co/ViNFcPjU1m https://t.co/zgqS17oH5u

03/06/20

The Body Coach TV - YouTube Parents’ school closure survival guide tip: Try to keep active. Exercise is known to improve concentration. Joe Wicks The Body Coach runs daily PE lessons: https://t.co/QClke2iIXm https://t.co/wEam3XB5Sj

01/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries 💷 If your student loan won’t nearly be enough to cover your university costs, check out these extra pots of money available to help with living expenses and tuition fees. 👉 https://t.co/5YMd3Vkyie https://t.co/LkBtprf3R7

01/06/20

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Advice for students, from students. Start a conversation today: https://t.co/DzXZ387J8O https://t.co/9CDvYlT9C7

01/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

If you’re a parent, you’ll be used to your kids keeping you on your toes. But the rapidly changing social media landscape means it’s increasingly hard to keep up. has some top tips for your kids when seeing news online. https://t.co/BDgrckq5Bw https://t.co/2H4CqpJwFg

28/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Should students still apply for accommodation? 🏠 https://t.co/qUNiR2t3b1

21/05/20

Mutual Aid Groups continue to provide an important lifeline to our communities during the UK lockdown. Families who may need support can make contact via https://t.co/Fhd0QpqCCq or can email the school directly on Safeguarding.net, and the school can pass on the request https://t.co/9gATBTPyRB

20/05/20

Retweeted From Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives

Are you a victim or witness of hate crime related to the COVID-19 pandemic?We do not tolerate hatred or abuse directed at communities because of their race , religion,disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Please tell us & we will act. 6238T https://t.co/9ipoU7sg6F

20/05/20

Year 12 Criminology students went on a virtual school trip today to Shrewsbury Prison. The next live stream will be Wednesday 27th May at 11am via https://t.co/UXLTe40PYu https://t.co/CSu0XB3ijU

20/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

As part of we want you to perform one random act of kindness every day. Today's act of kindness: Tidy up without being asked 🧹 https://t.co/vlUyTS46RB

18/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries 💷 If your student loan won’t nearly be enough to cover your university costs, check out these extra pots of money available to help with living expenses and tuition fees. 👉 https://t.co/5YMd3VC9GO https://t.co/NKy3xx8zNr

16/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

What do we know about the impact Covid-19 will have on 2021 applicants? 🤔 Our Policy and Qualifications Manager, Ben Jordan, provides insight into how the current situation could impact 2021 applicants. https://t.co/39G5moFBFD

12/05/20

Safeguarding from harmful influences online advice from https://t.co/j42sDbEeDb

12/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Should applicants still be making applications for student finance? 🤔 https://t.co/kDIp9QzsiA

11/05/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Donation from Gants Hill Rotary Club Thanks very much to Gants Hill for their generous donation. It had come to their attention that Caterham High, is helping to produce PPE for local hospitals and they made a donation l to help us continue our fantastic efforts. https://t.co/jXTGxCyPW5

11/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Are you currently exploring your career options, from university to higher or degree-level apprenticeships? 🤔 Why not save yourself some stress and sign up for UCAS updates 🤷‍♀️ You'll get everything you need direct to your inbox 📩 Easy 😃 https://t.co/rPBwczSxDl https://t.co/3rhXYerxBO

08/05/20

Cyber Discovery is HM Government’s Cyber Schools Project, a free, online extracurricular programme, turning teenagers across the country into cyber security experts. See https://t.co/fRhZLBZpdW and https://t.co/mmYQS7087q for more info https://t.co/x9nsx2tPC7

08/05/20

Retweeted From Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives

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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.