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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

Retweeted From UCAS

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

Retweeted From UCAS

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

Retweeted From UCAS

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

Retweeted From UCAS

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

Retweeted From UCAS

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

Retweeted From UCAS

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

Parent Information

Parents Guide

Caterham High School values its Sixth Form students very highly and places great value on the contribution that each individual student makes to the school community as a whole. The school believes that it is the good working relationship between parents, carers, students and staff that will help guide student’s development to realise their full potential - academically, socially and emotionally.

Life in the Sixth Form is different to that in the lower school. It is when students develop from being a child to an adult. They are expected to take increasing responsibility for their learning and management of their time.

Year 12 and 13 students can expect to receive support and guidance with their applications to universities or apprenticeships. Any students wanting to attend university open days and interviews have permission to do so providing the Sixth Form Office is notified in advance. Please note that the school will only authorise up to 3 days for University Open Day visits.

DRESS CODE

Sixth Form students are role models for the rest of the School and are required to uphold and embody the standards expected of them. Students in the Sixth Form must maintain consistently appropriate personal standards of dress. Dress Code guidance is available on the school website or in the Sixth Form Handbook.

Failure to uphold the Dress Code could, in the first instance, result in a student being asked to return home and change into appropriate attire. In the case of repeated instances, it could result in a consideration of the student’s position in the Sixth Form.

BEHAVIOUR

Students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are the most significant factors in bringing about all forms of success at Caterham High School.

No student can become the best they can be unless they develop positive behaviours in respect of their relationships with others, their conduct around school and their attitude to their own learning and future.

Students are required to undertake a range of tasks and activities that demand high levels of independent learning. Students need to be able to prioritise tasks and make effective use of their Study Periods—these are not to be used as free time or to “have a break”!

Where students encounter difficulties, experienced staff will provide support and guidance.

MAXIMISING POTENTIAL IN THE SIXTH FORM

Through a combination of research evidence and experience, we have compiled the typical characteristics of students who enjoy the highest success in the Sixth Form (in terms of grade outcomes and progression). This is not meant to be prescriptive as each student is an individual, but can be used as a guide to monitor student effectiveness.

Typical characteristics of the successful sixth form student include:

  • Attendance at school and lessons is 96% or higher.  Students must be punctual to school and lessons.
  • Completes at least 4 hours of independent study for each subject studied per week. Where this is not directed by the teacher, students should read around the subject, revise and consolidate understanding independently.
  • Submits independent study tasks IN FULL and ON TIME.
  • Works no more than 10 hours in paid/voluntary employment.
  • Has a goal, knows what they want to do and is proactive in ensuring that they are doing what is needed to achieve their goal.  Invests time in setting goals and researching strategies.
  • Is effective at time management – uses their planner, to-do lists and timetables in order to prioritise work, meet deadlines and stay on top of work Is organised and always attends lessons fully prepared – paper, pens, equipment etc.
  • Engages with teachers and tutors – asks questions and is clear about how to raise their achievement.
  • Makes effective use of their Personalished Learning Checklists (PLCs)
  • Engages with parents about their learning – what they’re studying, how they’re doing, what they’re planning to do to  improve.
  • Uses peers to improve own learning and study habits through discussion and collaborative working.
  • Uses effective revision strategies (e.g. visual methods, practise papers, collaborative working) and employs them throughout the year, not just prior to examinations.
  • Enjoys a healthy work-life balance – devotes time to other pursuits, hobbies, social activities.

HOW CAN PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

You are the expert on your child. Your support, encouragement and practical help can make a spectacular difference.

Take an active interest by ensuring your child has the necessary space to complete tasks at home. Discuss with them what homework they have and from time to time, check that they are up to date with assignments or projects. Encourage your child to make effective use of their planner or diary. This enables your child to plan and prioritise leading to taking greater responsibility. However, it is essential to work hard on all chosen subjects even if they are proving difficult. Check your child is completing at least 4 hours of independent study per week on each subject. Establish a routine where your child knows when it is time for study and time to relax.

Frequent, short study sessions can be more effective than studying for long hours on end. Your child will need an effective learning space away from distractions preferably not in a room with siblings or the TV. Turn mobiles off when studying!

Crucial support in the run up to exams

  • Talk with them about what they would find useful/helpful
  • Help provide any equipment they need
  • Contact school if you or they have any worries
  • Praise, support and encourage when reserves are low
  • Encourage healthy eating, exercise and sleep 
  • Provide suitable conditions for study and help to devise a revision plan for each subject

Spotting signs of stress & ways to deal with it

  • Trouble sleeping due to worry
  • Short tempered, snappy, tired
  • Crying, headaches
  • Poor appetite
  • Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
  • Panic attacks

Encourage your child to take time off and take some exercise. Going for a short walk allows you time to relax and think things through. Try to listen and maintain their perspective.

If you have particular concerns, then please feel free to contact the school and we will be more than happy to work things through with you.

Sixth Form Staff

Phone: 020 8551 4321 (ext 524)

Email: SixthForm@ecaterham.net

Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5) Mr É Casey (Business Studies)
Year Leader 12 Ms A Machnicki (PE)
Year Leader 13 Mr M Buadi (Business Studies)
Sixth Form Admin Assistant Ms J Vincent
Sixth Form Admin Assistant Ms P Richards 
Year 12
12 Newton Ms R Tribak (Maths)
12 Pankhurst Mr R Leech (Art)
12 Windsor Mr R Ali (Maths)
12 Redgrave Ms N Weinfass (History) / Ms M Patten (PE)
12 Brunel Ms S Frederick (Business Studies)
12 Seacole Mr P Carpenter (Media)
12 Newton-Pankhurst Mr J Ince (ICT)
12 Windsor-Redgrave Mr N Ullah (Business Studies)
12 Brunel-Seacole Mr D Earl (Art)
Year 13
13 Newton Ms C Malik (English)
13 Pankhurst Ms R Mir (Science)
13 Windsor Mr R Olaneye (PSHCE)
13 Redgrave Mr B Johnson (Psychology) / Mr T J Mackenzie (Music)
13 Brunel Ms E Christofides (Sociology) / Ms D Alarcon-Mcallister (French)
13 Seacole Mr B Denney (Science)

 

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