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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

Retweeted From UCAS

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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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 
Head of Sixth Form Ms A Machnicki 
Sixth Form Manager Mr T Edworthy 
Sixth Form Attendance & Admin  Ms J Vincent
Sixth Form Email SixthForm@ecaterham.net

 

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