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Caterham High School Sixth Form

Getting the best from every student


Welcome

from Belinda Chapple, Headteacher

Caterham High Sixth Form encourages all of its students to aspire to the highest levels of achievement whilst preparing for adult life. We are a highly inclusive sixth form ensuring that we offer challenge and support for all students. We offer a broad range of A Level and Vocational Level 3 qualifications and encourage each individual to choose a balanced and challenging combination of courses appropriate to their strengths, interests and ambitions. Our expertise and experience helps students to progress into a wide range of pathways and careers – we believe in ensuring young people know the choices and opportunities available to them to achieve their aspirations and ambitions. Our sixth formers are an integral part of our community and benefit from the supportive, helpful and tolerant environment that sits at the heart of the ethos of the school. We combine a professionally friendly atmosphere with high expectations and high standards of achievement. We look forward to receiving your application.

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An Emphasis on Excellence Expectations Caterham High School Sixth Form is friendly and caring with the Head of Sixth Form and personal tutors readily available for advice and encouragement. Within this supportive context our expectations are high and to realise them we encourage self-discipline and self-motivation. Students are expected to abide by our code of conduct which puts emphasis on the respect for student’s own work and that of others. The Sixth Form dress code also requires students to dress smartly in suits. Student progress is monitored by a tracking system.

Facilities The Sixth Form area is large and comfortably furnished, complete with its own classrooms, study area, free access computers, social area, cafeteria and toilets. This facility is suitable for many different uses, including quiet study during lesson time, socialising during breaks and a range of clubs and activities after school. There is a warm and friendly atmosphere which helps new students feel at home very quickly. All Sixth Form students also have access to our sports facilities comprising a swimming pool, fitness centre, gym and all weather pitch.

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A Well Rounded Experience Sixth Form Committee This group of elected representatives meets every week to discuss a wide range of affairs: social events, charity fundraising and common room facilities. Many students are given positions of responsibility, as Head Boy and Head Girl, Senior Prefects and Chair of the Sixth Form Committee itself. Be ready to take an active part! We encourage different ideas and views; every opinion is listened to and gives much variety to our Sixth Form community. And more‌ Sixth Formers may also take on responsibilities, such as helping younger children to develop their reading and assisting in particular subject areas. Sixth Form students are also encouraged to take part in the sporting and creative life of the school, whatever courses they are taking. We welcome Sixth Formers to our sports teams, choir, band, orchestra and school productions.

Parental contact Parents are kept fully informed of progress through Parents’ evenings and regular reports sent home. Our tutors, subject teachers and Head of Sixth Form also readily liaise with parents regarding any issues that may arise outside of these times.

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Helping you Reach your Potential Sixth Form Tutors As part of our caring ethos, all students are organised into Sixth Form Tutor groups. The tutors meet students daily and are the first and main advisers in both academic and pastoral matters; tracking students’ progress on a monthly basis, tutors may also offer extra support and guidance. Working with the Head of Sixth Form, the tutor also writes the university or employment references. Tutors are also able to give expert advice on such issues as study skills, option choices and careers. In addition there will always be a senior member of staff on hand in the Sixth Form area ready to give help and reassurance.

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Preparation for Life after Sixth Form Careers In liaison with the Careers service and our specialist Post 16 adviser a full programme is followed throughout the Sixth Form to incorporate advice and help for Higher Education or careers. During the summer term we operate our own advice day when Universities send experts to help the students with talks on Higher Education choice, writing personal statements, interview techniques and financial arrangements. Within the Sixth Form PSE programme high emphasis is placed on advice for Universities including the Russell Group, Further Education institutions and art colleges.

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Caterham Avenue, Clayhall, Ilford, Essex  IG5 0QW Tel: 020 8551 4321  Fax: 020 8551 1933 welcome@caterham.redbridge.sch.uk www.caterham.redbridge.sch.uk

From M25 • Leave the M25 at junction 27 and join the M11 towards Central London. • Continue on the M11 to its terminus and bear right on the slip road to join the A406 North Circular Road. • Take the next slip road exit and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A1400 Southend Road. • Take the fifth turning on the left into Caterham Avenue and the first left into Heathcote Avenue. • Caterham High School is situated on the left hand side.

By Underground • The nearest station is Gants Hill, which is on the Central Line. By Bus from Gants Hill Station • The 128 bus route stops at ‘The Unicorn’, and the 169 terminates at ‘The Glade’ close by the school. For further information on train times and fares, please call the National Railway Enquiry Line 08457 48 49 50, or Transport for London on 020 7222 1234, or visit www.tfl.gov.uk

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