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Welcome to our half termly SFH6 newsletter.

Exam season is now well and truly upon us and students are focused on revision and exam preparation. Many students attended a range of revision classes held over the Easter holidays and some subjects will also be running extra sessions in half term and in school time immediately prior to an exam. Students will be informed of these sessions by the relevant subject teachers and by text.


Going to University in 2015? 2016?

Over 74% of our Y13 students have now received University offers for September and they have already made their final choice of two – one first choice and one ‘insurance’ offer. Just the A level results to go now and then it will be all about shopping for kettles and learning to cook Spaghetti Bolognese.


Year 12 students will return to lessons on 8th June and will start their UCAS preparation programme on June 15th as part of PROGRESSION WEEK. The week will include workshops from Goldsmiths College and Greenwich University,visits to Kent and Southbank Universities, workshops on personal statement writing and student finance as well as workshops on Apprenticeships. We are looking forward to meeting Y12 parents at our UCAS information evening on 16th June at 6pm.  Details of the programme will be sent home and are also below.
Some of out students have already succesfully applied to University Summer Schools and we encourage all students to book in for University open days. You can see details of these on this website

We are delighted that Gemma Longhurst (Y13) has been offered a choral scholarship at Kings College London starting in September. This will give her a range of great opportunities including an international tour, singing lessons at the Royal Academy of Music and she will be a member of their Chapel Choir.

We are also thrilled that Dylan Jones has been offered a place at the prestigious Trinity College London. We are very proud of them both.



Some of our incredibly talented A Level Maths students took part in the UKMT Senior Mathematical challenge. This is a very prestigious award for the most senior school students and the top 60% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate.


From left to right:

1) Henry Kerr (Year 12) ;Best in school, best in year and Gold certificates

2) Raguraj Ragunathan; Bronze certificate

3) Harry Morrish; Bronze certificate

4) Jack Phillips; Silver certificate. (Jack Phillips also received Bronze certificates on behalf of Jack Walker Nash and Sam Margetts)

5) Yihe Qiao; Bronze certificate

Good Work!


We are really thrilled to have so many students progressing to Art College this year. The students below have all been through a demanding selection process to secure offers at a range of Art Colleges including Camberwell Art College, St Martin’s Art College and Ravensbourne Art College:
Well done!

Eliza Fudge
Louisa Billery
Maddie Scott-Berry
Megan Brady
Megan Nightingale
Shirley Moore
Sabrina Keheli
Diem Hoang
Jesse Alston
Michael Wheeler


Last year Joey Barton took part in the Mathew Bourne production  of ‘Lord of the Flies’ at Sadlers Wells. We are so pleased that he will be continuing to pursue a future in Dance as he will be progressing to the London Contemporary Dance School at ‘The Place’ in September. It is incredibly competitive to get a place at 'The Place'! Congratulations!


Lewisham Council in partnership with the UK EU Parliament Office offered a chance for students aged 16-18 from colleges and schools across Lewisham to win a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg!
Teams of six students prepared a 5-7 minute presentation on any issue relating to the challenges and opportunities facing the European Union and its 28 member states.
The team presented this at a debating competition at Lewisham Town Hall for a chance to win. 
Year 12 SFH6 students who won the Lewisham Euroscholar Debating Competition attended the Euroscola trip at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Whilst they were in Strasbourg our students were interviewed with ALan Jupe (ex French MInister of Foreign Affairs) and found themselves apprearing on French TV News.
It was fantastic to be with a group of young people who really wanted to engage with each other and who were genuinely enthusiastic about discussing European politics.

The Euroscholar Lewisham Trip organiser said “Your students are a credit to your school and I think we did Lewisham and the UK proud. I also hope that your students had a good time on the trip and found it beneficial – both in the academic sense and by meeting and working with students from Lewisham and other European Countries. I saw a lot of Facebook and email swapping at the end of the day, which is a good sign!”


The Year 12 Politics students organised a Mock Election across Forest Hill and Sydenham Schools the week before the General Election. This included holding hustings in assemblies, running a lively leaders debate and voting for around 2000 students. The results were:

Total votes cast 1751, Labour 1148, Green 336, Con115, Lib Dem 99. Labour declared the winner!

Year 7 at FH enjoying the vote!

Click here to see part of the SFH6 Leaders Debate

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Attendance to lessons during Exam Season
Year 12 and 13 students are expected to attend all lessons in each subject up until they have taken the relevant exam. However, students are permitted to take the session immediately prior to each exam as private study so that they can focus their revision.
We would like to remind students that we expect everyone to maintain a minimum of 95% attendance to lessons. If you do have to be absent from school please remember that a note or a phone call from parents is needed to authorize the absence. Contact details for 6th form reception at each school are listed below.
Revision Tips

As the AS and A2 examinations have now started students need to make sure that they continue to put their revision plans into action, paying special attention to their exam timetable. Revision needs to be active and techniques such as flash cards and the Cornell method have been recommended to students. To check that revision is working students should always ask themselves; ‘Do I know it?’, ‘How do I know that I know it?’

Remember The 3 Steps To Success

  1. CHECKLIST: Have you got a list of everything you need to learn and know for each exam?
  2. PLAN: Have you got a written revision plan for every day up to and including your last exam? Make sure it covers everything on your checklist.
  3. LEARN & TEST YOURSELF: Make sure that you are using active revision methods (Cornell/Flash Cards etc) to learn and then test yourself to check it’s working. Just reading through your notes is not enough!

The websites in the useful links section below can provide some really useful advice on revision techniques and planning, take a loo
k.       a youtube clip explaining the Cornell method

Date Event
May 22nd Year 13 Leavers Prom
June 8th

A2 lessons being for Year 12. Students should attend all subjects until AS results are released in August

June 15th Year 12 Progression Week begins. Students should attend their Tutor Group site at 9.00am. Details of the programme will be posted home.
June 16th

Progression and UCAS Parents meeting held in the Atrium at Forest Hill School at 6pm (Y12 parents)

June 17th

Progression and UCAS events – Southbank University visit and application workshops

June 18th Kent University trip for Year 12
June 29th Bridging week begins new Y12 students
July 2nd UCAS Convention at Goldsmiths College
July 16th Last day of teaching for Y12

6th Form Admin Staff - Forest Hill

Eloise Willoughby-Lamport 6th Form Administrator

Simone McFarlane 6th Form Administrator

6th Form Admin Staff – Sydenham
Marcia Brown 6th Form Administrator

Lauren Ansah 6th Form Administrative Assistant

Lesley Daniels SFH6 Federation Secretary

6th Form Leadership Team

Gill Pooley
Head of SFH6 Gill Pooley: Teaches Sociology, Media Studies and the Extended Project. Contact

Thierry Maton
Head of 6th Forest Hill: Teaches Economics and Business Studies.

Mark Salmon
Deputy Head of 6th Forest Hill: Teaches Maths and Politics.

Anita Belger
Head of 6th Sydenham: Teaches Sociology.

Sheila Conway
Head of Year 12 Sydenham: Teaches Health and Social Care, Citizenship and PSE

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