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We are proud of the fantastic achievements of our school and it's students. We have also seen an increase in students gaining places at top universities including Russell Group and the Sutton Trust. It has been lovely to have seen past students visit the Sixth Form, to tell us how their first weeks at university have been and we wish them all good luck in their new adventures. Students have gained places at Cambridge and Medicine places at Russell group universities; Equally students have achieved higher learning apprenticeships after completing BTEC Level 3 options and A levels.
This year we attained 99% Pass rate with 50% of these grades at A*-B at A level. 92% of students achieved Distinction* & Distinction on BTEC Level 3 Courses. If you would like to find out more about our sixth form and the courses we run please see our latest Sixth Form Prospectus or ring us on 01255 687788.

Studying at CCHS Sixth Form

CCHS Sixth Form Mentors and Support Staff recognise and respect each student as an individual. We work with each student to bring out their best attributes and seek to overcome any weaknesses. Additionally we aim to strengthen each individual’s potential to achieve in the highly competitive world they will be entering, whether it is remaining in education at university, progressing to employment or an apprenticeship.
Not only is it important to have a strong academic achievement in subjects studied in the Sixth Form, it is also crucial to be a well rounded individual with highly developed personal skills and qualities, which are nurtured through the pastoral care offered supporting students in many areas of their adult life.

The VI6 Partnership with the University of EssexVI6 Partnership with the University of Essex

A-levels no longer need to be confined to school classrooms and school bells; Sixth Form students at Clacton County High School have the chance to experience university life one day a week.
The VI6 (Six-Six) partnership is a unique project in the UK whereby Sixth Form students from six partnership schools across Colchester and Tendring study one of their A levels at The University of Essex as part of their post 16 studies. The Partnership gives students the ability to study one of the minority A Level subjects, such as Law, Geography, Philosophy and Ethics, History of Art, Further Maths, Economics and French which they may not have been able to study without the opportunity that the partnership offers. As well as experienced teaching from teachers within the six schools, students also experience university style lectures and seminars from leading academics which will include fascinating research relating to their subject. As part of the programme, the University also supports students considering Higher Education after their A-levels, including their choices, advising on student finance, support and advice in applications and personal statements.

Enrichment Activities

We believe that you not only need good grades but opportunities to develop the 'soft skills' such as a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good communication, good at time management and good problem solving skills. These are the core competencies that employers and universities require. This is why we offer a range of experiences including the opportunity to improve qualifications in the core subjects of English and Maths, and additional experiences in sport. Opportunities for involvement in voluntary activities are also made available. Students will be expected to undertake an enrichment activity and this is tailored to the students’ aspirations. Students are also encouraged to join the Sixth Form Committee and take an active part in developing their sixth form and organising social events.

Extended Project

As part of our Sixth Form offer, students uptake the Extended Project. This is an independent coursework project of the student’s choice and allows students to have an independent research task to discuss in interviews for work or for personal statements when applying to universities. It is equivalent to an AS Level. It is an independent project that requires a lot of research into an ethical topic. Students will have a one hour timetabled lesson for this and are also expected to use extra study time to complete it.
The Extended Project Qualification gives students skills that both employers and universities are looking for; independent study skills, time management, research skills and writing skills.

Facilities in the Sixth Form

At CCHS we have excellent facilities that can help with independent study. Students have access to resources across the school including library, ICT and study facilities together with specialist facilities such as Media, Drama and Production suites, Dance and Performance areas, Science Laboratories, a Fitness Suite and Climbing Wall. We have four 6th Form Study Pods which can be booked by a member of staff or by a student to do small group work. We also have a dedicated computer room for the sole use of the sixth form students which houses over fifty computers.
The Sixth Form Common Room is a place for relaxation at break and lunch time with its own canteen serving a selection of food such as paninis and coffees.

Support and Guidance

Students have regular access to a learning mentor, year leader, support assistant and careers advisors. The students meet two or three times per week with their personal mentor who supports their learning, progress and career choices. The careers advisor and support assistant offer an "Open door " approach to students but individual interviews can be arranged and referrals are made to connexions and other external agencies on request. The Year Leader will keep an overview of each student`s progress, informing parents of concerns if necessary. Assessments are provided for students and parents each term and two consultation evenings are held during the year.
An annual Careers and Higher Education event supports students with UCAS and employment applications; work experience is available on request.

Together we can Achieve More

At Clacton County High School we work with a range of partners to ensure that we offer the widest choice of courses.
The North East Essex Education Partnership consists of schools in the Tendring and Colchester area. It aims to improve teaching and learning and expand opportunities for our students attending the Partnership schools.
The NEEEP Partnership consists of Clacton County High School, Harwich and Dovercourt High School, The Stanway School, The Gilberd School, Manningtree High School, Thomas Lord Audley School and St Helena High School.
Many of our students will have the opportunity to work with students from these schools as part of the 'Working Towards an A Grade' Maths workshop held at Colchester United’s ground.

Full Details, including the various course routes and the courses run at Clacton County High School, are available in our Sixth Form Prospectus - follow the link at the top of this page

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