Sixth Formers from Clacton Coastal Academy are today marking a return to normality, with the first A Level and vocational qualifications results determined by their performance in exams since 2019. In the previous two years, students’ grades were decided by teacher assessment.
Clacton Coastal Academy was celebrating some phenomenal results from students, including:
Emily Black achieved a triple Distinction* in Business and will be going on to study Events Management at The University of Essex.
Mollie Hazelwood achieved a triple Distinction* in Business and will also be going on to study Events Management at The University of Essex.
Bailey Finnerty achieved a triple Distinction* in Creative Media and will be going on to study Film Studies at The University of Essex.
Adam Follon achieved a double Distinction* and a Distinction in Creative Media and will also be going on to study Film Studies at The University of Essex.
Emily Cole achieved an A grade in Art and Design, an A grade in Criminology and a Distinction* in Music and will now be going on to study Music Production at Anglia Ruskin University.
Mckenzie Finnerty achieved a double Distinction* in Business and a C grade in Biology, and will be studying Biological Sciences at The University of Essex.
Keira Bone achieved a B grade in Health and Social care and will be studying Midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University.
Kelsey Taylor achieved a grade A in Childcare and has already secured a role as a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner at Chestnut Grove Nursery.
This year’s sixth form results are even more impressive, given these students did not have the chance to sit exams for their GCSEs. To support them and help prepare them for their exams, staff at Clacton Coastal Academy, which is part of AET, a national network of schools, laid on additional 1-2-1- tutoring sessions via the My Tutor platform.
Executive Principal, David Lees of Clacton Coastal Academy said:
“I am so pleased and proud of every single student and all that they have achieved at CCA. It has been an amazingly tough time to be a student over the last two years, and these results today are testament to what can be achieved with dedication and hard work. Finally my thanks also to all the staff at CCA, as these results are a reflection on all the support that they have given each and every student in CCASixth.”
Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Chief Executive of AET said:
“These are impressive, hard-fought results that will mean so much to these students. Despite the disruption the pandemic has caused, our students have dug in and shown enormous resilience and grit. It’s humbling to see what staff and students have achieved together and I can’t congratulate them enough. Emily Black, Bailey, Mollie and Emily Cole have done particularly well, and I wish them the very best for their next exciting steps.”
Schools Minister Will Quince said:
“I know students across Essex – much like the rest of the country - have experienced disruption over the past two years, and they should all be immensely proud of what they have achieved.
“Completing A Levels and vocational qualifications is no mean feat and the support students have been given by school leaders and teachers is invaluable. I hope each and every young person at Clacton Coastal Academy who received their results today is now looking forward to taking their next step, whether that’s university, further training or the world of work – but for now, I hope they are celebrating their achievements and feel very proud of their success.”