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CLACTON COASTAL ACADEMY CELEBRATES STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN FIRST EXAMS SINCE 2019

RETURN TO NORMALITY AS STUDENTS SECURE TOP GRADES DESPITE PANDEMIC DISRUPTION


Staff and students from Clacton Coastal Academy are today celebrating their first set of exam results since 2019.

Teenagers across the country are receiving the results of their GCSE exams today, which took place in May and June. The exams represent the culmination of their secondary school education and the grades students secure determine what they will go on and do next – further study, an apprenticeship or the workplace.

The last time formal exams were sat was summer 2019. In 2020 and 2021, students’ GCSE grades were decided by teacher assessment. This year exams returned with students demonstrating what they know and understand in the exam hall.

To support the Year 11 students, staff at Clacton Coastal Academy which is part of AET – a national network of schools - put on additional 1-2-1 online tutoring sessions and ran additional after school sessions.

These efforts paid off, with students securing strong results. In particular the following students achieved exceptionally well:

  • Jun Jie Zhou achieved grade 9s in Maths, Further Maths, Science, Geography, Sociology and Chinese, as well as grade 7s in English Language, English Literature and a Level 2 Distinction* in IT and Enterprise. We are delighted that Jun Jie is staying on to CCA Sixth to study his A-Levels.


  • Maisie Cull achieved grade 9s in Maths, Science and History, grade 8s in English Language, Sociology and French, Level 2 Distinction in Enterprise and grade 6 in English Literature. We are delighted that Maisie is staying on to study her A-Levels at CCA Sixth.


  • Harry Cole achieved grade 9 in Science, grade 8 in Maths, grade 7s in English Language and Literature and Geography, Level 2 Distinction in IT and Enterprise and Level 2 Pass in Media Studies.


  • Scarlett Rees achieved grade 8s in Science, German and History as well as grade 7s in English Language and Literature, Maths, Sociology and Photography.


  • George Monaghan achieved grade 8s in History and Sociology, grade 7s in Science, English Language, grade 6 in Maths, English Literature and grade 5 in French. We are delighted that George is staying on to CCA Sixth to study his A-Levels.


  • Cordelia Kirk achieved grade 8 in History, grade 7 in English Language, grade 6 in Science, grade 5 English Literature, Maths and French, Level 2 Distinction in Enterprise and Level 2 Merit in Hospitality. We are delighted that Cordelia is staying on to study her A-Levels at CCA Sixth.


  • Linda Boxall achieved grade 8s in English Literature, Art and Photography, grade 7 in Maths, grade 6s in Science, Sociology and History, grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Further Maths.


Executive Principal, David Lees of Clacton Coastal Academy said:

“It is fantastic today to be able to celebrate the amazing achievements of the students at Clacton Coastal Academy and the excellent teachers that taught them. It has been an unprecedentedly tough two years for them all; I am extremely proud of everything that they have achieved - well done!"

Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Chief Executive of AET said:

“We’re all just so proud of everything that the staff and students have achieved this year. The pandemic has cast a long shadow, and our Year 11s have worked so hard and shown resilience and determination. Particular congratulations to Jun Jie, Maisie, Harry, Scarlett, Cordelia, Linda and George for their results – I have every confidence they have very bright futures ahead of them.”

CLACTON COASTAL ACADEMY STUDENTS’ TRIUMPH ON A LEVEL RESULTS DAY

SIXTHFORMERS SECURE TOP GRADES DESPITE PANDEMIC DISRUPTION

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.”


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