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Clacton Coastal Academy - KS5 results

For the past 5 years, Clacton Coastal Academy has worked in partnership with “Class of Your Own” to deliver the “Design, Engineer, Construct” programme. This is a modern course, based on the knowledge required for the modern built environment industry. Students have attended regular work placements with local employers and been supported in their learning by professionals from many companies including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. This year was the first year of completing the qualification at Level 3; 72% of students achieved grade B and above at this A level standard qualification. Throughout the course, students have had the opportunity to present to and work with professionals in the industry, as well as present at national and local events.The programme has inspired many students into an industry of which they had no prior knowledge or experience. 5 of the students this year will go on to complete degrees or degree apprenticeships in related subjects.
This year we have had the privilege to work with “IntoUniversity” to support students throughout their school education and widen students’ experience of the options available to them when they leave school. Half of the students going to University this year were supported by “IntoUniversity” to write their personal statements and to go through the UCAS application process. “Widening participation” is a key national agenda and we have worked with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex to provide many opportunities for our students. Of those going to University this year, 30% have special educational needs and over 50% would be listed as “disadvantaged.” This is a strong reflection of our drive to ensure every student can be the very best they can be.
Melanie Boyd is off to Cardiff University to study History having achieved excellent results in History, Sociology, Criminology, Media and the Extended Project Qualification.
Reece Watkins is off to the University of Essex to study Accounting having achieved strong results in Business and the IFS Diploma in Fiscal Studies.Students who have completed the “Design, Engineer, Construct” course are all off to various destinations. Sam Boone will start a degree apprenticeship with Ingleton Wood with a degree at London South Bank University. John Haylett starts a degree apprenticeship with Atkins with a degree at Anglia Ruskin University.
We would like to thank all our local employers and “IntoUniversity” for the excellent partnerships we have had the opportunity to develop.

Clacton Coastal Academy - GCSE and Vocational results

Congratulations to all of the students at Clacton Coastal Academy who opened their GCSE and Vocational examination results today. Today saw the culmination of 5 years of hard work, which was particularly more challenging this year with the reforms made to the new GCSEs and their increased levels of difficulty. Individual successes were seen over a range of subjects, with a number of students achieving the new Grade 9. It was with great pride that we were able to share in Jessica Haywood’s success as she secured the highest grades amongst all of her peers with Grades 9 in Biology, English Literature, English Language, Geography and Mathematics. Other fantastic triumphs were seen by Clacton Coastal Academy's Head Boy Joe Holmes and Head Girl Chloe Harris, both securing the highest levels of progress amongst the year group. Having received his results, Joe said “I’m overjoyed with my results, thank you to all of the staff who have helped me along the way to reach my full potential.
A significant number of students will be continuing their studies with us as they move in to 6th Form, where they will complete their further qualifications and work related learning programmes.

Engineering and Technology at a design quality conference

On Wednesday 25th of April, Clacton Coastal Academy students and winners of last years National Design Engineer Construct competition, John Haylett and Sam Boone were invited to speak at the Institution of Engineering and Technology at a design quality conference. The brief for John and Sam was to talk about themselves and how they got into the industry at such a young age. They also had to cover how important it is for the younger generation to be involved in the built environment industry to aid the production of excellently designed homes and structures. Both students represented the school admirably, and spoke eloquently, having had previous experience, speaking at the House of Lords and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Headquarters. The conference came to an end with the then Secretary of State for Housing and newly appointed Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivering the closing remarks.This has been an extraordinary day For Clacton Coastal Academy, We are very proud of Sam and John, we believe they have a bright future ahead of them after completing their A Levels this year, and we can’t wait to see the contribution they make to the built environment.