Find your remarkable at CCA Sixth

Thank you for visiting our CCA Sixth website. Please navigate the videos and links below to find out more about what a remarkable future at CCA Sixth holds for you. 

The CCA Journey | Mr Lees, Head Teacher

Welcome address | Miss Leatherby, Assistant Vice Principal for Sixth Form

Application Timeline

Why choose CCA Sixth? 

Remarkable Progression Pathways

Academic Focus

Business, Finance and Law

Pathway to the workplace 

*Facilitated as part of the VI6 Project in conjunction with the University of Essex and other local sixth forms.

The link to all subject pages can be found here.

Remarkable Support and Guidance 

At CCA Sixth, we pride ourselves on continuing to offer the same high levels of pastoral support as you will have experienced during your time in year 7 - 11. In addition to this at Key Stage 5, we also link in closely with our Careers Team to offer you regular, bespoke support to help you plan for your remarkable destinations. 

We offer: 

Miss Beach 

Key Stage 5 Achievement Director

Mrs Young

Careers Advisor

Mrs Sutton

Work Related Learning Coordinator

Remarkable Opportunities 

Here are some of the external  organisations we work with to help you reach your potential: 

Into University

IntoUniversity is a United Kingdom-based charity that aims to help disadvantaged young people gain a place within a higher education establishments. 

The Prince's Trust

Offers qualifications that develop the personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors.

Ipswich Town Foundation

A fantastic opportunity for male and female players to combine their passion for football alongside their education. Players will train up to 6 hours per week and play matches against other local clubs. 

We have also offer a variety of enrichment opportunities, including trips abroad. 

Remarkable Facilities

Media Suite with 20 iMacs 

TV Studio

Radio Studio

Career Zone and university prospectus library

Gym and cloakroom

8 dedicated sixth form teaching rooms - 4 with 75 inch touchscreen displays

Dedicated sixth form canteen and coffee shop

Collaborative and silent study spaces

Remarkable Qualifications

 What are A-Levels?

Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. They usually focus on academic subjects, compared to vocational qualifications like BTECs, which are more practical. 

If you’re not sure what career or job you want to do, studying a selection of A levels and/or BTECs can be a good way of keeping your options open.

What are BTECs? 

BTEC courses are high quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the real world of work. You will learn by doing, and develop valuable employability skills that you will use throughout your future career or progression into university. 

BTECs are developed in consultation with employers and higher education experts, so they can trust that anyone with a BTEC will demonstrate the high standards of knowledge, practical skills and understanding required for further study and employment.

What are BTECs worth? 

At CCA Sixth, we offer BTECs in a variety of sizes to fit your timetable:

1 Block

Extended Certificate 

Worth the equivalent of 1 A-Level.

2 Blocks


Worth the equivalent of 2 A-Levels.

3 Blocks

Extended Diploma 

Worth the equivalent of 3 A-Levels.

What is the difference between A-levels and BTECs? 

Both A-levels and BTECs are two year courses. They can be studied in a range of subjects and many are continuations of subjects available to study at KS4. Level 3 vocational qualifications (BTECs) are available in a wide range of subjects. Students choose these courses if they are interested in learning more about a particular sector or industry. Some courses require work experience to be undertaken in a placement related to the area of study. They contain a larger amount of coursework than A-levels, however, A-levels have more externally examined content. 

What additional support do we offer? 

Enrichment activities and personal development  sessions are timetabled period 6 of every day. Students will have the opportunity to improve their study techniques, take part in whole school extra-curricular activities and study for the extended project qualification. Students will also have access to a study period or resit lesson during period 3. 

How many subjects do I need to choose? 

You will need to choose 4 blocks of subjects/enrichment to make up your full timetable. 

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