Clacton Coastal Academy are delighted with this year’s Key Stage 5 Results.
The grades achieved by students at A level are on average half a grade higher than last year, showing the dedication of this year group to achieve very well.
This year there are new measures for vocational qualifications and students excelled in both of these, averaging Distinction- in general qualifications and Distinction+ in tech levels. Tech levels were introduced to recognise students specialising in technical occupations and are recognised by professional bodies. The average of a Distinction+, nearly a grade higher than the national average, shows the commitment at Clacton Coastal Academy to students achieving qualifications that lead them into successful employment.
64% of students achieved an A*-B grade or equivalent.
60 students have University places and will go on to continue their studies in Accounting, Marine Biology, Hotel Management, Business Management, Education, Psychology, Law, English Language, Nursing, Fine Art, Motorsport Technology, Marketing, Photography, Early Childhood Studies, Sports and Exercise Science, Bioscience, Digital Film Production, Paramedic Science
Top performers include Yarik Chervonyy with A grades in Russian, Financial Studies and
B grades in History and Government and Politics. He plans to continue his studies at the University of Liverpool in Business Economics.
Rosie Elliott’s A grades in Art and Photography, along with her C grades in English Language and Creative Writing, see her on her way to study Fine Art at University College Suffolk. Rosie will be joined by Cara Follon studying English at UCS having achieved strong grades in History and English.
Alice Nevard’s passion for Psychology is evident from her A grades in Psychology and Sociology and she plans to continue her studies at University of Sussex. Elise Ellis’ Distinction* grades will enable her to study Psychology at Loughborough University.
Chloe Simper has the opportunity to study Medicine after her excellent results in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
Law continues to be a popular choice of study and students who achieved Distinction* alongside another Distinction* in other subjects have plans to continue in education: Jack Haylett, Film Studies, Essex University; Leoni Kluth, Law, Kingston University, Jordan Reeve, Accounting, UCS; Chris Simson, Sport and Exercise Science, UCS; Hollie Till, Politics, Essex University.
Charlie-Jay Williams with a triple Distinction* in Information Technology has met his offer from the University of Lincoln to study Computer Science.
Head of Academy Mrs Neill said, “I am delighted with these results. Students chose Key Stage 5 courses where they could be successful and have been rewarded with their choice of University places. Teaching staff have carefully tracked their progress leading to expected results on Results Day. I am delighted to see so many students who have been part of the CCA way for their whole secondary school time, now ready for the next stage of their education and employment journey. ”
Top A level Performer Yarik
Top performer at A level this year is Yarik Chervonyy with A grades in Russian, Financial Studies and B grades in History and Government and Politics.
Yarik moved to the UK at the age of 6 from the Ukraine for a life of better opportunity and to be able to succeed to the benefit of all his family.
After having to learn English, he quickly discovered he didn’t have to work too hard to do well.
Through secondary school, he describes himself as one of the worst students and that he should have been kicked out. It was teachers believing in him that has brought his success.
His first year of sixth form was a disaster, Us across the board. So he started again, and half way through that year, realised he needed to turn things around. He really wanted to go to University, all his family had gone to University in the Ukraine; having come to the UK it would be a disaster if he was the first not to go.
So he stayed in school until 5 o’clock in the evening, is very grateful to Mr Oldershaw, Mr Sears and Mr Tooze for all their support.
After 8 years at the school, he now is pleased to leave with the reputation of the top A level student, not the reputation he had previously held. He hopes his story will inspire others.
“I can’t believe it, it hasn’t really sunk in. Two years ago I would never have thought this was possible.”