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Clacton Coastal Academy - KS5 results

posted 20 Sep 2018, 03:53 by H Slim   [ updated 20 Sep 2018, 03:54 ]



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.