2014 is a record year for year 11 results at Clacton Coastal Academy. Clacton Coastal Academy continues to go from strength to strength and has now achieved a
record figure of 51% 5A*-C with E& M (an increase of 6% on last year and 15% since 2012). Before becoming an Academy the predecessor schools had a 5 A* to C with English and Maths percentage of only 17%. Given that the majority of students in the year 11 cohort entered the Academy below national average levels, this is a considerable achievement for them.The increasingly important progress figures for students in maths and English are particularly impressive, with the previous results for English expected and more than expected progress targets of 3 & 4 levels being exceeded by 20% and 26%, both well above the National Averages of 69% and 30%!
The highlight of the results are the large number of grades which have been achieved at the highest level of A*, 27 in a broad range of subjects including Maths; English Literature; IT; Biology; English; History; Geography; photography; Art and Chemistry. This combined with the 132 Distinction* grades achieved in Health and Social Care, Information Technology or Science reflects the fact that at CCA students of all abilities have the opportunity to excel. Principal Tracey Hemming was delighted with the results:“I could not be more pleased with the results and the dramatic increase in progress at CCA, especially as OFQUAL has been warning schools to expect far higher grade boundaries in examinations this year. It will be interesting to see the National picture, but for CCA, this set of results show that we are continuing to make excellent progress across the board. The students and staff here have worked fantastically hard to secure these grades, including workshops run every day before and after school and in the holidays with additional residential camps for intensive revision. The sheer determination shown by everyone involved has been outstanding and the success is
thoroughly deserved. I could not be more proud of our students, our staff and everyone who supports CCA from our Sponsor AET to our governors and every parent who supports their child with their studies and words of encouragement. ”