This is why we offer a range of experiences including the opportunity to improve qualifications in the core subjects of English and Maths, and additional experiences in sport.Opportunities for involvement in voluntary activities are also made available.We believe that you not only need good grades but opportunities to develop the 'soft skills' such as a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good communication, good at time management and good problem solving skills.
As well as experienced teaching from teachers within the six schools, students also experience university style lectures and seminars from leading academics which will include fascinating research relating to their subject.
As part of the programme, the University also supports students considering Higher Education after their A-levels, including their choices, advising on student finance, support and advice in applications and personal statements.
As part of our Sixth Form offer, students uptake the Extended Project.
This is an independent coursework project of the student’s choice and allows students to have an independent research task to discuss in interviews for work or for personal statements when applying to universities. It is an independent project that requires a lot of research into an ethical topic.
The Sixth Form Common Room is a place for relaxation at break and lunch time with its own canteen serving a selection of food such as paninis and coffees.
Students have regular access to a learning mentor, year leader, support assistant and careers advisors.
At CCHS we have excellent facilities that can help with independent study.
Students have access to resources across the school including library, ICT and study facilities together with specialist facilities such as Media, Drama and Production suites, Dance and Performance areas, Science Laboratories, a Fitness Suite and Climbing Wall.
Not only is it important to have a strong academic achievement in subjects studied in the Sixth Form, it is also crucial to be a well rounded individual with highly developed personal skills and qualities, which are nurtured through the pastoral care offered supporting students in many areas of their adult life.
A-levels no longer need to be confined to school classrooms and school bells; Sixth Form students at Clacton County High School have the chance to experience university life one day a week.
The students meet two or three times per week with their personal mentor who supports their learning, progress and career choices.