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Schools pride over students’ post-16 success

Schools pride over students’ post-16 success
August 18, 2022 Dave Gooderham
Sigma Trust A-levels 2022 montage

Post-16 students across our schools have today celebrated getting their results.

Here is a snapshot of reports and reaction from across the trust…

Harwich and Dovercourt High School

After a challenging couple of years for the post 16 courses, the students at Harwich and Dovercourt High School have today experienced major successes.

Kate Finch, headteacher, said: “I am so proud of the achievements but even more happy for the young people as they deserve the best of everything going forward.

“Many are going on to begin the next stage of their life at university or in employment thanks to their hard work and dedication through difficult circumstances.

“This level of success in post 16 courses is great for our town. Harwich will benefit from skills and knowledge these young adults will bring into the workforce and higher education establishments will be lucky to have them.”

Notable achievements include Louis Perkins going on to study Environmental Science at Suffolk University, when he has completed his photography A-level, after achieving three As in Art, Geography and EPQ.

Sigma Sixth Colchester

Peta Smith, Head of College at Philip Morant School and College, said “I am extremely proud of our young people who have worked very hard over the last two years. They have shown resilience and perseverance.

“They have developed a passion in their chosen subjects, which many of them will take forward. The majority of our students have secured their first choice of university, including Glasgow, St. Mary’s, Bristol, Essex and Sussex.

“Students will be going on to read a range of specialist subjects, such as Genetics, Pharmacy, Medicine, Law, Business, Nursing and Exercise Science.

“We are also pleased that many of our young people have secured apprenticeships with companies including British Airways and dentistry as well as a a large number of students who will be going on to study at Essex University, our partner university.”

Sigma Sixth Tendring

Clacton County High School’s Sixth Form College, Sigma Sixth, is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A-levels and other equivalent qualifications.

This year, we returned to summer exams with all students being assessed on the same basis. Students have shown dedication and resilience in approaching formal exams and assessments after the disruption of the pandemic.

Head of College, Sarah McKarry, said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students. The successes they have achieved are well-deserved and we are proud of them.

“Our staff have worked extremely hard in very difficult circumstances to help ensure that the needs and aspirations of our students have still been met.

“Many of our students will be going on to university and equally a number have secured some really excellent apprenticeship opportunities, both locally and further afield. We look forward to seeing how they progress into the future”.

Executive Headteacher, Neil Gallagher, said: ”Congratulations to all of our students for making it through an incredibly tough two years. The resilience they have shown under such conditions is remarkable. Our students are all exceptional, inspiring and talented young people and we couldn’t be prouder of them.”