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Sixth form students praised after receiving their Level 3 qualifications

Sixth form students praised after receiving their Level 3 qualifications
August 17, 2023 Dave Gooderham
Clacton County High School A-level students

Students across the Sigma Trust family of schools have been celebrating after picking up their Level 3 qualifications.

Leaders at Harwich and Dovercourt High School have paid tribute to this year’s cohort in the wake of the Covid pandemic which saw them unable to sit formal GCSE examinations.

Headteacher Kate Finch said: “At Harwich and Dovercourt High School we have been made very proud once again of our young adults’ achievements.

“For the year group who did not sit formal exams in year 11, this is a huge show of resilience.

“Many of our students go on to their adult lives now with the destination of their choice – some university and some the world of employment.

“We wish all our young people the greatest of luck and best wishes as we watch them move on.

“Our students are breaking the mould in an area with low rates of level 3 qualifications, taking the aspirational strides forward that their parents and carers have supported and encouraged them to do and now they begin the next steps with pride.”


Philip Morant A-level results day  Lily Carder - Philip Morant A-level results day

Sixth form students at Philip Morant School and College have been praised following the release of their A-level results.

School leaders pay tributed to the cohort of Sigma Sixth students, based at the Colchester secondary school, for “overcoming many barriers” in their education due to the Covid pandemic.

Peta Smith, Head of Sigma Sixth said, “The last few years have been challenging for all in education and we are delighted to have returned to a more normal exam experience for our students.

“Despite many students in year 13 not having sat any form of external assessment previously, each and every one of them rose to the challenge. Their results are well deserved, and we could not be more proud.“

Steph Neill added: “Given that this cohort did not sit externally assessed exams in year 11 we are so very proud of their achievements in their formal exams.

“The results are testimony to the hard work of students and staff alike and is a great launch to our STEM Academy this year and our CREATIVE Academy launching for next year’s intake.

“The resilience and determination demonstrated by all students across the UK is to be much admired this summer.”


Sigma Sixth, the sixth form college based at Clacton County High School, is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A levels and other equivalent qualifications this summer.

After the vast majority of students achieved their first choice place at university, Sarah McKarry, Head of College, praised the hard work of students and staff alike.

She said: “I am delighted with the success of our sixth form students this year and I have been impressed by their resilience and drive to succeed.

“They are a talented group of young people and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements. This is testament to our individualised approach and supportive community at Sigma Sixth, with committed students and staff working hard, fully supported by our parents and carers.”

Executive Headteacher, Neil Gallagher, added: ”Sixth form study is life-changing with students moving onto university study or ambitious routes into employment.

“Congratulations to all of our students and their families, and the very best of luck for the future, we will follow your progress with interest and pride.”