Sigma Sixth

Contact Sigma Sixth Tendring on 01255 424266

16-19 Tuition Fund

Sigma Sixth’s statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2020 

At Sigma Sixth, we intend to use the funding to provide additional support to small groups of students that have not yet achieved a grade 4 in maths or English, with particular regard being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Support and resources will be provided based on the individual needs of each student.

Some of the support that Sigma Sixth will be offering:

  • English/Maths tutors to work with students 1:1 or in small groups.
  • Learning mentor to work with small groups to overcome barriers to learning.
  • Purchase bespoke resources for targeted students to use to support their learning.

Sixth is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:

  • Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
  • Publishing this statement on the Sigma Sixth website.
  • Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spending the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21.
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed.

Contact Us

To report an absence please call 01255 424266 and ask to speak to the Sixth Form

For general enquiries, please email

Sigma Sixth

Tendring Education Centre

Jaywick Lane

Clacton on Sea


CO16 8BE

Enrichment Curriculum

Alongside your chosen subjects, we also offer a range of enrichment subjects – some of which can lead to an additional qualification. To regitser your preference for your enrichment curriculum subject, existing students can fill out this form:


The Extended Project Qualification is equivalent to an AS Level and can earn students up to 28 additional UCAS points. Students have to research a topic of their choice and then put together a 8,000-10,000 word dissertation on their chosen topic. This is a great way to develop your writing skills and to demonstrate a sophisticated level fo academic ability to universities. This enrichment option is highly recommended if you are study 2 or more A-Levels.

Core Maths

This qualification is aimed at students who do not wish to follow Maths at A-level but would like to continue Maths. The course is excellent for students wishing to study University courses that use Maths/statistics and can be advantageous when you apply for courses. It is worth up to 20 UCAS points.


LAMDA is a performing arts qualification. It is an opportunity for those that do not take a performance subject, and for those that do to deepen and extend their skills and experiences. The main aim is to build confidence when speaking in a more formal setting such as interviews for university or jobs. These qualifications equip students to present themselves exceptionally in a wide range of scenarios. Whilst there are obvious links to the Performing Arts these qualifications are suitable for all and may have particular benefits for those wishing to go on to study law, medicine, business, journalism, English, marketing, teaching.


Equipped 4 Life (E4L) is designed to give you all of the tools needed to leave Sixth Form ready to be a success in whatever you choose to do. E4L will include sessions on CV writing, interview technique, communication skills, leadership and much more. E4L will also help you to make the most of your work experience placement.





  • If you are being dropped off at the college please use the designated drop off point or the main car park.
  • Use the pedestrian walkways at the front or back of the college
  • Parking on the college campus is very limited. If you do use the front car park please ensure that you do not block access and only use the allocated bays. You are not permitted to use the back car park.
  • At the start and close of the college day, the possibilities for accidents are high; please be aware of the dangers. If you are driving always give way to pedestrians and cyclists. You must also drive slowly and very carefully around the college and observe the speed limits shown.


  • There are bike sheds at the back of the building for our students.
  • Please ensure bikes are secured with a lock.


The Sigma Sixth bus is now fully subscribed. All those unsuccessful in their application for a bus pass have been put on a reserve list.

There are a number of public bus routes which service the local area.

The number 4 bus runs through Clacton town centre and has a stop at Miller’s Barn Golf Park – a 13 minute walk to the campus. This route offers £1 single tickets.

Bus Route 4 Map

Bus Route 4 Timetable

The number 6 Bus runs down St Johns Road and stops at the junction with Jaywick Lane – a 12 minute walk. This route offers £1 single tickets.

Bus Route 6 Map

Bus Route 6 Timetable