Sigma Sixth

Welcome to
Sigma Sixth Tendring
Welcome to
Sigma Sixth tendring
Welcome to
Sigma Sixth tendring

Discover yourself, Define your future

Head of College Welcome

Choosing where and what to study post 16 is both important and exciting. It is a choice that will not only shape the next two years but could influence the decisions you make later in life.

At Sigma Sixth you will have a chance to study the subjects that you are passionate about, whilst developing as a person and deciding your future pathway. You’ll discover new opportunities, new responsibilities and new friendships. You will develop your independence and learn who you really are. Our students are individuals with a range of aspirations but all use their time here to nurture their potential and move closer to their ambitions.
Some of our students aspire to study sciences or law and apply to Russell Group universities. Others want to continue their studies at specialist universities for arts, music or technology. Some will be considering the world of work, or possibly a gap year before taking a degree course. Whatever path you chose, we will be there to help and guide you.
The success of our students and our high-quality provision and support has made us an increasingly popular choice for students. I hope that you too will be excited by what you learn about us and complete an application to join our community.
Sarah McKarry
Head of College

“Sixth-form students make excellent progress because of high-quality provision and support.” Ofsted 

Open Evening Thursday 4th November 2021 5.00-7.30pm

Applications are now open for September 2022!

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button to fill in an application form online. Please note CCHS students do not need to to apply using this form – applications will be completed during careers interviews
If you would like to arrange a tour or have any questions or queries about Sigma Sixth, please do not hesitate to contact us at
Click here to view our 2022 Prospectus

Controlled Assessments

Monday 12th April - Friday 28th May

Controlled assessments will form part of the evidence used to determine a Centre Assessed Grade, along with past assessments, coursework (NEA) and substantial pieces of class or homework.

Your subject teachers will give you guidance on what to revise.

On this webpage are a collection of resources to help with revision techniques and strategies.

The timetable is available below.

Mind Maps

A simple diagram with branches of information about a certain topic can be a highly effective way of organising your knowledge. This can also help you draw links between topics/pieces of knowledge. Some free tools to help you mindmap can be found here:

Flash Cards

Flash cards are a very effective way of revising as they force you to condense down whole topics into small, bitesize chunks. This is good because it helps you to select key information you have learnt and then create a small card that can be quickly revised before an exam. If you would like some card to make your own flash cards, see Mr Crabb.


Quizzing or self testing can add a healthy element of competition to your revision. Getting a family member or friend (over video or phone call!) to test you on your revision topics will help test your powers of recall. This also engages the part of your brain that stores long term memory. The more regularly this part of your brain is worked, the stronger it becomes.

At Sigma Sixth, we always encourage our students to push themselves beyond the limits of their qualifications and to develop their skill set in a wide variety of ways. We offer a number of extra curricular activities that all students are welcome to get involved in.
Film Club runs on Wednesday lunchtimes in room GO92. For more information, contact Mr Crabb
BAR mock trial meetings take place on Wednesdays in Room GO81 at 3pm. For more information, contact Miss Melrose
Sigma Sixth Student Council will meet regularly to discuss key issues and create change. For more information, contact Mr Crabb
Debate Club will meet on Monday at 3pm in room FO52. For more information, please contact Mr Duffy.

Open Evening Thursday 4th November 2021 5.00-7.30pm

We are delighted to invite you to the Sigma Sixth College Open Evening.

During the course of the evening you will have the opportunity to meet teaching staff and students; find out about the academic programme and courses we offer; hear about the facilities, ethos and atmosphere; find out about our wide-ranging enrichment programme and decide if this is the learning community that you would like to join.