Welcome | Discover Yourself, Define Your Future
At Sigma Sixth, Colchester our young people are valued. We have the highest expectations for all our students, whether that is academic achievement, involvement in the college and care for each other.
Building on the traditions and academic success of the former Philip Morant College, Sigma Sixth, Colchester formed in September 2020. The college is part of The Sigma Trust’s post-16 offer for The Stanway School, Paxman Academy, St. Helena School and The Thomas Lord Audley School. Although located on The Philip Morant School site, we welcome over half of our students from local schools and non-Sigma Trust schools, who quickly become important and valued members of our community.
Sigma Sixth, Colchester is proud to include a Sports Academy which is based at The Northern Gateway Sports Park. Students can choose to study either the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development course or access the extra-curricular provision of the academy when studying A-Levels.
Education is about giving our young people the very best start in life so they are prepared fully to go to university, college or start a carer in their chosen field of employment. Our sixth form team will support you every step of the way.
Sigma Sixth, Colchester is a progressive sixth form, with a proven track record. Our teachers are experienced subject specialists who will not only provide an excellent education, but they will also provide the very best care, guidance and support. Life in the college is relaxed yet purposeful.
We recognise that the quality of facilities can help students excel. Our college has a purpose built block which is exclusively used by our sixth form students, including a College Cafe, a large study centre and e-learning suite.
We thank you for considering Sigma Sixth, Colchester and hope that the information provided enables you to make the best choice for you in terms of courses and institution for continued education Post 16. We are committed to share this journey with you.
Scott Holder | Executive Head Teacher
Peta Smith | Assistant Head Teacher (Head of College)
Life in the Sixth Form
At Sigma Sixth, Colchester we believe not only in giving our students the very best chance of academic success but also in preparing our young people for life beyond the college gates. When considering Post 16 courses take into account what you want to do next, whether that is university, further education or an apprenticeship.
The Sixth Form Curriculum Structure is divided into two distinct provisions:
- BTEC Sport
The A-level programme is designed for those students who achieved high success at GCSE and plan to follow a place at university or other high educational institution. In the 6th Form, all students will follow three subjects, (and for the most able, four if they wish) from a large number of choices.
Students can choose to study BTECs. Each BTEC takes the time of three A-levels and is delivered over 2 years. Students must successfully pass Year 12 in order to continue into Year 13.
All Post 16 courses require wholehearted commitment in order to achieve the best possible result, which is why we place a great emphasis on ensuring our students are developing a skill set that will prepare them for whatever they choose to do next.
How to Apply
Candidates must have:
- A Level: A minimum of five passes at grade 5 or higher at GCSE, three of which must be a grade 6 or higher. Within these passes, there must be a grade 5 or higher in English Language and Maths.
- BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development: 4 or more GCSE grades of 9 – 4, including English Language & Maths preferrable. (Student can resit Maths & English, if necessary.)