Years 12 & 13



We offer a wide range of subjects at Level 3 including A Levels, BTECs and Cambridge Tecs. Our course offer for 2018 entry is outlined below, however if there is something we don't offer, please have a conversation with us as courses can change year to year.

A Level Courses

Cambridge Tec/BTEC Courses



Applied Law

Business Studies


Art & Design



Business Studies

Computer Science


Child Care




English Literature

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

Performing Arts



Sports Studies

All courses offered are subject to change. Courses will only run if there are sufficient numbers enrolled. We will endeavour to inform students and parents as soon as any courses are no longer available.

Students who do not achieve a grade 4 at the end of year 11 in GCSE English Language or GCSE Mathematics will be enrolled on to a suitable level 2 course alongside their Post 16 choices.


Our enrichment programme provides a broad range of activities and opportunities. Enrichment takes place in a dedicated enrichment lesson as well as during the tutor period. There are also opportunities for students to take part in enrichment off site at other providers. An example of the enrichment activities offered during the 2018-19 academic year are:

·Southend Mock United Nations conference at Southend High School for boys

·NHS careers morning at Southend University hospital

·Autumn University at LiBF

·EPQ workshops run by University of Essex

·Spectroscopy in a suitcase outreach with University of Westminster

·Study skills seminars to prepare for A Level study

·UK University search at the Emirates stadium

·Essex University Superfair

·Power to Perform - how to cook meals to prepare for study

·Presentations from the Teenage Cancer trust, Dementia Friends, Mind, Transpire and the NHS Organ Donation team

·Presentations from volunteering organisations such as NCS and Frontier

·UCAS support programme for university applications

·Interview skills and CV writing workshops

·Support programme for advanced, higher and degree level apprenticeships

Support and Guidance

We offer excellent support and guidance for students in addition to their timetabled lessons. There is a full package of support for university applications and careers advice throughout Years 12 and 13. We actively encourage students to volunteer in school or the wider community and to carry out work experience when appropriate. There are also opportunities to involve yourself in Student Voice and charity fundraising.

For students who require a little extra support, our tutorial system ensures that a personal tutor is always on hand to talk to along with our Post 16 Student Manager, Mrs S. Page, who is always available to provide additional advice, guidance and learning support.

If you would like any further information about Post 16 study at Cecil Jones Academy, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01702 440000 or by email at