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From the 13th to 18th of August I took part in a Summer School focused on history at Durham University.

Sophie Brown from Fakenham Sixth Form joined the Writers Centre Norwich team as a Young Ambassador in 2016.  Below, she recounts her first session with the team and how the experience has helped shape her independence.


On Wednesday 6th November, Fakenham Sixth Form was  visited by James Boyd, classical guitarist, who had been invited to work with our Year 13 students.

Twelve sixth form students set out for Yorkshire to complete their final expedition at the end of September. All three peaks were conquered over the four days, an impressive accomplishment in the wet misty weather. 


On the 30th July, I attended a UCL Summer school in the heart of London. The premise of the summer school was about learning environmental science using artefacts in the museums.

Over the Summer holidays, I took part in two summer schools. The first one was a summer school in oceanography and marine biology at Southampton University, which I applied to through the Headstart Trust.

I went to Epic studios, an events centre that hosts and broadcasts concerts and stage performances, for my work experience. I chose to go there because of my interest in a career in working in media production of some kind.

For my work experience I went to Norfolk’s biggest tourist attraction, Pensthorpe Natural Park. After fighting other students across the county for the right to wear their trainee badge I had five days of work which helped me so much with coping with the world of employment.

Geography A-Level students from Fakenham Sixth Form have been helping to record changes to North Norfolk’s coastline due to coastal erosion – and now their work will help educate others about the issue thanks to a link with Sheringham Museum.

Fakenham Sixth Form officially opened its new facilities on 1st November 2017, following a £770,000 investment in dedicated facilities for sixth formers at Fakenham Academy Norfolk.  The Sixth Form’s new look has gone down well with students, with the academy seeing a sharp increase in A-Level ap

Interested in attending our Taster day on Friday 3rd November?

Fakenham Sixth Form Taster Day - Friday 3rd November 2017 - 8.55am - 3.25pm.

Attached is a PDF copy of the presentation delivered at the recent Higher Education Evening held at Fakenham Sixth Form.

Open Session to say Goodbye to Fakenham College

Fakenham Academy has moved all the Sixth Form teaching up to the Field Lane [School] site and so we will not be using Fakenham College [Wells Road] any more. We are in talks with the Local Authority over the future of the site.

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I have once again had the pleasure of working with Year 5 students at Astley Primary School, Briston, contributing to their work on studies of rivers.

Fakenham College A Level Geographers, were fortunate to by visited by Richard Cook, Civil Contingencies Manager, North Norfolk District Council.


On the 20th of April 2017 Professor Jean-Marc Lawton hosted the Psychology Revision Conference for 42 students. Professor Lawton is a psychology rock star. He lectures, writes books, examines and conducts research in psychology.

What’s on:


15th May to 29th June:

Exam period.


26th May:  Year 13 stand-down.


29th May to 2nd June: Half term.


13th June:

UCAS Conference at UEA, all Year 12 students.


16th June:

On Friday 24th March a group of Year 12 students were given the unique opportunity to be involved in the design of the new Sixth Form building at the Field Lane site.

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March 30th was this year's date for Fakenham College's annual 'Question Time' event.

College Intervention and Revision Sessions 2017

In addition to intervention and revision taking place in lessons the following sessions are taking place:

● Biology - Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.55 to 9.15am

On the 9th of March 2017 the year 12 and 13 psychology students took part in a live chat with psychologists taking part in the ‘I’m a Psychologist, Get me Out of Here’ competition.

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The Summer 2017 Exam Timetable PDF file can be viewed/downloaded from this page.

AS/A Level Geographers completed their fieldwork on the north Norfolk coast in February 2017, studying the impact of storm surges on beach levels at Sheringham, Weybourne and Salthouse.

What’s on:

9th to 12th March:

Berlin Trip


22nd March:

Car Crash Demo


30th March:

Question Time


31st March:

Year 12 Full Reports issued


31st March to 18th April:

Easter holiday


On Tuesday 7th February, 24 of our students took part in a Level Two Emergency First Aid in the Workplace course. Our first aid course with Nigel, an ex-police officer, lasted all day and covered a range of topics and skills.

Introducing the College Council


At the beginning of December, six Fakenham College students were invited for interview at Oxbridge (Cambridge and Oxford university).  This is an immense achievement as only students with the highest grades are considered.  Three students have been offered places: Jonnie  - Medicine at Cambridge

On Tuesday the 6th of December, myself and seventeen other students were invited to participate in a "Street Law” event" hosted by UEA Law students.

On Monday the 6th of February, former Fakenham College student James Woods and a team of Infrared Spectroscopy experts visited the college to give an insight into life as a chemistry student at university.

Fakenham College is moving in September 2017. We are moving to the main academy site on Field Lane. As part of the move Fakenham College will be renamed Fakenham Sixth Form.

The class of 2016 students from Fakenham Academy and College were presented with their GCSE and A Level certificates last week. It was a record level of success in terms of exam results last summer for both year groups.

For the past year, Fakenham College Council has been raising money for West Norfolk Mind, a mental health charity. The College voted this to be our charity-of-the-year when the Council first took over in January.

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9th December:Year 13 Reports issued

16th December:Last day of term

5th January:First day of spring term.

5th to 13th January:College Mock exams.

5th January:GCSE / A Level Presentation evening

3rd February:Year 12 Reports issued.

On Friday 21st October, students dressed up for Halloween.  There was face painting, a cake sale and a further £90 was raised for MIND charity.


In October we welcomed the Slomans to the college. Martyn and Anne will be working with Year 12 students in a mentoring capacity. Here Martyn reflects on and looks forward to the experience.

From the 19th to the 22nd of September, ten students from Fakenham College were given the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition.  As we left on Sunday for the 6 hour journey to Yorkshire, a feeling of trepidation was evident.  We spent a night at the bunkhouse, and our r

From the 18th-30th of October, Norwich hosted the Norwich Science Festival; two weeks of exhibitions, guest speakers, activities and lectures based at the Forum and other venues around the city.

For the past year, Fakenham College Council has been raising money for West Norfolk MIND, the mental health charity. It was a year filled with bake sales; Valentine’s day, Easter, Summer time, Halloween, Christmas.

On 11th November I went to London to The Old Vic Theatre, with the SportsAid team and RBC. When I was there, we had lunch and talked to everyone. The opening statements were made and we then went into the theatre.

I experienced Will McGregor’s visit on the 11th November 2016 as part of his presentation to Year 12 and 13 Film Studies students. During the hour we spent with him he told us about how he started with a hand held camera and made his way all the way up to cinema cameras.

On the 8th November the A-level mathematicians braved the annual UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. This is a 90 minutes paper with 25 multiple choice questions. The questions are challenging and require creative use of maths to solve correctly.

Former student Will Mcgregor came into Fakenham Academy and Fakenham College on Friday 12th November to talk to Film and Media Studies students about his progression from being at Fakenham High School to becoming a director of film and cinema. 

On Wednesday 14th September, 3 Fakenham College students were presented with cheques from The Fakenham Charities to support their education.

Tom Daly, 16, Courtney Robinson-Heath, 16 and Zachary Green, 18, were each awarded £300 towards the cost of their studies.

Fakenham College celebrated another “excellent” year for A Levels and progression to higher education and was hailed by Head of Sixth Form, Lianne Higgins, who said: “Our Year 13 students have achieved some of our best A Level results in recent years and many are now going on to some of the top u