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Fakenham Sixth Form A-level Results 2019


% of A* to C grades - 73pc (2018-72pc)


Thursday 15th August 2019 – A Level results day

You have worked hard all year, putting in the time and effort, all leading up to one big day – A Level results day!

The presentation from the Higher Education Presentation Evening on 13/06/2019 can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Would any family be interested in accommodating a Norwegian student from September 2019 for one year?  This is a fantastic opportunity—numerous informal exchange visits have taken place as a result of hosting a student.

Response 2, is an Art exhibition/competition held at Norwich School in the Crypt gallery. Year 12 students across Norfolk are invited to submit entries of Art based on a ‘response to’ a local exhibition or place of interest.

Year 12 Fakenham Sixth Form A Level Geographers completed annual coastal monitoring of the Salthouse shingle ridge on the north Norfolk coast on Monday 25th February 2019, during unseasonably warm weather.

When we arrived at Gonville and Caius we were seated in a lecture hall for our first presentation which was from Rosie Costello, who is the Schools Liaison Officer for the college.

I don’t know why I said yes to Berlin. After visiting Krakow in March 2018, you would think my journey with the Holocaust was over. But, like the opportunity taker I am, I jumped at the chance.

During the early hours of Thursday 7th March, 33 Students accompanied by three teachers and our excellent ‘tour guide’ Mr Eaves travelled to Berlin. While in the capital of Germany, we experienced a culture rich in History and a public enthusiasm for ‘Currywurst’ (which I did not share).

Eleven brave A-level mathematicians pitted their wits against this years UKMT Senior Maths Challenge this November. The Challenge consists of 25 multiple choice questions that are slightly quirky and require some careful thought to solve. We had an impressive set of results this year.

At the Presentation Evening on 17th December, students were congratulated on their exam results and a brief resume of the year was given.

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) gives you many opportunities to learn new things and meet new people. This experience is completely free and you will learn things like first aid and how to communicate freely without any fear of being made fun of, as all ideas are taken into account.

The Sixth Form Council is unusual compared to other Sixth Forms, because it is voted in by the students attending the Sixth Form. The role of the council is to make sure that the students are happy whilst they are here for their 2 years.

On Tuesday, the previous Sixth Form Council handed the cheque over to our chosen charity of the year, Beat, and I am so proud to reveal our total as £1731.54! This is a new Sixth Form record; I wish 2019’s council the best of luck surpassing it.

A Fakenham Sixth Form A Level Geography student, has had an article on their Non Examined Assessment published in the Geographical Association’s ‘Teaching Geography’ Spring 2019 journal.

Details on subject intervention can be viewed to the right, or alternatively downloaded a a PDF at the bottom of this page.




Please see info below from Norfolk County Council regarding changes to bus pick up point from 14th January 2019 until the 8th February 2019.

Dear Parent/Guardian

Fakenham Academy- Bus 7

Fakenham Sixth Form was very lucky to have the visit of Joséphine, a French Year 13 student, who had the chance to stay with Holly Wilson. Joséphine enjoyed her English stay very much and was even able to give a hand in the Year 11 French class.

Many thanks to the Terence Higgins Trust for educating our students about sexual health. 


This year has seen the return of College Rec on Wednesday afternoon.  Year 12 v Year 13 Football has been particularly well supported with the Year 13 currently coming out on top, winning 2:1 in the series.  Netball and Volleyball matches have also been closely contested between the year groups.

Fakenham Academy Norfolk has been nominated for the Diabetes UK Good Diabetes Care in School Award. The award celebrates and showcases schools that deliver good care and support  to children and teenagers with Type 1 diabetes.


In a final push to raise money for Beat, the Sixth Form Council held a haunted Halloween Bake Sale. The scary sweet treats went down a - trick or - treat! With ghost cookies, bleeding cupcakes and graveyard brownies.  There were plenty of not so goodies to choose from.

On the 12th and 13th of November, the Year 13 Geographers travelled to London as part of our ‘Changing Places’ and ‘Contemporary Urban Environments’ modules. We left from King’s Lynn railway station and travelled to King’s Cross where we then travelled by Tube to Stratford.

With a new academic year comes new experiences, and for me, it came in the form of Amnesty.

A select 25 Year 12 students, who had signed up to complete a first aid course,  spent the day at the Conference Hall on the old College site. By the end of the day we had all gained a Level 2 qualification for First Aid within the workplace.

On behalf of the Youth Parliament, I traveled down to the house of commons representing young people from Norfolk, with three other MYP's, to participate in the annual debate held there.

“Nobody can think the same, but you can help people live with their differences.” If there was a lasting impression to leave upon a group young adults, Fran Unsworth has found it.

Every year Fakenham Sixth Form students have walked the ten miles between Fakenham and Wellsnext-the-Sea to raise money for their chosen charity and this year was no exception. Around 70 students completed the walk on a very muggy Friday the 13th.

During the last week of the school, the same group of people who had walked through Peak District only a few months before, and thought that walking couldn’t get much harder than that, were about to set off for 4 days of walking and camping in Yorkshire.

For two days at the beginning of July, a group of sixth form students were at work in Fulmodeston. The sixth formers, who were supervising Year 9 students from across North Norfolk, helped to dig test pits in gardens and fields alike. Thankfully we were graced with amazing weather!

The Excelsior trip to Holland was such a fantastic experience. Learning about sailing and all of the skills was amazing, as well as being a part of the crew. The first 24 hours, which was the North Sea crossing, was hard for almost everyone.

The Higher Education Presentation 2018 can be downloaded below.

The presentation from the meeting held on the 13th September can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Our sixth form students have celebrated another excellent year of A Level Results.

72% of students achieved A*-C, representing a 1% increase on last year’s results.  Speaking on the excellent results, Neil McShane, Interim Principal, said:

Its still not too late to enrol for September 2018. Enrolment days will be held on the 23rd and 24th August.

On Wednesday 27th of June, A level Art and Photography students exhibited their work for their end of year show. The work was of high quality with some exceptional pieces of pencil tone work and photography.

On Saturday 12th May, five Year 12 students volunteered their time at the 11th Wild About The Wensum at Pensthorpe Natural Park, following a long tradition of Fakenham Academy and Pensthorpe collaboration.

On Wednesday 25th April, Fakenham Sixth Form was visited by a panel of local politicians , including members of the Green Party, Labour, UKIP, Conservatives and a representative from the Church of England, to partake in our annual Question Time.

On Wednesday 2nd May the sixth form students were given the opportunity to learn more about how to stay safe and be aware of risks whilst driving or whilst being a passenger.

Our week doing our Duke of Edinburgh practice in Derbyshire was both tiring and rewarding because while standing at the bottom of some of the peaks we had to climb, a lot of us weren’t convinced that we could make it to the top.  However, once we reached the top, there was a great sense of achiev

On Monday 5th March, Max and I participated in the STEM Cambridge masterclasses - the day consisted of a brief introduction, tour of Gonville Caius college, free food in the main hall, a brief rundown of the interview process and two subject masterclasses.

On Wednesday 14th March, Year 13 psychologists went to Dereham Sixth Form to attend a revision conference in preparation for our final exams.  We listened to Professor Jean-Marc Lawton break down essay writing, short answer questions and comprehensions.  This greatly benefitted us as it gave us a

Going to Krakow for this trip is not an easy experience for anyone, whether it is someone who is preparing themselves (as best as possible) for the first time or someone who has been before.

Planning And Delivery Of Emergency Response To Hazards On the North Norfolk Coast

On Wednesday 6th December, we were visited once again by students from UEA Law School.  The students, as part of a group called Streetlaw, give up their time to work with schools and colleges to inform, educate and enthuse young people about all aspects of the legal system in the UK.

On Thursday February 22nd the Year 13 History class, accompanied by Dr Burrows, attended a German History revision conference in London.

The Student Council held a vote in the Sixth Form and the Norfolk Big C Cancer charity was chosen to be their charity to fund raise for throughout the year 2016-17. They raised money for the charity through many events such as raffles, a Halloween dress up day and selling a sixth form jumper.

The autumn of 2017 was an unusually active time for natural hazards and Year 13 had mixed emotions regarding the fact that we were studying volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires at the time.

A Level Geographers from Fakenham Sixth Form completed enhanced fieldwork on the north Norfolk coast in February 2018, building upon the successes of previous physical geography fieldwork at Salthouse to further incorporate and develop the human geography ‘Changing Places’ topic of the AQA A Leve

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.

The latest edition can be viewed here

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.

The latest edition of the College News can be viewed here..



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.

Decembers e-edition of the College News can be viewed here..

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