Welcome to Framwellgate Sixth Form

FSD is very proud of the sixth form provision, and year on year most students achieve the results they need to secure places at their first choice university. Many students also secure places at Russell Group Universities, which are world-class research intensive institutions delivering an outstanding education beyond school life. FSD has an excellent reputation for preparing students for life after school, not only through their daily education, but through outstanding care, guidance and support.

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In a time when many people are struggling to relax, it's important to encourage reading, especially in young people. For this reason, we are going to start a #bookoftheweekwednesday feature. Look out for our first #bookoftheweek post next Wednesday! https://t.co/VXla5WjNo7

RT @Framheadteacher: We’ve arranged for @streetcoffeeco to come into school for each of the last 3 Thursdays of term to serve coffee to the…

RT @FSDSixth: For any past students currently on a gap year who are wishing to apply through UCAS via the School or are requiring a referen…

GCSE and A' Level certificates for 2020 are available for collection from Student Reception Monday - Thursday between 3pm and 3.30pm only. Please bring some form of ID or if collecting on behalf of someone else, a letter of consent. Current students can collect at any time.

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This (rather giant) bear is sitting in my office looking rather disconsolate. Students @fram_official can help cheer him up this week by giving him a home! https://t.co/cEGYY3pzb8

Dates for the diary


Y10 Parents’ Evening

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Y11 Mock Exams (Week 1)

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Y10 Parents’ Evening

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Winter Concert

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School Closes for Christmas Holiday

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Staff Training Day – Students Do Not Attend

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Start of Term

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Careers Week

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Y8 Options Evening

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Y10 GCSE Food & Nutrition Practical Exam

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Full Calendar


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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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