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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Why Choose Us?

We have an excellent reputation for preparing students for life after school, not only through daily education, but through outstanding care, guidance and support. 🖥️ Visit our website: https://t.co/jVT6suvc05 📩 To apply: https://t.co/FZXfET3axx https://t.co/BW0d04v4JH

RT @framdt: Yesterday year 12 attended an event at Sunderland Uni with other local schools, they were learning about how digital marketing…

RT @janerayson: Met some fantastic year 13 students over the last few days to discuss their progress checks and I got to talk books with th…

Superb afternoon listening to the first of the EPQ presentations from year 13. Well done Grace and Hannah, you were both amazing! https://t.co/LDnBdUjyMw

We are so lucky to have amazing support from students, parents, staff and the community. £2000 for our families is incredible. Thank you everyone 👏🎅🎁 https://t.co/ZFrIOfOmzn

A huge thank you to everyone that has donated to our foodbank appeal. We have raised nearly £2000 for our families! Here are just a few of the food parcels we have made up. These will be delivered this week - just in time for Christmas! 🎅🤶🎁🎄✨ https://t.co/eYBwg8wRmd

Dates for the diary


Year 11 Mock Exams

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Year 10 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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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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School Re-opens for All

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Year 8 Options Evening

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Year 10 GCSE Food Exam

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Year 9 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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Careers Week

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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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