Inspiring your future

FBEC places great importance on the achievement and success for all students; we set high standards and motivate students to achieve their potential. Alongside academic achievement, there is a vast number of opportunities to develop personal and social skills. The school encourages positive attitudes and aims to provide an environment in which all learners feel valued, challenged and secure. In the face of an ever changing world students need to be given accurate up to date information, to help them make appropriate choices and increase their life chances.

The school fully recognises the importance of accurate and up to date careers education, information and advice. The schools careers programme is delivered across all year groups, and is highlighted on the school’s website, with an extensive variety of supporting links. Careers assemblies take place from year 7 through to year 11, backed up by a comprehensive bespoke timetable especially at key transition points – Year 7, Year 9 options and during KS4 to prevent under achievement and encourage appropriate post 16 transition.

The programme is an individualised programme for each year group which is calendared to ensure careers activities are seen as an important parts of the whole school curriculum.

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Open events take place throughout the year and offer you the chance to discuss choices available in further and higher education.

Open Events

Bishop Auckland College – Tuesday 30th January 2018 5:30 – 7:30

Darlington College – Thursday 25th January 2018 5:30 – 7:00

Darlington College – Thursday 21st March 2018 5:30 – 7:00

New College Durham – Tuesday 6th March 2018 4:30 – 6:30

St Johns Sixth Form Centre – No open event Information available yet.

Durham Sixth Form Centre – Thursday 26th April 2018 5:00 – 8:00

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form Centre – 7th March 2018 5:30 – 8:00

South West Durham Training – 31st January 2018 

East Durham College Houghall Campus – Wednesday 24th January 2018 5:00 – 7:00

East Durham College Peterlee Campus – Wednesday 10th January 2018 5:00 – 7:00


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