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Published on 07/10/16

Norfolk’s only maths and science specialist sixth form is reaching out to the engineers and tech experts of the future with a series of free GCSE workshops.

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, which is based in the old fire station in Norwich’s Bethel Street, is holding the café-style events next month to help pupils preparing for GCSEs brush up on their skills.

The events build on the success of this summer’s second set of A Level results for the new sixth form, which saw 80% of grades at A*-C.

Now the campus-style college is offering up that expertise to younger students with free Saturday morning sessions.

“We are incredibly proud of our A Level results but we know it’s important to get that thirst for the science, engineering, technology and maths subjects early on,” said Principal Rebecca Handley-Kirk.

“GCSEs can require big jumps in understanding so we want to provide some extra help with that, and also give students an idea of what success in those subjects can lead to.

”Biology and psychology are first up on Saturday, November 12, followed by chemistry and maths on Saturday, November 26, and computing and physics on Saturday, December 10.

"Last year's event were over-subscribed so I would encourage students to sign up as soon as possible."

The session will run from 9am until 12.15pm with parents able to grab a coffee and tour the sixth form’s stunning converted building while students study.

To register for a free place on one or more days visit