Reasons to choose EN

EN has been inspiring students for over 36 years and has a proud legacy of success.

Our aim is to be the ‘outstanding’ choice for 16-19 year olds as they leave school and to inspire future generations. 

  • EN is in the Top 1% of the country for progress in A Level Further Maths
  • Top 3% in the country for progress in Core Maths
  • Best in the East of England for progress in A Level Computer Science and A Level Environmental Science
  • 3rd best in Norfolk for progress in Chemistry and Biology
  • 99% A level pass rate – 75% of students achieving A* to C grades – 100% in 25 subjects
  • Top College locally for Progression – more student’s progress to top third and Russell Group universities than other local providers
  • Top College for Higher Education success – 98% of EN students achieve First or Upper Seconds at Russell Group Universities
  • 7 offers for Oxford and Cambridge Universities in 2018 – the highest locally
  • More than 35% progress to employment or apprenticeships
  • Consistently among the Top performing UK Sixth Form Colleges
  • 99% of parents would recommend EN to other parents*
  • The Ofsted ‘Good’ college for Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft
  • Largest STEM provider outside of Cambridge
  • 96% of parents state their child has settled well into College life*
  • Unrivalled curriculum - over 80 subjects offered
  • 97% of parents are satisfied with their child’s progress at EN to date
  • Only place to study A level Geology, Music & 3D Design locally
  • The only college locally with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation Elite Football and Elite Xtra programmes for men and women

*(Data taken from Parent Survey October 2018) 

Our A-level pass rate is 99% (100% in 25 subjects) and almost all of our students make it to their chosen destinations after leaving EN. Many go on to university, others will pursue apprenticeships, further training or full time employment. Whatever their aspiration, EN can help them achieve it.

We support every student to fulfil their potential and offer a unique learning environment to create a legacy of outstanding achievement. EN is the top college locally for progression with 98% of students that progress to Russell Group universities achieving a First Class or Upper Second degree. Seven students have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for 2018. More than 25% progress directly to employment and more than 10% go on to apprenticeships.

More students study STEM subjects at EN than any other college outside of Cambridge and EN is the only college locally with the prestigious Norwich City Community Sports Foundation Elite Football and Elite Xtra programmes. 

A modern campus

In recent years, over £8 million has been invested into the EN campus. The Poulson and Gentry buildings offer modern learning environments for our students and the Newman Building takes the College’s visual arts courses even more strongly into the digital age, maintaining our reputation as an outstanding provider of creative arts courses. 

Excellent teachers

Whether you are studying in a classroom, a lab or editing suite, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to support your learning. Our teachers are experts in their subjects and are passionate about your success. Safe to say, you’re in very good hands.

Careers & Employability

Our courses are linked to the needs of business and industry, so our students gain the skills that employers are looking for. Our Career Development Programme enhances the opportunities for our students to progress to university, apprenticeships or directly into employment. We have established contacts with a multitude of employers, from all of the main employment sectors.

Location, location, location

Students choose EN because of the freedom and independence that a sixth form college experience offers. Because the college is located in the very heart of the Gorleston community, students are just a short walk away from the high street with its mix of larger shops and boutiques, cinema and library. The gorgeous sandy beach is also right on the doorstep. Likened to a mini-university campus, the college continues to grow, with state of the art building and outstanding IT facilities to support students on their route to success.

We look forward to welcoming you to this great college as you embark on the next exciting stage of your academic journey. The EN experience is unique - come and join us and play your part in continuing our legacy of success for years to come.

"East Norfolk gave me the stepping stones I needed to be where I am today and it is safe to say I would not be in the position I am today without them and I am truly thankful for the help and support my tutors and the college gave me."
Louis Cook
"East Norfolk was such a wonderful college due to the dedication and commitment of the teaching staff to our learning, and their support throughout the academic year, from extra revision sessions to university applications."
Rebecca Wigmore
"ENSFC inspired me to follow my love of history and literature, with great teachers that pushed me to research and write to my full potential. I fondly remember forging great friendships, lively debates in classrooms, and supportive staff that brought out my confidence in the subjects that I now specialise in and teach myself."
Emma Butcher
Academic, author and broadcaster
"ENSFC really gave me the opportunity to study for A Levels that were closely aligned to my interests in an environment where I developed from a teenager into an adult. I really feel I came into my own between when I left high school and when I left ENSFC in a way that probably wouldn't have happened if I'd stayed at the same school "
Adam Smith
EN Alumni
"My memories of college are very positive ones! Not only did I meet some great people - both student and teachers, but it gave me the grounding to apply myself, to question and to think critically. ENSFC acted as a fantastic platform to help me understand what I wanted to do at university and beyond. "
Rebecca Mahony
Former EN Student
"East Norfolk helped massively in getting me to university. My a level subjects helped me to realise the topics I enjoyed the most, and ucas applications were dealt with simply with the help that was available for this. The learning environment at EN has also greatly helped me settle into the lecture teaching style, where self study learning is hugely encouraged."
Edward Nourse
2016 - 2018
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