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Subject Tasters & Workshops

Subject Tasters & Workshops

New for this year Franklin will be hosting FREE subject tasters, workshops and mini sessions for young people across our area from Year 5 upwards. These are an excellent way to try out different subjects that you might choose to study at college, meet our experienced staff and see just what life as a student at Franklin College is really like.

There is a huge choice of sessions to choose from and the great thing is you can try as many as you like! The possibilities at Franklin really are endless. So get in touch and book a session.

To sign up for a Subject Taster Session simply contact Franklin College on 01472 875004 or email:

Keep checking this page as we will be adding new sessions throughout the year. Download a copy of our most recent leaflet here.

Upcoming Events - September 2017 onwards

Business, Law & Humanities

Course Title Year Group Dates/Times

Harry Potter Create a Potion

Learn to design, draw and market

a potion for the World of Harry Potter.

Years 5 & 6

Wednesday 1st November, 4.30-5.30pm

Disneyfication of Society

Learn about the transformation of society,

marketing and how mass consumption affects

the business world.

Years 10 & 11 Wednesday 29th November, 4.30-5.30pm

Mock Trials

Learn about the UK legal system and take

part in a mock trial.

Years 10 & 11 Wednesday 6th December, 4.30-5.30pm

Ethical Debates (Mini Debating Society)

Should young people be able to vote?

Is it ever right to kill?

If you enjoy debating and discussing such issues,

this masterclass is for you.

Years 10 & 11 Wednesday 13th December, 4.30-5.30pm


Media & Performing Arts

Course Title Year Group Dates/Times

How to Direct a Film

Do you want to be the next Steven Spielberg? 

Learn the basics of film directing.

Year 11 Tuesday 3rd October, 4.30-5.30pm


Do you want a career in Journalism?

Come and learn the key techniques of journalism.

Year 11 Wednesday 11th October, 4.30-5.30pm
Physical Theatre Year 11 Thursday 19th October, 4.30-5.30pm

Being a YouTuber

A workshop on how to be a successful 'YouTuber'.

Year 11 Thursday 2nd November, 4.30-5.30pm

Film Acting

A two hour workshop in film acting.

Year 11 Saturday 25th November, 10am-12pm



Course Title Year Group Dates/Times
Introduction workshop in Graphics Year 10 & 11 Wednesday 1st November, 4.30-5.30pm
Introduction workshop in Fine Art Year 10 & 11 Wednesday 11th November, 4.30-5.30pm
Introduction workshop in Textiles Year 10 & 11 Wednesday 22nd November, 4.30-5.30pm
Introduction workshop in Photography Year 10 & 11 Wednesday 29th November, 4.30-5.30pm


English & Modern Foreign Languages

Course Title Year Group Dates/Times

GCSE English Literature master class

Reach the highest grades with key

focus on examination techniques. 

Year 10 & 11 Wednesday 27th September, 4.30-5.30pm

Short Story Competition

with Grimsby Telegraph

Year 10 & 11 November ongoing
Creative Writing Workshop Year 10 & 11 Wednesday 8th November, 4.30-5.30pm

Computing/IT and Psychology and Sociology

Course Title Year Group Dates/Times

CSI Franklin

A 3 week exciting course that gives you the

opportunity to investigate crime scenes and

understand the basics relating to forensics. 

Years 8 & 9

3 week event:

1/8/15 November


Full Time Courses

At Franklin College, we offer the widest range of A Levels, BTECs, CTECs and GCSEs in the area. Every year we help hundreds of young people take the next step in becoming who they want to be

Let's find you a course

When do I apply?

Now! The sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.


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