New find for Archaeology course

Friday, 19 June 2015

Coalhouse -fortSeevic College Archaeology students will be given privileged access to Coalhouse Fort Park.

The brand-new A-Level Archaeology course, starting this September at Seevic, will work in partnership with the Coalhouse Fort Park, enriching the students’ curriculum experience.

The first cohort of Archaeology students at the College will have the chance to learn skills such as using surveying software and section and plan drawings – giving them first hand practical experience for their Skills & Methods unit.

Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, along the River Thames, dates back to 1860 but there have been historic defences on the site since Henry VIII. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which has benefited recently from a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Hazel Sacco, Education Officer at Coalhouse Fort and a trained Archaeologist, said: “We are really looking forward to working with Seevic College and to giving the students a chance to experience such a wonderful site. The practical skills they will learn here will help them in their course and beyond.”

“We are really looking forward [...] to giving the students a chance to experience such a wonderful site."

Jamie Spracklen, Archaeology and Classical Civilisation Tutor at Seevic College, said: “Working in partnership with Hazel will be an excellent opportunity for our young archaeologists to learn core skills such as site and landscape recording, direct from a professional working in the contemporary heritage sector.

“It will not only greatly help our students during their studies and exam preparation, but provide them with a wealth of volunteer and career opportunities.”

To find out more about Archaeology at Seevic College, and to apply, call 01268 756 111 or email

Year 10 and 11 students are invited to attend the College’s Open Evening on Tuesday 7 July, 5.30-8pm to discover more about the courses on offer.


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