East Durham Sixth Form students celebrating fantastic A Level results

East Durham College is thrilled to announce that A Level students at the college’s sixth form, ED6, have achieved some fantastic results this year, including two students securing places at Cambridge and Oxford University for the first time.

ED6 Sixth Form, which is part of East Durham College’s Peterlee Campus, has developed a reputation for delivering exceptional pass rates since first opening in 2012. This year, the college’s pass-rate stands at 99%, with students achieving a wide range of incredible results, and moving on to degree programmes at some of the countries’ leading universities.

This is the first cohort of students who had their GCSEs disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and despite many challenges along the way, the hard work and dedication of the students has really paid off.

Evan Taylor, who is a former Shotton Hall Academy student studied maths, further maths, biology and chemistry at ED6 and achieved one A* grade and three A grades. He will now be moving on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.

Brian Marville, a former Durham Johnson pupil, studied maths, further maths, chemistry and physics at ED6, achieving two A grades and two B grades. Bryan is going on to study Material Science at the University of Oxford.

The amazing grades don’t stop there either! Riley Keenan has been accepted by Edinburgh University to study medicine after achieving grades A, A and B in Biology, Chemistry & Maths. Molly Barnes-Tate, who studied Biology, Chemistry & Maths will be studying Biosciences at Durham University.

Overall, students achieved the following grades:

  • Grades A* – A 22.4%
  • Grades A* – B 37.2%
  • Grades A* – C 57.9%

Dr Wanda Scott, head of ED6, said: “We are so, so proud of everything the students achieved this year. To see students going for the first time to both Oxford and Cambridge is just incredible.

“Our tagline at ED6 is Smaller Sixth Form – Bigger Prospects, and this goes to show the amazing things that our students can go on to. I’d like to say a massive well done to all of the students, and we can’t wait to see what you do in the future too!”

Suzanne Duncan, Principal of East Durham College, said: “Another year has passed and it’s another bumper crop of amazing results for ED6! A huge well done to all our students, as well as our incredible team in ED6 who work so hard to ensure our students get results like these.”

ED6, which originally opened in 2012, offers a wide variety of A Level subjects to learners. The sixth form is designed to be a place where every learner matters, with smaller class sizes, one-to-one tuition and constant support to ensure learners get the results they want.