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ED6 Students Achieve 100% A-Level Pass Rate for Second Year in Row

ED6 Students Achieve 100% A-Level Pass Rate for Second Year in Row

ED6 Students Achieve 100% A-Level Pass Rate for Second Year in Row

It's been another great year at ED6 thanks to the amazing efforts of our students who have done great in their A-levels.

At ED6, we've achieved excellent pass rates year-on-year since the sixth form first opened in 2012. In 2016 and 2017 our students achieved a pass rate of 100% on their A-Levels, an incredible achievement from our hard working young people.

We focus strongly on smaller classes at ED6; this helps our students to learn and ensure plenty of one-on-one tuition and interaction from our team of professional teaching staff.

Principal at East Durham College, Suzanne Duncan, praised the students and the staff at ED6 for all their hard work and achieving their results.

Suzanne said: “On behalf of myself and the board of governors, I would like to congratulate all the students and staff on their hard work and achievements this year.

“The results have been hard earned and are well deserved; the students and their families should be incredibly proud of what they’ve accomplished and we’re very excited to see what they go on to achieve.”

With their A-level results now official, many of our students are moving on to higher education or looking to their next step.

Megan Ogden, a student at ED6 has achieved an A* grade for photography and a B for Fine Art. She's already thinking ahead to the future, and is looking to start her own photography business.

She said: “I’m really happy about my grades and will continue to follow my passion for photography. I really want to make a career out of it and I’d like to say thank you at all of the teachers and everyone else at ED6 who has helped me to get my results!”

Other students such as Student Union president Eleanor Weir from Seaham are thrilled to have been accepted into the university of their choice.

Eleanor, who is going to Cumbria to study animal conservation science, said: “I’m going to celebrate now – I got into uni!”

There were some nerves in the foyer of East Durham College this morning as students collected their results, but students were thrilled after taking the plunge and opening their envelopes.

One such student is Rianna Massingham-Beale, who has been nervously awaited her results.

She said: “I’m absolutely over the moon! I was so stressed waiting for the results but I got exactly what I needed.”

Rianna is going on to Preston University of Central Lancashire, where she will be studying mental health nursing.

Jacky Owen, the head of ED6, is also thrilled with the student’s achievements. She said: “Our students have worked extremely hard this year and as always it’s great to see their faces light up as they open their envelopes.

“Most of our students have received the grades they need to get access to their first choice universities and I’m absolutely thrilled for them.

“Our students have more than met the challenges presented to them and I was thrilled to see their reactions when they collected their results.

“It’s sad to see them go from the college as they’re such amazing young adults, but I wish them all the best for the future. I’m sure they’ll also do fantastic in everything they choose to do.”

We'd like to also congratulate our BTEC science course students, who are celebrating after also getting excellent grades. Three of our BTEC Science students earned triple distinction stars on their course are now moving on to University to study Bio-Veterinary Science, Bio-Chemistry and Physics at Lincoln, Hull and Sunderland.

ED6 also had great results at As level as student Brian Gillespie gained 4 A grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, Brian is considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge, where he'd like to study either Maths or Phyics.

East Durham Sixth Form offers a choice of over 20 A-level subjects as well as the highly popular BTEC in Applied Science. If you’d like further details about ED6 and studying A-levels at East Durham College, please visit www.ED6.ac.uk or call 0191 518 822