A Level Performance

East Durham College’s sixth form, ED6, has had a 100% pass rate over the last five year (2016-2020) and in that time was listed as the best in the country for boosting academic results in 2018.

Between 2016 and 2020 every student, who was taking 3 A-levels or more, passed with ED6.

2020 was another great year for results at ED6.

  • 38.46% Gained A*- A
  • 88.46% Gained A*- B
  • 100% Gained A*- C

2018 Results - Ranked No 1 In England

Out of 101 general further education colleges across the country, ED6 Sixth Form was found to have the highest value-added score, +0.37 in the 2018 results, significantly higher than the national average of -0.08.

A score above zero means students make better progress than the average; and the higher the score, the further students achieve beyond what was expected of them.

East Durham College is absolutely thrilled with the news, as the ED6 Sixth Form centre, in Peterlee, was formed to give people in the local area the opportunity to succeed through top quality academic study.

East Durham College principal, Suzanne Duncan, said: “Value added scores, or progress scores as they are also known, are so important when choosing a sixth form. ED6’s score means many of our A-level students achieve a higher grade than they were expected to, based on their GCSE results, against the national average.

“Looking at the progress students make, from their GCSE grades to their A-level grades, shows you how good a college is at helping its students to reach their maximum potential; helping them to get the very best grades they are capable of.

“To be ranked number one in the country is an amazing achievement. It’s testament to the dedication of our talented academic staff and our hard working A-level students.”

In the north east, this performance saw ED6 leading the way.

East Durham Sixth Form +0.37
Durham Johnston +0.23
Durham 6th Form +0.14
Southmoor Academy +0.14
Byron College +0.13
St Leonard's -0.04
Newcastle College Group -0.04
National Average -0.08
New College Durham -0.14
Sunderland College/HSFC -0.27
Stockton Riverside College -0.31