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A Levels

Stay Local - Go Further with East Durham College's Sixth Form, ED6.

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Offering a range of carefully-chosen A Levels to reflect the qualifications which leading universities are looking for when they recruit their undergraduates, ED6 Sixth Form at East Durham College is a fantastic place to learn with consistently excellent A Level results for our students (100% pass rate for students taking 3 or more A Levels in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021).

On top of that, in 2021 our students gained some fantastic results:

  • 55% of students achieved A* to A grades
  • 78% of students achieved A* to B grades
  • 93% of students achieved A* to C grades
  • 100% achieved A* to E grades

ED6 is based at East Durham College's Peterlee campus. We offer an excellent range of facilities for students and excellent tuition thanks to our highly qualified teaching staff.

Our sixth form was also ranked as the best in the country (2018/19) for value-added scores. This means that students of ED6 make more progression than what is of expected of them than anywhere else in the country - this means that ED6 is truly the best place in the country for boosting academic results.

Stay Local. Go Further with ED6.

Please note: A Levels are only offered as part of a full time study programme in our sixth form (16-19), they are not available to adults on a part time basis. Adult learners may be interested in joining our Access to HE Programme. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.​

A Levels at ED6 Sixth Form

If you're considering moving on to study A Levels after your time at school, there's three good reasons why you should consider ED6 as your place of study: the courses we offer, the staff who will teach you and the first-class learning facilities you'll enjoy during your time here.

The range of A-levels we offer are carefully selected - we don't offer every A Level, we just offer the ones that matter most. They're the ones that are most respected and valued by leading universities. They're the ones that give you the best chance of attending the university of your choice and to get the degree you're looking for.

There's a wide choice of combinations available, so you'll be able to find the perfect match for your talents, interests and ambitions.

We offer the following A Level subjects at ED6 sixth form:

  • A Level Art & Design, Fine Art
  • A Level Art & Design, Graphical Communication
  • A Level Art & Design, Photography
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Business Studies
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Computer Science
  • A Level Economics
  • A Level English Language
  • A Level English Literature
  • A Level Further Maths
  • A Level History
  • A Level Law
  • A Level Maths
  • A Level Media Studies
  • A Level Physical Education
  • A Level Physics
  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Sociology


  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Diploma in Computing with Games Development (equivalent to one A Level)
  • Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context (equivalent to one AS Level)
  • WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Criminology (equivalent to one A Level)
  • WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to one A Level)


Five Hours Teaching Time

We are committed to providing you with high quality, challenging teaching and outstanding support so that you achieve your potential and realise your goals.

At ED6 we are proud to offer our students a full five hours, per subject, per week classroom teaching time – whist many other sixth forms are reducing their teaching hour down to four and a half or even four hours in some cases. Quite a difference over the course of a year.

Small Class Sizes... but growing

The classes at ED6 are generally quite small in a number of different subjects, this allows for a more personalised approach to teaching and the opportunity to discuss topics in more depth with the lecturers; thus it often seems more like a university tutorial where students can challenge and develop our own ideas.

East Durham Sixth Form Website & Prospectus

If you’d like to find out more information about ED6, please visit the ED6 website at or you can download the prospectus below:

East Durham Sixth Form Prospectus

Results 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

  • 100% pass rate for students taking 3 A Levels or more – above national average.
  • 100% pass rate for BTEC Applied Science – above national average.

What Do ED6 Students Think?

Don't just take our word for it - our very own ED6 students also have plenty of good things to say about East Durham College's sixth form!

Take a look at these videos below for more information about courses, opportunities and what's great about the college's facilities.


To see full details on each of our A Level courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) for 2022/2023 are listed below:

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