ED6 Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 21st October

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Are you interested in studying A Levels at our Peterlee campus? Come along to our open evening on Thursday 21st October 2021 (5pm-6.30pm) and find out more about what we have to offer!

Girl sits on stairs outside East Durham College with text ED6 and Access to HE Open Evening

Please note that this event is for those interested in our sixth form, ED6, and for adult learners interested in studying Access to Higher Education. If you are interested in our vocational courses, please come to our open evening on a Wednesday instead. Click here for our full list of events.

Why Consider ED6?

There are many reasons to consider choosing ED6 as the place to study A-Levels. Most importantly:

  • We are the region's best-performing sixth form centre, with our students achieving 100% pass rate on their exams for the past 5 years (2016 to 2020)
  • In 2020, 38% of our students gained A*-A Grades, 88% gained A*-B grades and 100% achieved A*-C grades
  • We were ranked as the best college in the whole country for the progression students make from GCSE to A-Level in 2018
  • Small class sizes - we keep our classes smaller than other providers, ensuring that learners don't feel excluded and get direct tuition from our teaching staff

On top of this, ED6 students get all the benefits of East Durham College, including our modern Peterlee campus, on-site Starbucks and completely FREE travel to and from college thanks to Arriva buses.

What A-Levels are Available at ED6?

We currently offer the following A-Levels 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)


Get more information about our A Levels here >>

About Access to Higher Education

Access to HE provides adult learners without the grades they need to go to university the opportunity to gain a qualification which gives them this pathway.

It's ideal if you'd like to retrain by going to university, and is a fantastic way to open up your career options. Courses are generally part-time and on an evening, so easily fit around your work/life.

We currently offer the following Access to HE Pathways:

  • Education Professions
  • Humanities
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Science

Find out more about Access to HE by clicking here >>

What to Expect at the ED6/Access to HE Open Evening

At the open evening you'll get the chance to meet our lecturers, have a one-to-one chat with them about the course, and take a look at our facilities too.

There's no appointment needed at all to come to the open evening - simply turn up on the night and we'll direct you from there!

Where to Find Us

Our Peterlee campus is just on the outskirts of the A19, as you drive into Peterlee.

Our address is:

East Durham College - Peterlee Campus
Willerby Grove

FREE parking is available on-site.

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Contact Us

Got any questions about EDC, our open evenings, or anything else? No problem - get in touch with our student services department who'll be happy to help you!

Call: 0191 518 2000

Email: enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk

You can also fill in the contact form below to get in touch with us.

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