Well Deserved: (L-R) ED6 Teachers Claire Parnell and Yvonne Wood with Honours Students and Head of ED6 Jacqui Lee and East Durham College Vice Principal Eugene McCrossan

Students Receive Gifts as Part of ED6 Honours Programme

Mon, 2001-11-26 00:00

Six students at a Peterlee-based sixth form have received new laptops after qualifying for a special honours programme.

The students who attend East Durham Sixth Form, known as ED6, gained a place on the College’s special Honours Programme, which was offered to prospective students that achieved at least five As in their GCSEs last summer.

The Programme aims to help the students continue to reach their potential; and as well as receiving a laptop to use during their time at ED6 they will receive items such as book tokens and other rewards for their academic success. These rewards continue if they continue to do well throughout their AS and A2 studies.

And Head of ED6, Jacqui Lee believes that the programme will help these students push themselves further and be in a great position when going onto university courses after leaving ED6.

Jacqui said: “The Programme has been developed to enable such students to achieve their full potential and realise their ambitions and goals. Students who want to study on the most demanding and competitive courses at a top university will be greatly benefited by being on this programme.”

But Jacqui does expect the students to work hard after joining the programme, and hopes they impress in all areas not just their studies.

Ms Lee added: “ED6 also expects a lot from its Honours students in terms of commitment to their community; through volunteering, peer mentoring and leadership development. There will also be additional lectures and conferences coming up that the students will be encouraged to attend.”

If you like more details on the Honours Programme please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.