Top Results For College's A-Level Students
Thu, 2015-08-13 15:20
East Durham College’s full time A-level students results has seen the college achieve a 98.2% pass rate.
Nervous students filed into the East Durham College’s Peterlee Campus from 9am this morning to pick up their results.
ED6 was opened at the college’s Peterlee Campus just three years ago by East Durham College to offer local students an alternative to having to travel out of the area to study A Levels; making this only the second ever group of A level students and results.
And the college was delighted to see their pass rate continue to rise to another impressive pass rate figure, ahead of the national average.
Not only did the pass rate slightly rise, but there was a major improvement in the number of students receiving high grades giving them access to their first choice universities
The college also saw significant improvements in AS level results with first year students picking up higher grades.
Principal at East Durham College, Suzanne Duncan, has praised the students and the staff at ED6 for seeing the sixth form centre receive these impressive results.
Suzanne said: “It is always a bit nervous waiting for your A Level results. However, following all the exceptional work put in last year, we were quietly confident the students would do well and reach their potential.
“On behalf of myself and the board, I would like to congratulate all the students and I’m sure they will make a great success of themselves as they move on to the next exciting chapters in their lives.
“We would also like to say a huge thank you to Jacky Owen and her team on a great set of results, which provide a great foundation to build on and improve even further.”
Many of the ED6 students are now off to their chosen university to study on a range of degrees including marine biology, chemical engineering, radiography, speech therapy, sociology, pharmacy, history, animal sciences and English.
Jacky Owen said: “The students have more than met the challenges presented to them and I was thrilled to see their reactions when they collected their results.
“Many students are going off to their chosen regional university including Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland; as well as a number going further afield to the likes of Lancaster University, Cumbria, Leeds and Plymouth to study.
“I am so pleased for the students, their parents and our teaching staff. I will miss the students but wish them the very best in their next endeavour.”
One successful student, Beth Telfer, 18, from Peterlee, collected A’s in Sociology and History and a B in English Literature on results day and is now off to Leeds Beckett University to study on a degree in English.
Beth praised the college and the staff for helping her to come out with good results and find her strengths through her time at the college.
Beth said: ”I am really proud of the results I have achieved. The staff at the college have been great during my time here and I can’t thank them enough for the help they gave me to see me progress onto university.
“Now I can’t wait to head to Leeds to get started on my course in English at Leeds”