Students at East Durham Sixth Form have celebrated clinching a 100% pass rate.
The sixth form in Peterlee, ED6, which is part of East Durham College, has achieved the impressive pass rate milestone within four years of opening its door in September 2012.
Our students have more than met the challengeJacky Owen
Principal at East Durham College, Suzanne Duncan, praised the students and the staff for all their hard work and achieving these impressive results.
She said: “On behalf of myself and the board of governors, I would like to congratulate all the students and staff on achieving a 100% pass rate.
“The results have been hard earned and are well deserved, the students and their families should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”
Jacky Owen, head of ED6, added: “Our students have more than met the challenges presented to them and I was thrilled to see their reactions when they collected their results.
“As well as the fantastic pass rate, we are delighted that there was also further growth in the number of students receiving high grades giving them access to their first choice universities.”
Students are going off to their chosen universities including Durham, Leeds, Northumbria, Bradford and Chester to study on degree courses such as pharmacy, genetics, forensic science, law, journalism, biomedical science and engineering.
One such student is Lauran Cook, 19, from Peterlee, who clinched two As and a B in sociology, psychology and English language and is off to Northumbria University to study psychology.
She said: “My results are great and I am really proud of what I have achieved at ED6.
“Some of the exams I sat at the end of the year were really tough so it makes my results today really special, to know my hard work paid off.”
ED6 also offers a BTEC in Applied Science and those students showed a 100% high grade profile with students progressing on to university to study degrees such as pharmacy, molecular genetics and crime scene science.