New East Durham College A-Level courses see success

Beth Telfer, who is going on to study English at Leeds Beckett University, Sarjun Dhillon, who got Bs in biology, chemistry and maths and is going on to study chemical engineering at Lancaster University and Bethany Waters  with three sistinction stars applied science and is going on to study pharmacy at Durham University.

Beth Telfer, who is going on to study English at Leeds Beckett University, Sarjun Dhillon, who got Bs in biology, chemistry and maths and is going on to study chemical engineering at Lancaster University and Bethany Waters with three sistinction stars applied science and is going on to study pharmacy at Durham University.

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A college’s second year of A-Level graduates hit a pass rate of 98.2%.

ED6, run at East Durham College’s Peterlee campus, was opened three years ago.

The students have more than met the challenges presented to them and I was thrilled to see their reactions when they collected their results.

ED6 director Jacky Owens

East Durham College’s full time A-level students results has seen the college

It’s bosses say they are delighted to see an increase in its pass rate, ahead of the national average.

The college also saw significant improvements in AS level results with first year students picking up higher grades.

Its principal Suzanne Duncan has praised the students and staff at ED6.

She 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.

ED6 director Jacky added: “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 endeavor.”

One successful student, Beth Telfer, 18, from Peterlee, collected As 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.

She 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”