Amazing Academic Success for A Levels

Between 2016 and 2022 every student, who was taking 3 A-levels or more, passed with ED6.

2022 was another great year for results at ED6:

  • 18% Gained grades A* to A
  • 52% Gained grades A* to B
  • 82% Gained grades A* to C
  • 100% Gained grades A* to E

For details on all the subjects we offer, please check out our A-levels courses section.

2018 Results - Ranked No 1 In England

Out of 101 general further education colleges across the country, ED6 Sixth Form was found to have the highest value-added score, +0.37 in the 2018 results, significantly higher than the national average of -0.08.

A score above zero means students make better progress than the average; and the higher the score, the further students achieve beyond what was expected of them.

East Durham College is absolutely thrilled with the news, as the ED6 Sixth Form centre, in Peterlee, was formed to give people in the local area the opportunity to succeed through top quality academic study.

East Durham College principal, Suzanne Duncan, said: “Value added scores, or progress scores as they are also known, are so important when choosing a sixth form. ED6’s score means many of our A-level students achieve a higher grade than they were expected to, based on their GCSE results, against the national average.

“Looking at the progress students make, from their GCSE grades to their A-level grades, shows you how good a college is at helping its students to reach their maximum potential; helping them to get the very best grades they are capable of.

“To be ranked number one in the country is an amazing achievement. It’s testament to the dedication of our talented academic staff and our hard working A-level students.”

In the north east, this performance saw ED6 leading the way.

North East Performance
Institution Achievement
East Durham Sixth Form +0.37
Durham Johnston +0.23
Durham 6th Form +0.14
Southmoor Academy +0.14
Byron College +0.13
St Leonard's -0.04
Newcastle College Group -0.04
National Average -0.08
New College Durham -0.14
Sunderland College/HSFC -0.27
Stockton Riverside College -0.31

Published Data

As parents/guardians of potential students of East Durham College, we would like to make you aware of the latest 16-18 performance data that has been published about East Durham College by the Department for Education (DfE) on their schools and colleges compare performance website.

These results are published in January each year to allow school leavers and their parents/guardian(s) the opportunity to compare local providers. This allows you to make a more informed decision, based upon the latest performance data for the relevant colleges.