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A Level

If you're thinking about studying A Levels, there's no better place than right here at East Durham Sixth Form - ED6!

Welcome to ED6! Our specialist sixth form provision at our Peterlee campus is one of the best places to study A Levels in the North East.

Of course we're biased and would say we're the best, but our numbers prove it too! ED6 has a proven track record of incredible results, and here's the most important one you need to know about:

For the past seven years, ED6 students studying 3 A levels or more have achieved 100% pass rate on their exams.

  • We are the region's best-performing sixth form centre, with our students achieving 100% pass rate on their exams for the past 7 years (2016 to 2022, students taking 3 or more A-levels).
  • In 2022, 18% of our students gained A*-A Grades, 52% gained A*-B grades, 82% gained A*-C grades and 100% achieved A*-E grades (students taking 3 or more A-levels).
  • We were ranked as the best college in the whole country for the progression students make from GCSE to A-Level in 2018 - something we are extremely proud of. This demonstrates that students of ED6 make more progression than what is expected of them based on their GCSE results than anywhere else in the country - this means that ED6 has a proven track record of boosting academic results.
  • Smaller class sizes - we keep our classes smaller than other providers, ensuring that learners don't feel excluded and get direct tuition from our teaching staff.

On top of that, students go on to massive success after leaving us, moving on to study a wide range of degree programmes at universities all over the country (and even outside the country too!).

ED6 is based at East Durham College's Peterlee campus. We offer an excellent range of facilities for students and excellent tuition thanks to our highly qualified teaching staff.

With plenty of A Level options available, fantastic teaching from lecturers passionate about their subject, small-size classes to ensure you get the best experience and loads of other benefits like a FREE bus pass to and from your college, your own common room, Starbucks on-site and so much more, there's loads of reasons to consider ED6 for A Levels.

Smaller Sixth Form. BIGGER PROSPECTS.

Please note: A Levels are only offered as part of a full time study programme in our sixth form (16-19), they are not available to adults on a part time basis. Adult learners may be interested in joining our Access to HE Programme. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.​

We offer the following A Level subjects at ED6 sixth form:

  • A Level Art & Design, Fine Art
  • A Level Art & Design, Graphical Communication
  • A Level Art & Design, Photography
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Business Studies
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Computer Science
  • A Level Economics
  • A Level English Language
  • A Level English Literature
  • A Level Further Maths
  • A Level History
  • A Level Law
  • A Level Maths
  • A Level Media Studies
  • A Level Physical Education
  • A Level Physics
  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Sociology
  • And new for Sept 2023... Accounting, Geography, French & Politics 

PLUS:

  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Diploma in Computing with Games Development (equivalent to one A Level)
  • Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context (equivalent to one AS Level)
  • WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Criminology (equivalent to one A Level)
  • WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to one A Level)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Science (equivalent to three A Levels)
  • And new for Sept 2023... BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Human Biology 

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For general full time or part time course enquiries, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.