Students celebrate impressive A-Level results

Sixth Form Centre students at New College Durham discovered their hard work had paid off with an impressive set of A-Level results.

Students and staff at the college celebrated a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects – including Geography, History, Psychology, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and English Language – enabling students to be accepted onto top university courses.

Students particularly excelled in subjects such as English Literature and Law, with half or more receiving high grades (A*, A or B). 

A-Level student Bradley Hall, from Stanley, is heading to his first choice university, the University of Manchester, to read Physics.  Bradley achieved grade A’s in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics. Even more impressively, he achieved his Mathematics grade A in just one year. 

Bradley was delighted with his results and said he chose the University of Manchester because of its reputation for producing world-class physicists. He added:

“I really made the right decision to come to New College Durham. I was impressed by the level of personal interest the teachers took in their students.”

Another overjoyed student Ellie Capeling, from Washington, achieved grade A’s in English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and the Extended Project Qualification.  She will be heading to Russell Group University, Queen Mary University of London, to read English Literature

She said:

“I’m so happy with my results. They’ve been the hardest years of my life but it’s paid off and I’m looking forward to university.”

In addition, there was a 100% pass rates for the Extended Project Qualification, which is offered by New College Durham as an additional skills-based qualification, giving students transferable skills that universities and employers look for, such as independent learning and self-management.

Peter Rasmussen, New College Durham’s Vice Principal, said:

“This year’s excellent pass rate reflects the hard work, dedication and commitment of our staff and student over the past two years.

“We wish our A-Level students every success as they embark on their next step.”

Every September the Sixth Form Centre at New College Durham attracts over 150 young people from across the region.  In addition to A-Levels, the college also offers vocational courses, apprenticeships, and higher education programmes including degrees, professional qualification and higher apprenticeships.

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