Oliver Driver

Course: A Levels – History, Geography, Sociology, Environmental Studies.

Previous school: Samuel King's School (Alston)

Oliver described his experience at New College Durham as new, stimulating and successful.  He said that the staff in the Sixth Form Centre were incredibly supportive and offered him the encouragement and skills he needed to succeed in his goals.

He said:  “My brother studied a foundation degree at New College Durham and recommended me coming here.  I wanted to branch out from my local area and experience a new environment.

“The atmosphere was welcoming and it was easy to find your way round.  I particularly enjoyed my time at New College, the teaching staff were very supportive, engaging and would be more than happy to offer extra sessions/time in order to help you achieve your potential. 

“From my experience at the college I can confidently say the staff were just as determined for me to succeed as I was and this helped me greatly in achieving the results I needed, making me thoroughly enjoy my time at New College Durham.

“The campus is a nice place to navigate around. Books in the library were particularly accessible and the computers were usually available. 

“I am delighted with the results I achieved at New College Durham.” 

Oliver is now at Northumbria University studying BA (Hons) History.

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A-Levels 1


A-Levels will enable you to study academic subjects in more depth.