The Open Day, which takes place in the main building from 10am until 1pm, is a fantastic opportunity for prospective students to explore the College’s range of A-Level subjects, meet staff and students and find out what life is like studying A-Levels at the College.
During the event, students can discuss the details of subjects they are interested in with lecturers, enjoy a tour of the dedicated Sixth Form Centre and the wider College campus and chat with current students. Parents are also welcome to attend to find out about the distinctive package of support offered to A-Level students.
Alison Maynard, Deputy Principal at New College Durham, said: “Open days are always an exciting event for us, but this year they will be even more special following the past 18 months. We know how important it is for year 11s to have the chance to come onto campus and have those very valuable conversations with our teaching staff, so they can make the right decision on their next step. We look forward to getting to know new students and parents and answering any questions they have on the day.”
The Sixth Form Centre is one of the largest in County Durham and it offers something different to the school sixth form experience for its students. Alison explains: “Here at NCD we offer a different experience to that of sixth form centres and school sixth forms. Our students can choose from a wide range of subjects which are taught by subject specialists. Students enjoy a campus experience, with outstanding facilities, whilst also benefiting from small class sizes and a dedicated sixth form centre community. Our students also have independence and are treated like adults. We combine the best of school and college.”
As well as a different student experience, NCD also has a reputation for success; A-Level students consistently achieve high pass rates and this year was no different, with students achieving a 100% pass rate in 19 subjects. Students also progress onto fantastic destinations, including Russell Group universities such as Durham, Newcastle and York. Lia Seccombe collected her grades in August and achieved 3 A* grades. She is heading to Manchester University this year to study Law.
We can't wait to welcome students on campus!