IF you’re ready to move on to A-Levels, but are unsure if staying on at school to study, or going to a dedicated sixth form is best for you, take a look at what New College Durham has to offer.

As one of the largest Sixth Form Centres in County Durham, New College Durham has a reputation for success, offering a wide choice of subjects, expert teaching, individual support and help to progress to university or employment.

Choosing to study for A-Levels at New College Durham offers more freedom to grow and to be yourself. The team at the College recognises that this is a stepping stone between school and either employment or higher education, and encourages and supports increasing independence.

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Every September, more than 150 young people from across the region choose the College’s outstanding A-Level programme, with excellent facilities that promote a positive learning environment.

You will be learning in an outstanding environment, equipped to ensure that you develop the knowledge, skills and values required to thrive academically, and to progress on to higher education or into employment. 

New College Durham achieved a fantastic 100 per cent pass rate in 20 subjects in the summer of 2019, which is consistent with equally high achievements in previous years - all the result of the dedicated teaching of our experienced subject staff, the excellent personal and academic support they provide and, of course, the commitment and hard work of the students.

It's not just about achieving A-Level qualifications – students are encouraged to play an active role within the classroom, and in the many extra-curricular opportunities that are available.

If you are in Year 11, and still not sure about your next step, come to the Open Day and see for yourself. Students and parents will have the chance to look around, ask questions, and learn from previous students and staff why New College Durham is the right choice.

Click here to register now. 

If you are thinking about higher education, while studying at the Sixth Form Centre, you will be ideally placed to get the UCAS points needed.

As well as A-Levels, New College Durham offers university-level programmes, within a uniquely close-knit, flexible, and supportive environment.

You will find that their higher education lecturers are an enthusiastic and dedicated team, delivering more than 50 different foundation degrees, honours degrees, and professional qualifications in a dynamic range of subject areas.

They bring with them extensive business and industry experience, and offer students excellent teaching and one-to-one support, representing fantastic value for money.

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When you choose New College Durham, you will be helped to identify the perfect course for you, and the team of experienced educators and qualified support team will ensure you stay on track.

Outside of study, New College Durham offers a community vibe and a buzzing social scene. As well as being a fantastic place to learn, it is the ideal place to grow and form lifelong friendships.

Excellent transport connections, proximity, and free on-site parking, make the commute convenient and stress-free.

Click here to register for the Open Day, where the Advice, Support, and Careers teams will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about entry requirements, student finance or support; and staff and students from across the College will be available throughout to the day to tell you everything you need to know about being a student at New College Durham.

Open Days:

A-Levels: Saturday, October 12; 10am – 12 noon

Higher Education: Saturday, October 19; 10am – 12 noon