QUEEN Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington, is one of the country’s largest A Level centres and continues to provide an exceptionally high-quality education for students from across the region. This year’s A Level pass rate is wonderful at 99.5% (national average 97.6%) with a superb high grade rate (A*, A and B grades) of over 57% (national average 51.6%). In 47 subjects, the pass rate was 100% with 80 of our students attaining at least 3 A*/A; an incredible achievement.

Applied General courses also delivered an outstanding set of results securing a 100% pass rate with high grade rates at 84%.  Many of these students successfully combined a vocational programme with traditional A levels. Applied General courses at QE include IT, Sport & Leisure, Popular Music, Media, Health & Social Care, Business, Science, and Travel & Tourism.  GCSE resit results in Maths and English were once again amongst the best in the country, with our pass rates being more than double the UK average for 17-year-olds. As such, students have been able to progress to a range of different options, including to continue their studies at QE.

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QE students are also celebrating a high number of places secured at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Fifteen students will take up places at the prestigious universities in September, after excelling in their A Level exams.  Almost 700 students achieved places at 89 different universities this year with 196 progressing to prestigious Russell Group institutions. 

Whilst academic achievement was a key element in this success, our students have also been able to develop leadership and employability skills by participating in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

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Exciting and innovative opportunities such as QE Explore, Future Engineers, Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Sports Management Scheme, Cabin Crew, Interact Club, and many bespoke work experience placements have all helped QE students to enjoy college and to be successful with their progression applications. With more than 40 clubs and activities at QE, including an extensive range of sport and music groups, there really is something for everyone!


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