Are you interested in studying A Levels at our Peterlee Campus from next September? Then why not come along to our ED6 open evening on Thursday 19th October 2023 (5pm-6.30pm) and find out more about what we have to offer!
Please note: this event is for those interested in our sixth form, ED6, and studying A Levels or the Applied Science BTEC. If you are interested in our vocational courses at the Peterlee campus, The Technical Academy or Houghall, please come along to their next open evening event. Check out the Events section >> to see the next event.
Great Pass Rates. Great Grades. Great University Destinations. A Great Sixth Form!
For the past eight years, ED6 students studying 3 A-levels or more have achieved a 99-100% pass rate on their exams.
- We are the region's best-performing sixth form centre, with our students achieving a 99-100% pass rate on their exams for the past 8 years (2016 to 2023, students taking 3 or more A-levels).
- In 2023, a massive 22.4% of our students' grades were A*-A grades, 37.2% were A*-B grades and 57.9 were A*-C grades.
- The list of universities that ED6 students have recently progressed to is impressive, to say the least. It includes prestigious institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Imperial College London and Newcastle.
- We were ranked as the best college in the whole country for the progression students make from GCSE to A-Level in 2018 - something we are extremely proud of. This demonstrates that students of ED6 make more progress than what is expected of them based on their GCSE results than anywhere else in the country - this means that ED6 has a proven track record of boosting academic results.
- Smaller class sizes - we keep our classes smaller than other providers, ensuring that learners don't feel excluded and get direct tuition from our teaching staff.
On top of this, ED6 students get all the benefits of East Durham College, including our modern Peterlee campus, on-site Starbucks and completely FREE travel to and from college thanks to our partnership with Arriva North East buses.
What A-Levels are Available at ED6?
We currently offer the following A-Levels at ED6 sixth form:
- A Level Accounting
- A Level Art & Design, Fine Art
- A Level Art & Design, Graphical Communication
- A Level Art & Design, Photography
- A Level Biology
- A Level Business Studies
- A Level Chemistry
- A Level Computer Science
- A Level Economics
- A Level English Language
- A Level English Literature
- A Level French
- A Level Further Maths
- A Level Geography
- A Level History
- A Level Law
- A Level Maths
- A Level Media Studies
- A Level Physical Education
- A Level Physics
- A Level Politics
- A Level Psychology
- A Level Sociology
- BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Diploma in Computing with Games Development (equivalent to one A Level)
- Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context (equivalent to one AS Level)
- WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Criminology (equivalent to one A Level)
- WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to one A Level)
- BTEC in Applied Science (equivalent to three A Levels)
What to Expect at the ED6 Come to College Open Evening
At the open evening you'll get the chance to meet our lecturers, have a one-to-one informal interview and take a look at our facilities too.
There's no appointment needed at all to come to the open evening - simply turn up on the night and we'll direct you from there!
If you have already applied, our Student Services Team will contact you to invite you along to this Come To College evening and send you a text reminder nearer the time.
It is essential that you attend so that we can guarantee your place and make sure the course is the right one and right level for you. We can also discuss any extra support you may need. If you can't make it, please contact Student Services and they will invite you along to the next event.
On the evening you will be seen by the course lecturer for an informal interview and will be given specific information about your chosen subject. This is a great chance for you to ask questions about the course and college life in general.
Getting to EDC Peterlee Campus
Our Peterlee campus is just off the A19, as you drive into Peterlee.
Check out the Getting to Us >> section of the website for Google maps.
Our address is:
East Durham College - Peterlee Campus
There is ample FREE parking is available onsite.