What To Do After Leaving School

Leaving school can be a daunting experience, but Durham Sixth Form Centre are on hand to help young adults discover their future. We check in to find out how...
What To Do After Leaving School

Leaving school this year and worried about your next steps? One avenue to explore could be to attend a sixth form.

We caught up with Durham Sixth Form Centre, an outstanding post-16 school, to discuss their incredible further education programmes for senior school graduates.

Why choose Durham Sixth Form Centre?

Not only does their A-level results place them in the top fifth of schools and colleges nationally, but they have also been shortlisted for the ‘Sixth-Form College of the Year’ award, at the national TES FE Awards 2020, for three consecutive years.

Success doesn’t stop there. They have achieved many other accolades such as Investors in People Gold, Artsmark Platinum and Science Mark Gold.

Durham Sixth Form Centre is the largest post-16 school in England, with over 1,800 students on roll.

Post-16 education is a vital phase in a student’s educational life and they need to be assured that their experience will be both successful and enjoyable.

They have a long-standing reputation for helping students make the most of their abilities and aptitudes and that reputation is based upon many years of consistent achievement and high academic success.

Through award-winning careers, progression and aspirations team, they provide extensive advice and support to their students.

What can you expect?

Durham Sixth Form Centre is a caring, yet academically focused, 16-19 school. They deliver primarily A Level courses, alongside a number of other Level 3 qualifications.

A professional and friendly atmosphere that is conducive to self-discipline and learning can be expected when attending here.

In summer 2020, once again, over three-quarters of their students progressed to higher education, attending over fifty different universities across the UK.

A large number of students progress to the most prestigious Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Students are also consistently successful in achieving higher and advanced level apprenticeships (including degree apprenticeships), places on competitive school leaver programmes and in securing employment.

Another important factor to take into consideration is that students have many opportunities for recreation and enrichment activities.


Should you require further information or wish to apply to study at Durham Sixth Form Centre please visit: durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk.

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