Leaving school and not knowing what your next steps are can be one of the most daunting experiences, which is why it’s extremely important to conduct your research and explore all of your options.
Durham Sixth Form Centre, the largest post-16 school in England is a diverse and vibrant community of over 1800 students, who have enrolled from over sixty different secondary schools from County Durham and further afield.
With over 30 A-levels and almost 20 vocational qualifications, they have one of the broadest curriculum offers in the area.
Their courses are delivered and led by specialist staff, who have expertise in working with 16-19-year-olds and, as their results testify, have an excellent track record of academic success.
In addition to their broad curriculum, they offer a wide range of extra opportunities in order to develop their students’ skills and talents.
Along with their ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade for overall effectiveness and in all categories, they have also received recognition for their work in a number of other areas, including Investors in People: Gold, Artsmark Platinum, Science Mark: Gold, Investors in Careers and the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
The vast majority of their students progress to university, whilst others achieve places on highly sought-after school leaver programmes and higher-level apprenticeships, and others enter into employment.
Their award-winning Careers, Progression and Aspirations team continues to play an instrumental role in this success.
Students work hard to succeed, they adapt quickly to their new working environment and benefit vastly from the pace and focus, preparing them for the next steps in their education and careers.
Every year, Durham Sixth Form Centre offer a wide range of events to support young people into making a smooth transition from secondary school to post-16 education. This includes their Open Events in October and April, and their Year 11 Taster Day in July.
These events are intended to help welcome students to Durham Sixth Form Centre, as well as to support young people in choosing the right progression routes and courses.
Their next Open Event, which will be held online, is on Thursday 21 October. To register for a place at the event please visit durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk/open-events/