Durham Sixth Form Centre


August 2020 - Results...

I am delighted to report that students at Durham Sixth Form Centre are celebrating success today following the publication of A-Level results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements. This includes a 100% A-Level pass rate, with the average A-level grade of a grade B- and almost 60% of A Level entries being awarded a grade A*-B.  

Vocational results very strong, too, with over 97% of students achieving Distinction* or Distinction grades.

This has been a very strange year for us all, however, it is important at this time of uncertainty that we do not allow the wider situation to overshadow the exceptional successes of our students at the end of their two year courses. I am incredibly proud of our Year 13 students, and the resilience that they have shown throughout this period. Whilst I am disappointed that their time at Durham Sixth Form Centre was cut short, on behalf of staff and governors, I wish them every success and happiness for their futures. These successes have enabled students to take up their places at university, including some of the top universities; on prestigious school leaver programmes; or on higher-level apprenticeships. 

  • Don Brookes
    Results: A*, A*, A*, A*
    Subjects: Law, Politics, Psychology, EPQ
    Previous School: Oxclose Community School

  • Emy Bridges
    Results: A*, A*, A
    Subjects: History, Law, Literature 
    Previous school: The Academy at Shotton Hall

  • Josh Burdett
    Results: A*, A*, A*, A
    Subjects: Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology 
    Previous school; Whitworth Park Academy 

  • Rosie Elvidge
    Results: A*, A*, A*
    Subjects: Classical Civilisation, Literature, Religious Studies
    Previous school: Greenfield Community College

  • Bailey Hodge
    Results: A*, A*, A*
    Subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
    Previous school: Tanfield School 

  • Rachel Ivory
    Results: A*, A, A, A
    Subjects: Psychology, Law, Sociology, EPQ
    Previous school: Durham Johnston 

  • Anya Thompson
    Results: A*, A*, A
    Subjects: Geography, Law, Literature
    Previous school: Parkside Academy 

  • Hannah Young
    Results: A*, A*, A, A
    Subjects: Film Studies, Language, Literature, Media Studies
    Previous school: Wolsingham School

Once again, well done and congratulations to all of our students.

Ellen Beveridge


Results & Performance Tables 2018/19

Progress and Average Grades

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DSFC Progress 

DSFC Progress Score

DFSC Average Grade (and APS)

County Durham state-funded schools/colleges

England all schools/colleges

A Level

Above Average


B- (36.89)

C+ (34.71)

C+ (34.01)


Above Average


B- (37.03)

C+ (34.84)

C+ (34.33)

Applied General 

Well Above Average


Dist+ (37.16)

Dist- (31.36)

Merit+ (28.91)


  • A Level figures are based on students who entered at least one A Level or AS Level. A Levels are available in a wide range of subjects, including English, maths, sciences, languages and humanities.
  • Academic qualifications include A Levels but also other ‘Level 3’ academic qualifications such EPQ and Mathematical Studies. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one academic qualification that takes the same amount of time to study as an AS Level or above.
  • Applied General are qualifications that provide broad study of a vocational area. They are designed to lead to higher education and they include areas such as performing arts, business and health and social care. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one applied general qualification.

English and Maths (Level 2)

These scores show how much progress students at this school made in English and maths qualifications in GCSE retakes only, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16-18 phase. A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at key stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at key stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade 4 or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of key stage 4 in English or maths.

No. of students


County Durham state-funded schools/colleges

England all schools/colleges






% entering an approved English qualification










% entering an approved Mathematics qualification





Destinations: Students staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after 16 to 18 (Level 3) study

Students that left 16 to 18 study at this school or college in 2017, who either stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year, or stayed in an apprenticeship for at least 6 months.

The data published in January 2020 is for all students that left 16-18 study at this school or college in 2017, regardless of the qualification that they took:

No. of Students




LA Average 


England Average



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