Durham Sixth Form Centre

Prospective Year 11 Students

Year 11 Taster Tasks

We understand that, with recent events, it is a long time between finishing your normal lessons in March and beginning your new Level 3 courses in September here at Durham Sixth Form Centre. In order to help you keep your brain active during this period, we have put together some tasks for you to complete based on the subjects you might wish to study. These tasks are for you to complete independently.

We hope you find the tasks we have provided both interesting and helpful and would advise you to have a go at a wide range of subjects, as you might find a new subject interests you that you have not tried or thought of before.

Please see the this link for each of the tasks.

Ellen Beveridge


If you have any difficulty in accessing these tasks and you have a Google account, please sign out of the account and try again. If you have any other issues, please email michael.sloanes@durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk.


Further information for prospective students:


If you have already had an interview with us, and received a conditional offer for September, there is nothing further for you to do at this stage, and we will be in touch with you about next steps later in the year.

If you have applied to us but not yet had an interview, Mrs Bruce - Student Recruitment Manager - and her team are currently organising telephone interviews. If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Bruce directly at sidra.bruce@durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk.


We are hopeful that our planned enrolment days will still take place between Tuesday 25th - Thursday 27th August 2020. We will update you separately with the arrangements for these, as and when we are able to. We are also currently reviewing plans for our Year 11 Taster Day, which is due to take place on Thursday 16th July. Again, we will update you nearer the time to let you know if this is able to go ahead.


If you have any further application-related queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via Mrs Bruce, in the first instance (sidra.bruce@durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk).

We appreciate that these times are difficult but we are excited to welcome you to Durham Sixth Form Centre in September.

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All interviews for prospective students will now be completed via telephone. Queries should be directed to Sidra Bruce, Student Recruitment Manager, via email.

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