Durham Sixth Form Centre

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

+0.2

B- (36.89)

C+ (34.71)

C+ (34.01)

Academic

Above Average

+0.23

B- (37.03)

C+ (34.84)

C+ (34.33)

Applied General 

Well Above Average

+0.81

Dist+ (37.16)

Dist- (31.36)

Merit+ (28.91)

Notes/Guidance:

  • 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

DSFC

County Durham state-funded schools/colleges

England all schools/colleges

English

11

+1.21

-0.18

+0.13

% entering an approved English qualification

NA

100.%

80.6%

81.7%

Mathematics

49

+0.65

-0.17

+0.08

% entering an approved Mathematics qualification

NA

100%

84.3%

84.8%

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

595

DSFC

91%

LA Average 

77%

England Average

81%

August 2019 - Congratulations to our students on yet another year of record-breaking 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 over half of students having achieved a grade A*-B.

Vocational results are also very strong with 95% of students achieving Distinction*-Distinction grades, which is on average, a Distinction* grade.

A total of 131 A* and 597 Distinction* grades have been awarded.

I continue to be inspired by the hard work and dedication of our students. I am thrilled that this hard work has been rewarded with such fantastic academic success. This has allowed students to take up their places at university - including some of the top universities - on prestigious school leaver programmes or on higher-level apprenticeships.

These results, coupled with our ‘outstanding’ grading from Ofsted, demonstrate that the school is continuously providing high-quality education to students in the region and, more importantly, that students feel challenged and supported to achieve their very best.

Amongst the many Durham Sixth Form Centre students celebrating outstanding A-Level and vocational results today are:

  • Rodrigo Raimundo-Ramos

Results: 5 A* grades in Mathematics, Politics, Photography, Psychology and the Extended Project Qualification.
Previous School: Durham Johnston. 

  • Susannah Dowsett

Results: 4 A* grades in Economics, History, Mathematics and Politics. 
Previous School: The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy.

  • Tom Sheppard

Results: 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.  
Previous School: Parkside Academy.

  • Emily Watt

Results: 4 A* grades in French, History, Geography and the Extended Project Qualification. 
Previous School: Kepier.


  • Christopher McCarty

Results: 3 A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and an A grade in Chemistry.
Previous School: The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy.


  • Sophie Nimmins

Results: 4 A* grades in Fine Art, Sociology, Photography and the Extended Project Qualification.  
Previous School: Durham Johnston.

  • Nathan Gaskill

Results: 3 A* grades in French, Geography, Law and an A grade in Politics. 
Previous School: Parkside Academy. 

  • Emma Smith

Results: 4 A* grades in English Language, English Literature, Film Studies and the Extended Project Qualification and an A grade in Classical Civilisation.   
Previous School: Grindon Hall Christian School.

Once again, well done and congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and effort.  We wish you every success for your future.

Durham Sixth Form Centre Headteacher, Ellen Beveridge.

Ellen Beveridge

Headteacher

 

 

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