Renewed focus pays off for successful Sixth Form Students

Many students, particularly those following the new General Applied courses, have achieved beyond expectation with 74% being awarded Merit – Distinction* grades. This is an incredible achievement by the students who were the first cohort to take these reformed and more challenging qualifications.

These results represent further improvements at North Durham Academy, but more importantly, have once again allowed students to progress to a range of prestigious and competitive university destinations.   With a significant number of our students being successful in securing a places at “Russell Group” universities. 

Among the students celebrating today are:

Shania Hubbert who will be going to study Criminology at Durham University with a Merit in BTEC Science and Double Distinction in BTEC Health & Social Care.

John Armstrong who achieved grade A in Sociology, B in History and C in English Literature to secure a place at Newcastle University to study Combined Honours majoring in History.

Jordan Conroy who was accepted into York University to study English Language and Linguistics with a B in English Language and Distinction Merit in BTEC Business.

Georgia Wilkinson has been awarded a place on the highly competitive Zoology course at Newcastle University after achieving B in A Level Biology, Distinction in BTEC Science and Distinction in BTEC Health & Social Care.

We have several other students who are awaiting confirmation of places at Durham and Manchester.

Dr Gary Ankers, Director of School and Curriculum, North Durham Academy commented, “All university applications are incredibly competitive, so to have so many students accepted into such high ranking institutions is a fantastic achievement.  It reflects the hard work our students have put into both their studies and wider personal development. This success is also a tribute to the support and guidance provided by our dedicated staff.”

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