Sixth Form Students Achieve 99% Pass Rate

Our Year 13 students have achieved a fantastic 99% pass rate in this year’s examinations, with 98.2% passing their prestigious A2 results.  These results have opened the way for students to progress on to a range of prestigious university destinations. 

37 students will now be going on to study at their chosen universities across the country to build upon the excellent results that they have achieved at North Durham Academy.  93% of students were accepted onto their chosen universities, with 73% being accepted straight away into their first choice universities.

The achievement of students is even more impressive as this was our first set of results and there high levels of success have allowed students to join some of the country’s top universities.

Among our many success stories were:

Andrew Short, (A*ABB) who has secured a place at Durham University to do Education Studies with English.  Andrew said “I’ve always wanted to go to Durham University, so to get this place is a dream come true!”

Emily Jackson, (BBB) who has gained a place at Glasgow University to study History.  Emily said “It is so nice that all the hard work has paid off.”

Natalie Barron, (A*ABB) who is going to Exeter University to study Zoology.  Natalie said “I can’t believe it, I’m so happy!”

These high achieving students will be attending what are called “Russell Group” universities, who are made up of the top ranking universities in Britain.

All university applications are incredibly competitive so to have so many students accepted into such high ranking institutions is fantastic.  We are incredibly proud of all our Year 13 students who have worked extremely hard to achieve these impressive results.  Although we are sad to see our first sixth form students leave us, we are excited by the opportunities they have for the future which these results will give them.

We are delighted that the support, facilities, teaching and sixth form experience we offer at North Durham Academy has allowed so many young people to achieve their ambitions. Staff are now preparing for enrolment on 20th & 21st August, we hope that you will be joining us.

On Thursday 20th August 2015, GCSE results day, we will be holding our Sixth Form Enrolment Day between 10am and 2pm in the Academy’s main atrium. Staff will be on hand to help you through the enrolment process and provide any advice you need about course combinations and which subjects will be best for you and your future plans.

Refreshments will be available for those enrolling, to keep you going while you make your decisions and begin your celebrations after such a successful day.

We will also run an extra Enrolment session on Friday 21st August from 10am – 12pm for anyone not able to attend our Thursday session. If you intend to come to this session, please let us know as soon as possible so we can be ready for your visit.


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