Summer of success

September 4, 2019

Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form achieve record results off the back of merger

Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form are celebrating a summer of outstanding A-Level and vocational success on top of being given a prestigious college of the year award.

The merger between Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form, which forms part of Education Partnership North East, is growing in strength, as students continue to achieve exceptional results.

Combined, Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form celebrated an overall A-Level pass rate of 99 per cent. This included an impressive 100 per cent pass rate in 23 A-Level subjects including, Maths, English Literature, History and Computing Science. A total of 73 per cent of students achieved the top A*-C grades, which is an increase on last year and a reflection of the success of the merger almost two years ago.

The outstanding results have enabled A-Level students to secure places at high calibre universities, including the prestigious Russell
Group Universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and Newcastle, and progress to higher-level apprenticeships and embark on new careers.

Students at Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth also celebrated a remarkable set of vocational results, further enabling them to progress their chosen career path.

Ellen Thinnesen, chief executive of Education Partnership North East, says: “Our students work incredibly hard and I am delighted that the exceptional efforts of our students and staff have been rewarded with outstanding results.

“I am proud of our students’ fantastic achievements across all of our colleges, which is testament to both the hard work and dedication of our students and the staff who have inspired them to achieve their best and pursue their career ambitions. I wish them every success in the next stage of their journey.”

The results cap off a successful year for the colleges as last month they were recognised as the top college nationally and awarded the prestigious BTEC College of the Year by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation.

Education Partnership North East

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