A COLLEGE enjoyed an iconic moment in its history after opening the doors to its new sixth form centre.
ED6, the new A-level centre at East Durham College, in Peterlee, opened to students for the first time yesterday.
The new facility has attracted almost 60 A-level students, much to the delight of college bosses.
Principal Suzanne Duncan said: “We want East Durham Sixth Form to be a place local young people aspire to go to, so we are absolutely thrilled that so many have chosen to study their A-levels with us.
“We are highly committed to providing our new students with high quality, challenging teaching and outstanding support so that each and every one of them achieves their potential and realises their goals.”
Former pupil of Dene Community School, in Peterlee, Rhys Sutheran, 17, from Horden, recently passed nine GCSEs including five at A* or A grade,
He said: “I’m really looking forward to my time here at ED6.
“It’s great to be starting at a new sixth form and being in the group of first every students so that we can set the standard for future ED6 students.”
The new sixth form was developed in close partnership with the schools of East Durham.