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Welcome to our Sixth Form

Choosing where to study at sixth form is one of the most important decisions you will make. Not only does this choice pave the way for your career path or further study at university, but it also helps to build a foundation for adult life. 

Small but perfectly formed, Teesdale Sixth Form, focuses on a core population of up to 100 students. A sprawling college or sixth form centre we are not, but what we lack in size, we make up for in personalisation. 

In 2022, an impressive 50% of all grades were awarded at B or above, with 25% of grades at A and above and 11% of all grades at A*. 82% of all grades were at C or above and the A level pass rate was 100%. 59% of all BTEC grades were awarded as Distinctions or Distinction*, the top two grades possible. 

After joining the North East Learning Trust in 2016, our sixth form has gone from strength to strength gaining an outstanding judgment form Ofsted. The Trust share our ambitions for sixth formers and bring with them experience and expertise to help us secure excellence for every student.

I hope you find this website useful, but words and pictures can only tell some of the story so I invite you to visit us personally at Teesdale Sixth Form to see first hand what a unique place it really is.

The vision for our sixth form is to prepare students to change the world in the broadest sense, to leave with qualifications to make a real difference in their chosen area of study and career.
Dr Simon Henderson, Head of Sixth Form

How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements 


All sixth form students at Teesdale undertake three A- level or equivalent vocational qualifications. Some students also choose to study four courses and many students choose to take up the Extended Project Qualification as well.  

All students opt for an enrichment activity and or undertake some volunteering, an internship and also complete work experience. We have a rich careers programme to help to prepare you for your next steps.

Students who do not have Grade 4 or above at GCSE in mathematics and either English Language or Literature, will also continue their studies at GCSE level.

Below, please find some general information before you delve deeper into course overviews.