Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

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Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
QESFC.jpg
Established 1970
Type Sixth form college
Religion Mixed
Principal Tim Fisher
Location Vane Terrace
Darlington
County Durham
DL3 7AU
England England
Students 2,000 (approx.)
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–18
Telephone 01325 461315
Fax 01325 361705
Website www.qeliz.ac.uk

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, or QE as it is commonly known, is a sixth form college on 'Vane Terrace in Darlington, County Durham, England. It educates nearly 2000 students from Darlington and the surrounding areas with students coming from Stockton, Richmond, Newton Aycliffe and elsewhere. It is situated near the town centre, next to the Arts Centre and Stanhope Park.

History[edit]

It was established in 1970 on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, designed by George Gordon Hoskins. The original educational establishment was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I, hence the name. Much of the building was refurbished following a fire in 1987 and on 17 April 1991, the Duchess of Kent opened the library. In 2004 a large extension was completed, the Trinity building, including a new sports hall, art department and atrium study area, increasing the capacity of students. In 2012 another extension was completed with the Stanhope building, designed to house creative arts and media, as well as a refurbishment of the library with more computer and study areas.[1]

Admissions[edit]

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College is one of the most highly rated colleges in England and has almost 2000 students, mostly aged 16–18. It offers around 40 full-time AS and A level courses, some vocational courses and GCSEs, as well as several part-time evening classes.[2] For most students the college requires that applicants have at least 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C to begin A level courses.

Academic performance[edit]

A level results for 2011 had over 99% pass rate and over 50% A*-B grades.

Alumni[edit]

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Website – Facilities
  2. ^ Courses Overview
  3. ^ J. A. Gunn, 'Dixon, Walter Ernest (1870–1931)’, rev. Virginia Berridge, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 May 2011
  4. ^ Norman Joels, 'Neil, Eric (1918–1990)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 May 2011
  5. ^ A. P. Woolrich, 'Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 May 2011

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Coordinates: 54°31′32″N 1°33′54″W / 54.5256°N 1.5651°W / 54.5256; -1.5651