Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College


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

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, or QE, is a sixth form college on Vane Terrace in Darlington, County Durham, England.

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History

It was established in 1970 on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, designed by George Gordon Hoskins. Much of the building was refurbished following a fire in 1987, and in 2004 a large extension was completed including a new sports hall, art department and atrium study area.[1]

On 17 April 1991, the Duchess of Kent opened the library.

Admissions

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.

Academic performance

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

Alumni

  • Jane Kennedy, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree (1974-6)
  • Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Appointments Commission 2007- (1980-2)
  • Prof Antony Eddison, Director of Middlesex University, Mauritius.
  • Theo Hutchcraft, one half of synth-pop duo, Hurts.
  • Alan Strickland, Labour councillor

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

See also

References

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

External links

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


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