Sixth Form

Welcome to one of the top Comprehensive Sixth Forms in England 


Durham Johnston’s Sixth Form is a school community of approximately 350 students. We are proud of our traditional, academic ethos and our outstanding track record of A Level exam success, which has received national recognition. We are an experienced and supportive staff team that has consistently proven successful in helping students to perform at their best, making the successful transition to university and the world of work. The majority of our students go on to study at university, gaining entry onto the most competitive degree courses in the UK. For those of our young adults where the traditional route of Higher Education is not their preferred destination, they too are very successful in securing places in Degree Apprenticeships, training contracts and employment.  

Durham Johnston’s Sixth Form students exemplify the very best of our school community. They work hard, achieve well, and leave us as socially conscious, informed citizens. Whether it be charitable fund-raising, weekly sixth form committee, the range of student societies or the school’s House System, our young people flourish in an environment that nurtures the development of their character, their independent decision making and their academic capability.  

We share the students’ ambitions and are proud to help them in their preparation for life in university, employment and beyond.  


Sapere Aude – Dare to be wise.

Jonathan Wilbraham

Head of Sixth Form


Courses available 

This  booklet  tells  you  everything  you  need  to  know  about the  courses  available in the  Sixth Form  at  Durham  Johnston.  It should be  read  in  conjunction  with  our  Sixth  Form Prospectus. 

As  well as A Level courses, we also offer the the Extended Project Qualification (AQA) to develop your skills and improve your employability.

A Level Courses