Information for new students about GCSE results and enrolment

We are aware that many applicants are concerned and worried about their GCSE results. We would like to reassure you that we will accept your school’s Centre Assessed Grades and there is a place for you here at New College Durham. We will use these grades to ensure you are enrolled on the right programme so you can succeed at college.


All enrolments are being completed virtually via our remote Information and Enrolment Centre, so there is no need to come into college. We have enrolled students throughout the summer and you can call us to complete your enrolment daily between 10am – 2pm, and also between 4.30 – 6.30pm on Tuesdays. We are operating extended hours for GCSE results day and the following day:

GCSE results extended opening
Thursday 20 August 9am-5pm
Friday 21 August 9am-4.30pm

Connect with us during the Information and Enrolment Centre opening hours on:
Telephone 0191 375 4000
Via LiveChat to speak to support areas

If you would like to get in touch outside of open hours, please email


Following the announcement about BTEC grades being delayed, we would like to reassure students that you can still enrol at the College prior to receiving these.


Need more information on courses?

Our teaching staff are available via the Information and Enrolment Centre. Please call us on the above phone number if you would like more information on a specific course.


Looking for information on when your exam results will be available?

You can find out here.


How to get advice

Our ASC (Advice Support Careers) team are available during the Information and Enrolment Centre opening hours either via Live Chat or over the phone. You can connect with them for impartial advice on careers, course guidance and future study options. To connect outside of the Information and Enrolment Centre opening times please email


Not applied?

It’s not too late! You can complete an application now. 

We would like to wish you the best of luck with your results and we look forward to welcoming you to college.

Related information

A-Level SFC History 10

Updated Exam Results 2020: Information for Students

Information about final grades and results release dates.