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Walker student first in school’s history to win a place at Oxford

Jed Marshall is the first student in the history of Benfield School to go to Oxford

Super student has made history by becoming the first pupil a this school to win a place at Oxbridge.

18-year-old Jed Marshall got four A* A-level grades and will go on to study Physics in October.

Jed is the first person in 55-years to get into the university from Benfield School in Walker.

The keen student also runs for Gateshead Harriers and represents the region in middle distant running, revised for two hours a night after training sessions while doing his A-levels.

The youngest of five children hasn’t missed a day off school since he started back in 2008.

Jed has said that he is “really pleased that his hard work has paid off” and that the school “was very supportive of his learning.”

Neil Walker, headmaster at the school, said that Jed had been a “remarkable student” and calls him an inspiration to others.

Maths supremos among those celebrating historic results at Middlesbrough College

A-level students at Middlesbrough College celebrated their best ever results day with 20 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.

Among those celebrating were Maths supremos Kris Sivills and Daniel Barry.

The two achieved A* grades in Maths. Kris, from Marske, also achieved an A in Physics and a B in Chemistry.

The 18-year-old, is going to York University to study Electronic Engineering.

He’s got his sights set on joining the RAF at officer entry level.

Daniel Barry from Ingleby Barwick achieved an A* in Maths and As in Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

Next month he will start a Maths degree at Durham University.

Daniel said: “The teaching staff at Middlesbrough are fantastic, they really believe in you, and they have high expectations which makes you believe in yourself.”

The two maths supremos: Kris Sivills and Daniel Barry are both celebrating their results tonight

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive, said:

“More Middlesbrough College A Level students than ever beforehave gained A* to B grades - including a record number who achieved an A* gradein Maths.

Newcastle High School for Girls celebrates A–level results success

Girls at the school collecting their results

There were celebrations all round today at Newcastle High School for Girls, following the release of their first ever A-level results.

More than three quarters of results at the school, which was founded in 2014, were at A* - B grade and a quarter of students achieved all A* and A grades.

Twins Emma and Sarah celebrated their A-level success

Twins Sarah and Emma Curran both picked up identical results in non identical subjects today. Both managed to get 2A*s and an A grade and carried on their yearly tradition of opening their results separately – one in the car with their mum; the other inside school.

Emma will be going to study Philosophy and Politics at LSE in London and Sarah will join Emma in the city as she is going to complete an art foundation course atKingston University.

The Headmistress of the school, Hilary French said she was absolutely delighted with the results.

This is the first year of Newcastle High School for Girls and already the school is establishing itself as a leading light in education on both a regional and national scale. To achieve such success is testament to the hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff, and gives us all a great deal to be excited about for the future.

– Hilary French

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