Young people in North Tyneside are celebrating after receiving the borough’s best ever A-level results.
Congratulating the young people, North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn said:
At George Stephenson High School, in Killingworth, 100 per cent of students passed, with 48 per cent achieving all grades at A* to B and 70 per cent at A* to C.
Headteacher Ian Wilkinson said: “We are delighted with the A-level results again this year. They are a testament to the hard work from our students and teaching staff. They have worked very hard and deserve these excellent grades.
Twin brothers Peter and Richard Anderson, aged 18, achieved five A*s and one A between them. Peter is going on to read chemical engineering at Cambridge University and Richard will be moving to Warwick to read maths.
Elsewhere in the borough, Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, also surpassed its results from 2015. Students are celebrating after 70 per cent of A-level grades were achieved at A*to B grades.
David Baldwin, headteacher, said:
Monkseaton High School also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level and in vocational qualifications. Students are now going on to study at universities, with five young people offered football scholarships at universities in America.
Headteacher Tracy Crowder said:
Monkseaton High School student Tufayl Hannan achieved one A* and two As, he said:
“It’s more than I was expecting, I’m thrilled. I’m planning to celebrate today and I’m going London to study medicine.”