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North Tyneside celebrates best ever A-level results

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:

I would like to say a huge well done to all of our young people.

These fantastic results are testimony to the dedication, commitment and achievements of the students as well as the school staff and governors. I would also like to thank the families of the young people for their support.

I am incredibly proud of our young people and I wish all them all the best for the future.”

– North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn

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 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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:

Once again, our Year 13 students have achieved excellent final results and will now take up well deserved places in highly selective universities and apprenticeship schemes. We are absolutely full in Year 7 because of more parents making Churchill the secondary school of choice for their child."

– David Baldwin

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:

We are delighted with this year’s results and are once again incredibly proud of all our students, who have worked extremely hard. With these results and our recent ‘outstanding’ Ofsted, we have so much to celebrate here at Monkseaton High School.”

– Headteacher Tracy Crowder
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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.”

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