Ashington pupils achieve record GCSE results

Craig Wooldridge, Rachel Thompson, Ellen Thompson, Amy Johnston and Toni Pringle celebrating their results.
Craig Wooldridge, Rachel Thompson, Ellen Thompson, Amy Johnston and Toni Pringle celebrating their results.
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Pupils at Ashington High School achieved record GCSE results, with more than half getting A* or A grades.

After a fantastic set of A Level results last week, Ashington High School is once again celebrating exam success, this time with the best GCSE results the school has ever had.

The percentage of students achieving five A* to C grades including English and Maths rose from 48 per cent last year to 51 per cent this year, and percentage of students gaining five A* to C grades across all subjects rose from 82 per cent last year to 88 per cent this year.

Sarah Whittle, 16, of Pegswood, who achieved an outstanding five A* grades, four A grades, two B grades and a distinction, said: “I was quite nervous this morning before I collected my results, but I can breathe a sigh of relief now. I can’t wait to start my A Level studies here in September.”

Georgia McCormack also achieved five A*s, four As, one B and a distinction, and Amy Johnston acheived three A*s, seven As, one B and one distinction.

Principal Rob Kitching said: “For the seventh year in a row our results have gone up here at Ashington High School, which is a fantastic achievement and I am so proud of our students and the staff here.

“These results, combined with our A Level success last week and our “Good” Ofsted inspection result at the start of the year, shows that our school is going from strength to strength.”