Students in Blyth have achieved success across the board in this year’s GCSEs.
A third of students at Bede Academy achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) which demands a C or higher in English, mathematics, a science, a foreign language and a humanities subject.
And there were particular successes in music where 20 per cent achieved an A* or A, electronic products where half the cohort got an A* or A and in ICT, where 94 per cent of students achieved a C or better.
The top performers were Joseph Woods, who gained seven A*s and four As, Dana Hickson, who achieved three A*s and seven As, and Ashleigh Charlton,who achieved two A*s, three As and five Bs, as well as grade 7 Piano, grade 6 in singing, grade 5 in flute and is working towards grade 5 in saxophone.
Principal Gwyneth Evans said: “We are pleased with these results, particularly for the breadth of subjects in which our students are achieving good grades.
“The results come amid a tougher marking and grade boundary regime for English and mathematics, so our congratulations go to students who worked hard and achieved success in these critical subjects.”