BEDLINGTONSHIRE High School has notched up its best A-level results ever.
This year has seen a huge rise in the number of students getting good grades, with 54 per cent gaining A* to B and distinction grades compared to 27 per cent the previous year.
The Bedlington school’s overall pass rate rose to 97 per cent, up two per cent on last year.
Principal Kieran McGrane said: “I am extremely pleased with these outstanding results, particularly the very high proportion of students gaining the top grades.
“We have been impressing on our students the need to secure high grades in order to make them stand out, and it is fantastic to see this improvement.
“They are the result of students and staff working together in a spirit of co-operation.”
Among the top performers was Rebecca Louch, who achieved A*, A, A and B-grades and will now go on to study physics at Queen’s College, Cambridge.
Year 12 student Shaun Jamieson achieved four straight A-grades, and he too has set his sights on a place at Cambridge, starting in 2012.