High school hits 95 per cent pass rate

Kathryn Wallace, Natalie Straker, Nicola Snowdon, Jade Gooch- McMurdo, James Imrie and Dan Clark from Ashington High School.
Kathryn Wallace, Natalie Straker, Nicola Snowdon, Jade Gooch- McMurdo, James Imrie and Dan Clark from Ashington High School.

PUPILS at Ashington High School are celebrating hitting a 95 per cent A-level pass rate.

Matthew Green gained an A*and two As, and is now applying to study veterinary medicine in 2012.

Christopher Simpson achieved an A*, two As and a B and is off to Southampton University to study electro-mechanical engineering.

Nicola Snowdon gained an A*, an A and a B and will now take an art foundation course at Northumberland College.

Steven Smith achieved two As and a B and will go on to study mathematics at Newcastle University.

And Ashleigh Burgess will study law at Newcastle University, having gained two As and a B.

Director of post-16 education Jenny Trapp said: “We are enormously proud of all our Year 13 students who have achieved their A-level results and have secured their place at university, college, an apprenticeship or employment.

“A total of 33 students have confirmed university places, with some students still waiting on confirmation through the clearing system.

“More students this year have opted for alternative routes rather than higher education and have successfully secured apprenticeships and employment already, which is fantastic.

“The school continues to work towards raising the aspirations of all our students in whatever career path they choose.”