Youngsters celebrate successful GCSE results

Ashington's Northumberland Church of England Academy successful  GCSE students (left to right) Kurtis Bell, Kyran Fish, Jodie Aspin and David Robson.
Ashington's Northumberland Church of England Academy successful GCSE students (left to right) Kurtis Bell, Kyran Fish, Jodie Aspin and David Robson.
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THE anxious wait is finally over for hundreds of students across south east Northumberland after they received their GCSE results today.

Early indications show that across the county the percentage of young people gaining five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, is 58.1 per cent, an improvement on last year’s results.

The percentage of children achieving 5+ A* to C is 85.7 per cent, and increase of two per cent.

Ashington’s Northumberland Church of England Academy achieved an impressive 100 per cent pass rate for students achieving five or more A* to Cs, and an improvement on last year’s results including the English and maths.

In Bedlington, 65 per cent of students at St Benet Biscop High School secured five or more A* to Cs, which was an increase of almost 10 per cent on last year’s results.

Furthermore, 94 per cent obtained five or more A* to Cs, an increase of 2 per cent from last year.

Meanwhile at Blyth Community College, 84 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to Cs, improving on last year’s 69 per cent.

Berwick MP Alan Beith has offered his congratulations to the county’s students on their GCSE results this morning.

He said: “Today’s results are a tribute to the concerted efforts of the students, teachers, support staff and parents.

“I want to congratulate everyone this morning for their great GCSE results.”