Students at Ashington High School’s sixth form have achieved the best A Level results in the school’s history.
More than half of Year 13 students have achieved A Star to B grades or BTEC Distinctions, up from 27 per cent in 2012.
The overall A Level pass rate has increased to 99.5 per cent which is ahead of the UK national average of 98 per cent.
Ashington High School principal Rob Kitching said: “The students and staff continue to prove what amazing outcomes this community is capable of achieving.
“Whilst we are overwhelmed with the results from our students this summer, we are not surprised: their dedication and hard work, which has been thoroughly supported by our excellent staff, was always going to be the recipe for success.
“We now wish them the best of luck as they move on to the next chapter in their lives and know they do so from the best possible platform to extend their success into adult life.”
Among the successes were Amy Martin who gained an A* in maths; A* in physics; A in chemistry; A in AS Level further maths, and is going on to study physics at Edinburgh University, and Bethany Chambers who gained an A*in chemistry; A in maths, A in physics, B in AS Level further maths, and is going on to study mathematics at Manchester University.
Jenny Trapp is Ashington High School’s director of post-16 studies and she added: “This has truly been a remarkable year group and we are all sad to see them go, but it is extremely rewarding knowing that the vast majority are going on to their chosen next destination, whether that be university, apprenticeships, the world of work, or some of the exciting gap year projects that others have chosen.
“I know that they will all make the most of the successes they have achieved in their time here at Ashington High School and I am extremely proud of all of them.”