STUDENTS across south east Northumberland have today been celebrating their success after achieving first rate results in their A-levels.
With almost all of this year’s results in for the county’s school and academies, early indications show that once again performance has improved on previous years.
More than 99 per cent of students have attained at least one A-level.
The average point score per pupil has increased by three per cent compared to last year’s results and the average point score by entry was up by one per cent.
Ashington High School has gained a 96 per cent pass rate, with around 26 per cent of its students gaining A* to B grades.
Alison Humphries, a pupil at St. Benet Biscop High School in Bedlington, also has cause for celebration after achieving a staggering five A*s.
Meanwhile, Astley High School in Seaton Delaval, saw all of its Year 13 students achieving A-level passes.
Head teacher John Barnes said: “I am delighted by these results which reflect the hard work, effort and determination of both students and staff.”
Wendy Heslop, head teacher at Cramlington Learning Village, said double the number of students have gone on the achieve top grades compared to last year.
More reports to follow.