School celebrates best ever A-Level results for fifth year in a row

Pupils at Northumberland Church of England Academy celebrating school's best ever results.
Pupils at Northumberland Church of England Academy celebrating school's best ever results.
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Pupils at the Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington are celebrating their best ever results for the fifth year in a row.

Students at the Sixth Form of the Josephine Butler Secondary Campus (JBVI), rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, recorded a 99 per cent pass rate, with 51 per cent achieving the top grades of A* or A.

A total of 72 per cent of students achieved A* to B grades – a rise of 21 per cent on last year.

Two students achieved an impressive four of the top Distinction* grades in vocational subjects, including Daniel Anderson who is heading off to study Applied Computing at Newcastle College.

A bright future also lies ahead for Daniel Clark, who gained As in Chemistry, Maths and Physics, and will now go on to Leeds University to study Mechanical Engineering.

Kieran Gallon has gained a place to study Community Music at The Sage, Gateshead, and Thomas Barnes will study Business at Strathclyde.

Steve Gibson, principal of JBVI, said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has paid off in such a superb set of results that will set these young people up for a bright future.

“However, JBVI is about more than results, it’s about growing and experiencing a wide range of opportunities that support these students to see the world beyond school.”

A group of JBVI students is heading to Korea on Saturday to study alongside pupils in the Academy’s partner school in the country.

Another group of students is set to visit Botswana in October to take part in a number of social and educational development activities.