Northumberland Church of England Academy celebrate record-breaking results

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An Ashington school is celebrating record-breaking A-Level results.

The Northumberland Church of England Academy saw the average score point rise to 752 per student, a 14 per cent increase on last year.

Year 13 students have continued to excel, with 100 per cent of them gaining at least two qualifications.

Among the top achievers is Daniel Smart, who achieved an A* in maths, an A in further maths, psychology and a B in chemistry.

He will be studying chemical engineering at Loughborough University.

Melissa Hudson obtained an A* in sociology, an A in psychology and a B in English Literature, and is off to study psychology at Newcastle University.

Eleanor Imrye gained an A in physics, a B in English literature and a C in religious studies.

She is looking forward to studying psychology at Sunderland University.

Gentijana Juniku gained three A grades and will be studying Korean Studies at Sheffield University.

Principal director of secondary Peter Blackburn said: “I am really pleased with all the efforts from students and staff.

“This is evidence of another year of hard work producing really good results.”

Andrew Day, executive director of the Academy, said: “It’s an absolutely brilliant achievement by the staff and students.

“We are immensely pleased with the success of our children and wish them well as they embark upon their future careers.”