Students and staff at Cramlington Learning Village are celebrating record A-Level results today.
More than half the students passed their exams with A*, A or B grades – the most successful results ever achieved at the school.
Twelve students received all A* or A grades and a number will now continue their studies at some of the top universities in the UK and across the Atlantic.
Two – Dan Bowe and Isaac Wilkinson - are heading off to Cambridge University, Nathan Kelly and Myles Green will study medicine and Lucy Beecroft flies off to the United States at the weekend after winning a squash scholarship to Yale University.
Headteacher Wendy Heslop said she was delighted with the results, which saw more than 51 per cent of students awarded A*, A and B grades. Last year 49.2 per cent achieved the top results.
“This is an excellent set of results and are well deserved. Congratulations to all students and staff,” she said.
Eighteen-year-old Dan Bowe was awarded an A* in all his subjects: Chemistry, English and geography.
He is going to read geography at Downing College, Cambridge, and as well as his studies is looking forward to continue playing basketball. Dan is 6ft 9 inches tall.
He has no current career plans, but picked geography because of his love of the subject. “I’ll just see where it takes me,” he said.
Isaac Wilkinson, who received an A* in history, an A in heography and A in hhilosophy and hthics, paid tribute to the staff at Cramlington Learning Village.
He said: “I’ve been so impressed by the support of the teachers and how engaging and fun the lessons have been.”
Isaac is going to study theology at Pembroke College and hopes to work in academia after university.
He plans to keep in touch with Dan at Cambridge. “After all he’s not that difficult to spot,” said Isaac.
Caitlin Gadsby is going to Newcastle University to study biology after being awarded an A* for the subject, A for chemistry and A for history. She hopes to complete a Masters degree after her undergraduate studies before achieving her ambition of working in the field of embryology.
She also paid tribute to the school’s staff. “They have been so supportive. They do as much as they can to support all the students.”