It’s smiles all round for A-level students
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
TEENAGERS across the district are preparing for university life after achieving top grades in their A-levels.
All four Tynedale high schools are celebrating high pass rates.
Queen Elizabeth High School, in Hexham, enjoyed its best year, with 99.6 per cent of pupils achieving the pass rate.
This included 25 youngsters managing at least three A*s or As, 10 more than last year.
Head of school, Andy Byers, said: “We are extremely proud of the hard work the students have put in, the strong support of parents and the good work of the staff.
“The students’ hard work has been rewarded as almost all of our students have achieved the requirements from their chosen university.”
Over at Haydon Bridge, over 53 per cent of pupils achieved A* to B grades at A-level and A-level equivalent courses.
Headteacher John Whittle said: “All of our students, whether they want to go to university or start an apprenticeship, are now in a great position.”
With an overall pass rate of 98.5 per cent, around 50 per cent of all students at Ponteland achieved A* to B grades and a quarter achieved straight As and A*s.
Meanwhile, many students at Prudhoe achieved a good mix of straight As and A-C grades – with one bright spark achieving four A*s to secure a place at the University of Oxford.
l Full results will be published next week.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.