Students at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College were celebrating their high grades in their A-level results.
Many were ecstatic as they secured a place at their university of choice, with the college celebrating a 99.6 per cent pass rate at A-level.
Jade Stephenson, 18, from Blyth, achieved A* grades in biology, chemistry and maths, earning a place at Cambridge University to study medicine.
Jade said: “I am thrilled with my grades and I am looking forward to going to Cambridge University in September. I couldn’t have achieved all that I have without the fantastic support from all of the staff at Queen Alex.”
Katie Newbold, 19, from Palmersville, also a Cambridge University applicant, was delighted to achieve A* in English Language, A in classics, and a B in sociology, adding to the A* in English Literature and an A in psychology she got last year.
She said: “I will be really sorry to leave Queen Alex but I am excited and looking forward to going to University.”
Andy Learmouth, 20, from Forest Hall, achieved A* in sociology, A in media studies, and B in both history and psychology. He will study law at Newcastle University.
Denise Bolton, head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, said: “The staff and I are delighted with the A-Level results for this year. We have developed a higher level of support to ensure that students are able to realise their full potential.”