Churchill College students excel in GCSEs

Nervous moments.....North Tyneside's Churchill Community College students open their GSCE results.

Nervous moments.....North Tyneside's Churchill Community College students open their GSCE results.

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STAFF and pupils at Wallsend’s Churchill Community College have notched up another set of ‘best ever’ results for the school.

For the fourth year running the school has achieved another set of fantastic results, with just over 55 per cent of students secured five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths.

Alexandra Haigh, 16, from Wallsend, got five A*, seven A and two B grades, and will return to Churchill’s Sixth Form to study biology, physics, chemistry and maths and plans to apply for chemical engineering at university after Sixth Form.

She said: “It was quite hard juggling running, racing, revising and social life, but I tried to make sure I was really organised. I’m really happy with my results, I didn’t expect to do so well.”

Sixteen-year-old Joe Gill gained an impressive one A*, nine As and two Bs and will also return to Churchill’s Sixth Form next year.

He said: “I was quite relaxed about my results, but it’s still a relief to get them. I think I’ve done as good as I could have done.”

Headteacher David Baldwin said: “For the fourth year in a row our students have achieved the best results in the history of our school.

“This is a fantastic achievement for our students, the school and our community.

“I am incredibly proud of the way students have approached their exams and made every effort to achieve their personal targets.

“Students have been well supported by staff through good teaching and high quality advice.

“Parents too have supported their children and continued to encourage them to achieve their best.

“The results speak for themselves. Our students are ready to move to the next stage of their education with the right results and the right attitude for future study. “