Teenagers off to Oxford after exam success

Off to Oxford - Natalie Tate, James Marriott, Rachel Cooper, and Christopher Pyrah
Off to Oxford - Natalie Tate, James Marriott, Rachel Cooper, and Christopher Pyrah
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AT Tynemouth’s King’s School, results were again on the up, with 62 per cent of students achieving A* to B grades.

King’s had an overall 99 pass rate, and 21 students achieved at least three As, including six getting at least two A*s.

Richard Ross, of Whitley Bay got three A*s – in economics, history and English literature – and will study history at Leeds University.

Rachel Cooper, of North Shields, also gained three A*s – in French, Spanish and maths – and will now read languages at Oxford.

Three other King’s students secured places at Oxford.

Among them are James Marriott, of Whitley Bay, who will study English language and literature at Lincoln College, and Christopher Pyrah, of Benton, who will study classical archaeology and ancient history at Exeter College.

Headmaster Edward Wesson said: “With competition intense at the top universities, it’s especially pleasing to see our four Oxford candidates achieve their places, and with five medical and dentistry students achieving their grades there is much to celebrate.

“But we’re pleased and proud of all our pupils who have worked hard and made sacrifices to achieve their personal targets in order to continue their chosen studies in higher education.”