Headteacher proud of students’ A-level results

Steve Wilson, headteacher of Whitley Bay High School. Picture by Nick Convery/Canny Pictures.
Steve Wilson, headteacher of Whitley Bay High School. Picture by Nick Convery/Canny Pictures.
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Students at Whitley Bay High School bucked the national trend with the majority getting top A-level grades.

The school enjoyed top scores in traditional subjects – English, maths and science – and very high performance in applied and vocational A level courses.

Bucking the national trend, 57 students achieved at least the ABB tariff which will send them to top universities this year – with 19 achieving three or more A*/A grades across their subjects.

Twins Ellie and Morgan Lee bagged a spectacular nine A*/A grades between them, taking them to university at Oxford and Durham. Ellie also achieved an A* in the new qualification known as EPQ, researching dystopian fiction.

Tobias Mill is on his way to Leeds to study medicine and Rosa Garland to Oxford to study English Language & Literature.

Headteacher Steve Wilson said: “To achieve these results when so much change has been going on across the two years is simply fantastic; our students and their families should be justifiably proud.”