Norham pupils achieve best GCSE results in school’s history

Chloe Dunning, Jake Burdis, Jaimee Watson, Kelly Turner, Jason Payne, Sean Cross.

Chloe Dunning, Jake Burdis, Jaimee Watson, Kelly Turner, Jason Payne, Sean Cross.

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NORHAM Community Technology College in North Shields achieved the best GCSE results in its history.

Over 42 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths, and 100 per cent of students achieved at least one GCSE.

Chloe Dunning, 16, from East Howdon got six As, 6 Bs and one C, and is planning to study A-levels at Newcastle College, and would like to go into dentistry.

She said: “It’s really hard and stressful trying to juggle so many different subjects, especially when the exams are so close together, and I really didn’t think I’d do so well.”

Jake Burdis, 16, from Percy Main, got three A*s, two As and four Bs. He plans to study science A-levels at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College.

He said: “We have all worked really hard, and the support from the school has been great. We’ve had extra revision sessions and could talk to teachers if we were struggling. I am really proud of my results and I know all my friends are, too.”

Principal Tracy Hush said: “These results are the best in Norham’s history and show a significant improvement on previous years.

“Norham is a school that is improving and has again exceeded all statutory targets. “These results are a testament to the dedication and hard work of staff, parents and students that make up the Norham community. “We are delighted but are already working towards even better results next year.”