Sixth form college secures near 100% pass rate at A-level

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Students at the borough’s only dedicated sixth form college achieved a near 100 per cent pass rate at A-level.

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, in North Shields, enjoyed a 99.8 per cent pass rate – beating last year’s previous best of 99.1 per cent.

And 71 per cent of students achieved A* grades.

Headteacher Lee Patterson said: “We are delighted with our A-Level results across all subject areas, what a fantastic outcome for the College.

“We are absolutely overjoyed with our results, with a 100 per cent pass rate in STEM-related subjects with students also achieving A*s in revered subjects such as Further Maths.”

He added: “We help to create independent learners which is no more apparent than in the mature attitude and approach our students have demonstrated in achieving such spectacular exam results.

“Today’s achievements signify the high standard of teaching and support which is so evident at Queen Alexandra and the hard-working attitude presented by our students.

“We wish everyone the greatest success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at Queen Alex and our students for their dedication and commitment in achieving such exceptional results.”

Euan Stuart, 18, received an A* in Maths, A* in Further Maths, A in Physics and a B in History.

He said: “I am delighted with my grades and now hope to study Maths at Glasgow University. The excellent teaching and support create an amazing environment in which to do well. Queen Alex has been instrumental in helping me to achieve my best, which is evident in my grades.”

Sophia Puliasis, 18, who came to the UK two years ago from Greece, was ecstatic to receive an A grade in Maths, and two Bs in Chemistry and Biology.

Sophia said: “I couldn’t be happier with my grades – I now plan to study Biomedical Science at university.

“I’m really proud of all that I have achieved at Queen Alex Sixth Form – I have made some great memories.”

Ryan Macciocchi, 18, from North Shields, has been accepted on a Management Accountancy Programme, which will see him work nationally for global giant, Siemens.

Ryan achieved two A*s in Maths and Further Maths, an A in Physics and a B in Business Studies.

He said: “I am so happy with my results, it really is down to the great teaching at Queen Alex – everybody wants you to do well. I chose an apprenticeship because I want to pursue a Maths-related career. For me Maths is not just a subject, it’s an interest.”