A-mazing results as school maintains 100 per cent pass rate

'A' Level resilts day at Churchill Community College, Wallsend, with (left to right) Alex Robertson, Robyn Nicholson, Katie Allen and Joe Gill.'REF 1508135517
'A' Level resilts day at Churchill Community College, Wallsend, with (left to right) Alex Robertson, Robyn Nicholson, Katie Allen and Joe Gill.'REF 1508135517

Staff and pupils at Churchill Community College are celebrating after maintaining its 100 per cent pass rate at A-level.

Students in the Wallsend school’s sixth form were in early today (Thursday) to collect their results.

And they were not disappointed, with many securing the grades need to go onto university or college.

Headteacher David Baldwin said: “Our students have worked extremely hard to achieve an outstanding set of results.

“Individuals have obtained results that now enable them to go onto a wide array of prestigious courses.

“Overall as a school we have maintained our 100 per cent pass rate at A-level and our average point score per pupil is our best ever and significantly above the national average.”

One of the big successes for the school was the number of students who gained a place on very competitive degree courses, with some subjects being a first for Churchill.

And there was also an increase in the number of Distinction* or Distinction grades awarded for vocational courses.

Among the best performing pupils was Alexandra Haigh who achieved four A* grades in chemistry, physics, maths and the EPQ qualification, and will now go on to study chemistry at Oxford University.

Alex, 18, of Howdon, said: “I was hoping for high grades but the A-stars were an unexpected surprise. A-levels are a lot harder than GCSEs, you can’t just sail through and you need to put the work in from the start. I’m just so pleased it paid off.”

Katie Scarth gained 500 UCA points through three Distinction*s in health and social care and a C in A-level sociology. She will now study occupational theray at Northumbria University from September.

Also heading to Northumbria University, to study social work, is Tymara Owens who got two Distinction*s in health and social care and a Merit in ICT.

Ryan Ainsley achieved two Distinctions in ICT, a B in product design and a C in art and will study architecture at Leeds Metropolitan.

James Opeifa achieved a Distinction* in art, two Distinctions in ICT, and a B in product design to secure a place at Nottingham Trent University to study product design.

Callum Hall got a Distinction* and two Distinctions in sport and ICT and is going to study sports coaching at Northumbria University.