Another set of excellent A-level results

Borough students have attained another excellent set of A-level results today (Thursday).

Early indications show continued improvement from last year for students following both academic and vocational qualifications.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I am so proud of our young people and our schools for achieving these fantastic results.

“We’re blessed with exceptionally hard-working pupils, supportive families and dedicated school staff who are such a credit to North Tyneside.

“Although improving year on year we are not complacent and will continue to focus on improving standards and choice in our schools to ensure each and every North Tyneside young person reaches their full potential and can look forward to a bright future whether that is at university, college, apprenticeship training or in employment.”

Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: “I am also delighted that our young people have done so well in their A levels and their vocational qualifications. Our students are to be applauded for their hard work which has paid off again this year with such significant results.

“North Tyneside is renowned for its high education standards and that is something we can all be proud of.

“Our schools are continuing to close the gap on the very best schools in the country and our young people are being equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to open up new opportunities for them. Very well done to all the schools’ staff, young people and their families.”

Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form have excellent results.

New headteacher Steve Wilson said: “These results certainly exceeded our expectations.

“There has been so much change during the last two years with new specifications, assessments and higher grade boundaries we expected that this would impact on our results.

“This has not proved to be the case at all at Whitley Bay High School; we feel proud and delighted to be reporting such great outcomes for our students.”

David Baldwin, headteacher of Churchill Community College in Wallsend, said: “Churchill Community College Sixth Form are once again really pleased with A-Level results.

“We have been able to support students into top universities to study a wide range of subjects as well as supporting students into prestigious apprenticeship and employment routes.

“In addition, we have outstanding Year 12 results including those from Year 12 students who have already completed A-Levels at A* grade due to early entry.”

Year 13 students at Longbenton Community College achieved excellent results.

A large number have obtained high A*, A and B grades across their subjects, and are set to go to top universities to study a large range of courses in medicine, the sciences, engineering, the arts, business and technology.

Principal Jim Cockburn attributed their success to the high quality teaching within the college and the hard work of the students themselves.