Bumper A-Level results for Whitley Bay school

A total of 22 students achieved three or more A*/A grades in a bumper A-Level year at Whitley Bay High School.

There was big smiles all round for students, parents and staff as the school continued its success.

New headteacher Steve Wilson said: “These results certainly exceeded our expectations because we knew there had been so much change during the last two years with new specifications, assessments and higher grade boundaries we expected this to impact on our results, but 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.

“It was a pleasure to see such happy students receiving their results and about to embark on the next phase of their lives either at university or employment.”

Five students have accepted places for medicine including Ellen Blakey who is going to study at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She said: “I’m still in shock, I couldn’t believe my results.”

Elsewhere Joe Howe is going to study History at Liverpool after achieving an A* in history and A grades in English Literature and business studies.

Matt Escott, who achieved three A* and two A grades, is doing a one year work experience with Cambridge Consultants before applying to university

Adam Simpson is going to study English Literature at Durham University after achieving an A* and two A grades, with the A* in drama one of very few full mark scores in the country.