STAFF and students at Whitley Bay High School notched up a record set of results, with a point score of 757, up almost nine per cent on last year.
Hannah Hubbard, of Whitley Bay, gained five A*s – for biology , chemistry, maths, English literature and general studies – earning her a place to study medicine at Newcastle University.
The 18-year-old said: “I couldn’t believe it. I definitely didn’t expect that. I knew I needed three As, and I’m so relieved I got in.”
Stephen Richardson also did well, getting an A* in English literature, As in history and maths and a B in economics.
He said: “I’m relieved and delighted, but more relieved than anything.”
The 18-year-old, of Whitley Bay is now off to Oxford to study history and politics.
Headteacher Adam Chedburn said: “The pressure on them now is far greater than it ever used to be since they are under pressure all the time, but these are the best results we’ve ever had, with three students going to Oxford.
“We had 257 students sitting their A-levels, and 54 per cent of grades were A* to B.”