Right royal triumph

Katie Campbell, King's School, with her GCSE results.
Katie Campbell, King's School, with her GCSE results.

PUPILS at King’s School in Tynemouth are again among the top performers regionally and nationally at GCSE.

The school achieved a 96 per cent pass rate at grades A*to C, with half of all its grades at A*and A.

All 81 pupils sitting the exams scored five A*to C grades including maths, English and science.

Among the school’s high achievers was Katie Campbell, of Tynemouth, now celebrating getting 11 A* grades.

Katie is now about to do A-levels and is hoping to apply to do a degree course at Oxford or Cambridge university in a year’s time.

Headmaster Edward Wesson said: “To reach such a high percentage of top grades is an outstanding tribute to pupils, parents and teachers alike.”

“It is particularly pleasing that these results reflect our commitment to languages, separate sciences and the core subjects of maths and English.

“These are tough times economically, but the region is surely on the road to recovery with young people like ours who are keen to succeed and to make a contribution in life.”