A North Shields student is preparing for university life after securing top grades in her A-Levels.
Central High School pupil Karina Shooter has gained a place at Oxford University to read economics.
She secured an A* in maths and As in economics, German and further mathematics.
Karina said: “I was so scared opening the envelope and then I saw the A* which is what I needed.
“Neither of my parents went to University, but I have always wanted to go to Oxford since I started at senior school, so this is like a dream come true.”
Karina also has a GCSE in Mandarin and plans to continue studying this, adding: “One of my economics tutors at Oxford is an expert in the Chinese economy and I am hoping to learn from him too.”
Hilary French, headmistress of Central High in Newcastle, said: “I am delighted with the outstanding achievements of girls from both schools across a wide spectrum of subjects and congratulate all the girls on their excellent results.
“We encourage each girl to follow their passion, and get involved in as many aspects of the school as possible.
“This set of results is very gratifying and shows the benefits of the breadth and depth our rounded education which we will be taking forward into our new school.”