Pupils help Wallsend school achieve its best ever A-level results

Students from Churchill Community College collecting their A-level results.
Students from Churchill Community College collecting their A-level results.

A headteacher has praised his students after they picked up a host of top A-level grades.

Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, is celebrating their highest number of A* and A grades.

Head of school, Elaine Riley, said: “Our results are excellent this year with our highest level of A*/A and B grades for A-level exams and also Distinction Starred in Vocational courses.

“This means our students can take up offers for prestigious and competitive degrees courses from universities around the country.

“We are delighted with these results. The students have worked so hard and really deserve them. There are some fabulous results and we are very proud of our students.”

Matthew Sample will be taking up his place to read Politics at Cambridge University having achieved two A*s, A and B plus an A* in his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on the question of English Devolution.

Mathew gained 397 marks out of a possible 400 in his History A-level examinations.

Louise McRae achieved an A*, two As, and a B and has a place to read Law at Durham University.

David Baldwin, headteacher, said “Once again our Sixth Form students have achieved phenomenal final results and will now take up well deserved places in highly selective universities and apprenticeship schemes.

“It is wonderful to see so many A* to B grades this year for our students but this is only half the story.

“This is a highly motivated and ambitious year group who have achieved so much in addition to their academic success.

“They will go on to continue great success and are fantastic role models for our current students and our new students coming into Year 7.”

Marie Jobson, head of Post-16, added: “There is so much to celebrate this year. All of these results represent hours of blood, sweat and tears from our students.
“They also reflect the support and care from our teaching staff and the Sixth Form team.

“They are a year group to be incredibly proud of and these students are fantastic ambassadors for Churchill Community College. We are going to miss them and wish them every success in the future.”