Students celebrate another set of outstanding A-Level results

Staff and students at Whitley Bay High School are celebrating another set of outstanding A-Level results.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18 August, 2016, 13:24
Students at Whitley Bay High School celebrate their A-Level results.

A total of 22 Sixth Form students achieved three or more A*/A grades while a further 54 achieved at least the ABB grades needed to send them to top universities.

Headteacher Steve Wilson said: “These results reflect the exceptional hard work of our excellent students and the incredible efforts of our staff.

Steve Williams, director of Sixth Form, said: “We are very proud of our students and the results they have achieved.

“What is pleasing is that we achieve these grades without being an examination factory – our Sixth Form students take part in a huge range of extra-curricular activities at the school and yet still go on to get these outstanding results.

“They are a credit to their families and this school.”

Bethany Wilson achieved four A*s and is now planning to study Geography at Newcastle University, while Rachel Leedham bagged two A*s and two As and is now heading to Cambridge to study Music.

Lewis Blenkinsop’s two A*s and one A have allowed him to follow his dream to study Medicine at Dundee University.

Aine Singleton and Georgia Downey were also delighted with their results, both achieving one A* and two As.

“Georgia said “I am absolutely elated with my results – I am over the moon!

“My family are on holiday at the moment but I rang them to tell them and they are so proud of what I have achieved.

“I have learned so much during my time here at Whitley Bay and it has been fantastic but I am eager to go to York University where I will be studying English.”

“I am SUPER pleased with my results,” said Aine. “I got more than I needed and I just can’t believe it! I am sad to be leaving Whitley Bay High School because I have really valued my time here and all the support and great teaching I’ve received but I also feel like it is time and I am ready to start a new chapter.”

Mr Wilson added: “We are very pleased that these results will allow our students to pursue their chosen future degree and career ambitions.”