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.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 1:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:06 pm
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.

“Our students and their families should be very proud of their achievements.”

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.”