Students raise the bar with A-level results

Pupils at Whitley Bay High School have raised the bar with the best ever A-level grades.

The class of 2013 equalled the school’s best ever results from 2011 but have raised the bar even higher with the highest percentage of A* grades in its history.

With the government looking to tighten up standards on previous years, 55 per cent of A-level grades at Whitley Bay High were A* to B grades with 7.7 per cent at A*.

Steve Wilson, executive head of Post 16 at the school, said: “Once again our students have done themselves proud, with consistently strong progress at whatever level they are working.

“There are some wonderful success stories.

“Two students achieved four A* grades, 26 students achieved three or more A*/A grades and 65 students achieved the ABB or higher ‘adjustment’ tariff which allows top universities the chance to offer more places on certain courses to the most able students.

“We congratulate the students; their families and our teachers who helped make this possible.”

He added: “Whitley Bay High School achieved a second consecutive ‘outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted in May 2013 and these results confirm the quality of teaching here is exceptionally good, as well as the guidance and support students receive to help them get onto the best courses for their interests and academic profile.

“These results just complement the phenomenal extra curricular success of our students.”