13th August 2015

Our sixth-form students have again achieved some fantastic A Level results

Our sixth-form students have again achieved some fantastic A Level results!!!

Among the successes were Jordan Dixon who gained an A* in maths; A in Law; A in chemistry, and is going to study accounting at Lancaster University; Georgia McCormack who gained an A* in Biology; A in Psychology, B in Chemistry and is going to study Dental Surgery at Leeds University;  Izzie Coomber who is off to study Sport and Exercise Science at Surrey University after achieving AAB and, also with AAB, Ellie Lyall is going to study Journalism at Sunderland University.

Our overall A Level pass rate has maintained at 99.5 per cent which is ahead of the UK national average. The Year 12 AS results have seen an increase in the pass rates to 90%, up 5% on last year  which bodes very well for next year’s A Level results day.

School Principal Rob Kitching said: “The students and staff continue to deliver strong results that create genuine prospects for the young people of Ashington whether it be going on to university or taking up apprenticeships.”

Jenny Trapp is Ashington High School’s Director of Post-16 studies and she added: “This has been another great year of results and we expect at least 50 students will be heading off to university; many students have accepted undergraduate places outside of the North-East region ranging from Glasgow all the way south to Falmouth. Many other students have also successfully secured some fantastic apprenticeships with large regional organisations.”

“We’re also really pleased by how many of the students this year succeeded in achieving top grades in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). From the 50 that submitted their project 72% achieved A*-B grades and a lot of the work produced was definitely at undergraduate standard; a real achievement and recognition of the work that students put into this additional course.”