19th August 2016

Post-16 students celebrate!

A-Level and BTEC results day once again proved to be a wonderful celebration of the efforts of our senior students. The school’s outcomes improved once again and the vast majority of our Year 13 students progressed onto their first choice of University study or into an apprenticeship or workplace of their choice. Smiles and cheers were a just reward for the years of hard work and outcomes for students were pleasing to all.

School Principal Gary Douglas commented: “I’m extremely proud of all that has been achieved by our students and I wish them all well in their future destination; we will miss them but they go with our best wishes and I would like to thank students, their families and their teachers for the work that has gone into their many successes”.

A-Level Results 3

These successes include some outstanding outcomes. For example, Lois Kankowski securing a place to study medicine at St Andrews with A*A*A, Rebecca Laidlaw will study Physics in Manchester with A*A*A, Georgia Bell will study Cellular and Molecular Biology at Newcastle with ABB, Holly Stocks will study Psychology at Lincoln with AB and a Distinction*; and Emily Wendt will study Business with Management at Northumbria University with an A and two Distinction*s.

Katherine Burgess, Emma Burns, Paige Edgar, Mark Straker and Rachel Thomson all secured three top grade Distinction* grades in their three chosen courses, a superb achievement. Adult Nursing at Northumbria, international volunteering, Performing Arts at Sunderland and an advanced apprenticeship await these students.

A wonderful range of other options will be taken up by our students, from dance to archaeology, music to French, engineering and business apprenticeships to media and animation degrees.

Exciting times!  Year Manager for Post 16, Sue Bell, was equally pleased: “Year 12 and 13 results are the culmination of school based study and students’ work hard for moments such as these. All of our Post-16 students who have received results today should be proud of their efforts and we look forward to hearing of their future successes”.

Well done Year 13, good luck, we’ll miss you! Year 12, see you in September!