Students celebrated this morning as they received their long-awaited A level results. The outstanding results are a true testament to the resilience and determination that the group have shown throughout their studies and time here at NE6.
At our Bedlington site, almost half of students received grades A*, A or B in all subjects with 43% of those at our Ashington site scoring grades at B or higher.
These great results have allowed many of our students to secure places at first-choice universities or go into employment or training - 14% of students will be taking up study at Russel Group universities Durham and Newcastle.
Top performers include:
Kathleen Kerry who will be studying history at Hull University after achieving A*, A, A grades and Savannah Harris who was awarded A*, A, B grades and is now going on to study Psychology at Durham University.
Rohan Dodds-Crouth who is headed to Durham university to study Chemistry after achieving A*, A, A and Daniel Lockey who achieved four excellent grades, including A* and A in Maths and Further Maths, and will now prepare to study maths at Durham University.
Matthew Spicer who is preparing to study Sport and Exercise Science after achieving grades A, B and a Distinction*.
Jack Ashurst who received A*, A, B and is now going on to study Law at Durham University.
Ellie Mordue who achieved A*, B, B and is headed to the Northern School of Art to study Acting for Stage and Screen.
Ryan Fisher who achieved two grade As and grade B and is going on to study Law at Durham University.
Thomas Goss who was awarded A, A, B and will now prepare to study History at Lancaster University.
Hannah Robson who received three Distinction* grades and is going on to study Psychology at Northumbria University.
Katie Thompson who achieved Distinction*, Distinction & Merit grades is heading to York University to study Nursing.
Several of our students are also heading off down other paths. Erin is headed off to Kingswood Outdoor Centre to begin an Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship, while Alex is embarking on an apprenticeship with Geopure to become a Hydrogen Technician.
Joanna Lamb, Head of School at Bedlington Academy said:
“I am extremely proud of our students, who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these results. Their dedication and resilience, along with the high-quality teaching and support they have received from our talented staff, has been key to their success. I wish all of our students the best of luck in their next steps."
Speaking of her students’ success, Yvonne Weston, Headteacher at Ashington Academy, said:
"These results reflect the hard work that students have put in over the last two years, and reflect a cohort of students who have bounced back from the challenges of the pandemic and are now flourishing. I am proud of all they have achieved and can’t wait to see where their paths will take them. We hope they will come back to speak to our younger students in the future! I would also like to thank the teachers who have worked above and beyond to support our students over the last two years, and of course the parents, carers and wider community that our students rely on”
Laura Smith, Assistant Head of Sixth Form also thanked staff and praised students, saying:
“We are really proud of the hard work our students have put in over the last two years. They found the exam season very challenging, as they did not complete external exams in Year 11 due to the pandemic, nonetheless they approached it with resilience, grit and determination. Even more importantly, they worked together as a team to support each other to do their best and achieve their potential. We are really looking forward to seeing what our students achieve in the future and wish them all the best.”