Morpeth students taste exam success

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EXCITED Morpeth students have been gathering to collect their A-level results.

And there were smiles all round as Morpeth’s King Edward VI School revealed a virtually 100 percent pass rate for all the exams taken.

Every student achieved at least two A-levels and many walked away with three or four.

Among them was Georgia Traylor, of Morpeth, who received three A grades in English Literature, Philosophy and History. She will now be heading to Edinburgh University to study English Literature and Philosophy.

She said: “I was a little bit worried that I wasn’t going to get three As, but I only needed three Bs for my course.

“I’m pretty happy now and all of my friends have done well too. One of my friends thought she hadn’t got into her chosen university, but we’ve just found out she has so it makes it all the better. It would have been rubbish if any of them hadn’t got their places and I had.

“I think I want to do Law in the future.”

Tom Leslie, from West Duddo near Stannington, achieved an A* for Art and Graphics Design and A grades for Design Technology and Economics.

“I only needed 300 points for my course in Design at Northumbria University, which was three Bs, but I hoped I would get three As — that was always my aim,” he said.

“It was fantastic to see the results. It is really good news.

“I’ve seen my Mam and phoned my Dad and they are over the moon. They were more nervous than me really.”

Tom completed an Engineering Education Scheme in January as part of his course and he hopes one day to have his own design studio, specialising in product and furniture design.

Katie Leitch, from Morpeth, will fulfil her dream of studying medicine after securing an A* in Biology and A grades in Chemistry and Economics.

“It has been unreal,” she said.

“It was make or break today, but it has been the best day ever. I needed three As so I’ve done a little bit better, but I was really nervous opening the envelope because I wasn’t sure how I had done.”

Flossie Hunt, from Rothbury, is heading to Oxford to study History after achieving an A* in Physics and A grades in Politics, History and Critical Thinking.

She said: “I thought the Physics would be a B and stop me from getting into Oxford, but it was my highest grade so I’m really surprised. I had to re-sit an exam, but I got full marks for it so I’m really excited.

“I’ve told my Mam and she is really happy.”