A star student has set herself up for the best start to sixth form with a straight run of A grades at GCSE.
Ellie Hind, of Milbourne, achieved all A grades in her exams this summer, including an impressive six A*s.
The youngster was one of 24 girls at Central High in Jesmond to achieve the feat.
She said: “It was really weird. I had thought about opening the envelope so many times, but when you actually do it and first look at the letters and figures it’s a bit daunting.
“I’m not sure what I want to do later on so I’m studying a mixture of AS subjects – chemistry, biology, history and PE.”
Ellie has been balancing her studies with sporting success and is a member of the Great Britain Under 17 Fencing team.
She hopes to continue the combination in the future.
“At the moment I am thinking of doing sports medicine at university, but it’s all a long way off,” she said.
Central High saw 33 per cent of its GCSE entries awarded A*s, 71 per cent were graded A* or A, and 91 per cent were A* to B.
Headmistress Hilary French said: “This is another set of excellent results and I am really pleased with the outstanding achievements of the girls.”