Record year for KEVI A-Levels

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THERE has been another year of record-breaking A-Level results at Morpeth’s high school.

Pupils at King Edward VI School (KEVI) gathered from mid morning to pick up their results.

And the majority were delighted to learn they had the grades needed to secure their university places.

This year 99 percent of results were graded A* to E at the school, up slightly on last year’s previous record level.

A staggering 61 percent of grades were A* to B, up from 58 percent last year and the number of A* grades was also up.

So far eight students from the school will be heading to Oxbridge universities, with more still waiting to hear if they have secured a place.

Of the 217 pupils who took the exams, 33 achieved at least three A* or A grades in their chosen subjects.

Headteacher Simon Taylor said: “It is great.

“Last year was a significant leap for us in terms of results so to slightly improve on that this year is wonderful.”

For a full report of the school’s results see next week’s Morpeth Herald.