HIGH-FLYERS are soaring in Morpeth, with 29 pupils enjoying straight-A exam success.
The result means that almost 10 per cent of students who took their GCSE exams at King Edward VI School this year achieved a straight run of A* or A grades.
William Hodgkinson, of Longhorsley, who scored five A*s and five As, said: “I did expect the results because they were what I had been predicted.
“It’s good to get them, but I just wanted to get enough to get into sixth form because it is the A-Levels that count more for me, they are more important.”
Emma Nicholson matched his tally and will also be going into the school’s sixth form.
“I didn’t really get much sleep because of the nerves of thinking about the results and when I opened them it was confusing trying to work out what I had got. I never expected them to be this good, although I hoped for them,” she said.
And Charlie Short, of Morpeth, achieved eight A*s and two A grades.
She said: “I didn’t quite expect the results to be as good as they were. It was nerve-racking opening them, but I think my family were more nervous than me. They were really happy when I told them the results.”
Miriam Inverarity was also pleasantly surprised to claim nine A*s and one A grade.
“I didn’t think the exams had gone that well, but I knew the course work was good so I hoped I would do ok. I was really happy when I saw the results and when I rang my Mum she was really pleased for me.
“I’m going into the sixth form and hope to go on to university to do medicine and possibly surgery,” she said.
The other students to achieve all A* or A grades in their exams were Grace Bloor, Jack Clark, Hazel Cooley, Callum Duncan, Adam Fawcett, Sally Gray, Rhonan Green, Fiona Hathaway, Charlotte Hunt, Polly-Anne Jeffrey, Samantha Jenkinson, Francesca Lawson, Craig Martin, Heather McCoull, Megan McCoull, Charlotte Oakley, Hannah Slater-Patterson, Alex Robson, Lucy Shuttleworth, Sam Thomas, Calum Thomson, Marc Tully, Scott Weddell, Grace Welsh and Rosabeth White.