Students from Northumberland have also been celebrating A-level success at Central Newcastle High School and Newcastle Church High.
At Central High 19 girls achieved all A* and A grades, and among them was Lindsey McKeown, from Morpeth.
She obtained three A*s in biology, chemistry and English literature, as well as a further A* for an Extended Project Qualification about Alzheimer’s and art therapy.
She will now read medicine at Kings College, London. “I was aiming for three As, I didn’t expect all A*s,” she said. “Most of all it’s a feeling of relief. London is a big draw and Kings is one of the best colleges for research and scientific development.”
Fellow Central High student Beth Gill, from Ponteland, balanced her studies with playing international hockey and trying out kayaking and canoeing in the Girls4Gold scheme, which aims to find potential Olympians.
She will be going to Loughborough to study mechanical engineering, alongside her Girls4Gold training.
“I’m really pleased I’ve got the grades I wanted to go to Loughborough. I would like to design things like prosthetics, sports equipment and rowing oars,” she said.
Church High student Miriam Rabey, from Ponteland, earned two As and a B to secure a place studying business management at Newcastle.
She said: “Business has always been something that has interested me and I am so happy that I can now go on to university to study it further, thanks to the help and support of my teachers.”
The two schools will merge in September to become Newcastle High School for Girls.