Students celebrate top class GCSE results

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EXAM success has continued at Ponteland High School.

Following last week’s excellent A-levels, its GCSE students posted an impressive set of results.

Across the school, 70 per cent of students achieved five or more A*s to Cs including English and Maths – an increase of three per cent from 2012.

Maths was a particularly good subject, with 85 per cent of students gaining a C or above and 27 per cent getting an A* or A grade.

Four students received all A*s: Charlotte Burrin, Rosie Clear Hill, Joseph Pilsbury and Matthew Ross.

Another 11 students achieved all A* or A grades: Patrick Allsop, Robyn Bartlett, Emma Farquhar, Ellen Forsyth, Josh Hunter, Rosie Jesper, Daniel Jones, Katie Landreth, Sophie Mackenzie, Bea Milligan and Annabel Wilson.

Headteacher Kieran McGrane said: “We are very pleased that we have improved on last year and, more importantly, that the hard work and effort of our students has been rewarded with such excellent results, especially when set against a national picture of harder exams and a drop in overall outcomes.

“We benefit from a talented and committed team of teachers and together with supportive parents, we intend to continue this upward trend of achievement at Ponteland High School.”