Super seven reach for the stars

Seven Ponteland students from Dame Allan's Schools celebrated stunning A level results with 13'A*s and ten As between them.'Jonty Moorby, James Shaw, Matthew Mundy, Stuart Clarke and Patrick'Harrison'Melissa Dunn was unavailable for the photograph.
Seven Ponteland students from Dame Allan's Schools celebrated stunning A level results with 13'A*s and ten As between them.'Jonty Moorby, James Shaw, Matthew Mundy, Stuart Clarke and Patrick'Harrison'Melissa Dunn was unavailable for the photograph.

SEVEN Ponteland pupils have joined the A-team at Dame Allan’s Schools.

The high-flying students achieved 13 A* grades and nine As between them in their A-Level exams and are among 30 pupils at the schools to enjoy straight A success.

Matthew Mundy achieved three A* grades in physics, chemistry and further maths, as well as an A in maths. He is now heading off to Durham University to study engineering.

Gurpreet Hayer will study dentistry at Sheffield University after securing A* marks in maths, chemistry and biology.

And Stuart Clarke and Patrick Harrison will both take up places studying medicine after achieving three A* grades and three As between them. Stuart is off to Birmingham University, while Patrick will study at Exeter.

Fellow student Jonty Moorby will begin a degree in law at Cambridge University after he was awarded an A* and two As in biology, chemistry and Spanish.

Melissa Dunn secured a place at Edinburgh University to read economics and Spanish after achieving two A*s and an A for economics, maths and Spanish.

Meanwhile James Shaw will take a well-deserved gap year after he received an A* and two As in biology, chemistry and maths.

Principal Dr John Hind said: “This has been a remarkable year, with our best ever A-Level results. These students have performed exceptionally well against the background of a drive to end annually increasing grades.

“I am proud of all the students this year who have worked hard to achieve these record-breaking results, and the dedicated members of staff who have encouraged and supported them over the past two years.”