Ponteland High head praises students after excellent A-level results

High proportions of A-level entries were once again awarded the higher grades at Ponteland High School.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 15:03 pm
Updated Friday, 16th August 2019, 15:54 pm
Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane.

A total of 22 per cent of all entries were awarded A*s or As, or equivalent, and 43 per cent received grades A* to B, or equivalent.

The A* to C, or equivalent, percentage was 69 and eight per cent of all entries were A*s, the highest grade achievable.

The top performing students included Sam Dodgson, Madeline Reynard and Ellen Sparshott, whose results contained three A*s.

Headteacher Kieran McGrane said: “Once again, our staff and students have performed very well to ensure that these academic outcomes reflect their hard work and effort over the last two years.

“I feel incredibly grateful that we have a very committed and talented group of staff who have worked closely with our students to support them in their studies.

“It is also testament to the strength across our curriculum offer that 17 individual subjects have achieved at least a third of their entries graded as A* to B.

“Results are, however, all about our students and they have applied themselves well and fully deserve their results. I trust that their individual results will now enable them to take their next steps – whether that be university, apprenticeship, college or employment.

“At this time, I am sure our student body would all want to acknowledge the excellent support they have received from their parents. These results are often testament to the joint hard work and endeavour of everyone involved, including parents.

“As this year group prepare to move on to further study or work, I would like to thank them for the brilliant contribution they have made to our school.

“They have been outstanding ambassadors for our school and we all wish them every success in the future.”

The results of Lauren Beales, Lucy Dodd and Catherine Woods included two A*s and Catherine Walby achieved two Distinction* grades.

The results of Niamh Flood, Matthew O’Hara and Katrina Sanders included one A*.

The results of Luke Cottrell, Shannon Elwell, Ellie Glendinning, Cameron Green, Holly Huntley, Will Matthews, Liam McCormack, Cameron McKeown and Robert Telfer included one Distinction*.