Better than ever

STUDENTS across Northumberland have been celebrating A-Level success, with grades up on last year.

Early analysis of the county’s results suggest there has been an improvement in performance from 2010.

Northumberland County Council Executive Member for Children’s Services Lesley Rickerby said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to students for what they have achieved and wish them every success in the next stage of their careers. Our schools have worked exceptionally hard to support students and I would like to thank the staff for all their hard work. The council will continue to work with schools and academies to maintain these high standards for future students.”