Students at Morpeth’s high school have produced some top class A-level results.
Almost 50 per cent of all grades were A* to B and the highest A*s and As figure for a number of years was achieved. Five of the Year 13 group are going to Oxford or Cambridge University.
King Edward VI School has one of the largest sixth forms in the region – there were 659 entries from 215 students.
Head of school Mark Simpson said: “We’re delighted with these results and congratulations go to our students, who have worked incredibly hard. They have been really well supported by their parents.
“We’re pleased that hardly any of the group had to go through the clearing process and credit must also go to their teachers, who have expertly guided them to achieve some fantastic grades.
“Our sixth form is very inclusive as our entry requirement grade range (at least five) at GCSE goes from A* to C.
“There are 33 A-levels available at KEVI and all of our post-16 staff play their part in ensuring that our young people are able to go on the career path that’s right for them, whether it’s university, an apprenticeship or straight into full-time employment. This includes individual support where necessary.”