Musician Xan is pitch perfect

Alexander (Xan)  Gill
Alexander (Xan) Gill

A MORPETH student was pitch perfect for his GCSE exams to achieve a string of top grades.

And not only did Alexander Gill secure ten A* grades, but he received 100 percent in his music results.

“When I opened the envelope I thought I was reading it wrong,” he said.

“I looked again and realised I’d got ten A*s and hadn’t dropped a single mark in music. I was gob-smacked.”

Alexander, known as Xan, attended Morpeth First School and now studies at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle, where he will take A-levels in physics, maths, music and English, with hopes of pursuing a career in music technology or sound engineering.

Outside the classroom, the Loansdean resident plays bass guitar in Northumberland County Jazz Band and first violin in the County Symphony Orchestra, as well as left midfield for Morpeth Sporting Club’s under 17s football team.

Immediately after opening his results last Thursday, Xan set off for a football tour in Germany with his school team.

His proud mum Julie said: “We’re going to have a big family celebration when he gets back next week. We just want to give him a big hug and tell him how proud we are.”