Plenty of A-level joy at Pont High

Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane.
Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane.

It has been another successful A-level results day for Ponteland High.

The school has seen a rise in the average points per entry score and as well as an overall pass rate of 99 per cent, 23 per cent of its entries were awarded A* or A.

A total of 49 per cent of all grades were A* to B and 76 per cent A* to C. These included equivalent qualification grades, such as distinction* and distinction, in a few of the post-16 subjects.

Andy MacGowan and Joe Burrin both achieved three A*s and they will study engineering at Oxford University and maths at Bath University respectively.

Katie Thirlwell received two A* and one A grade and she will do a physics degree at Durham University.

Those with one A* and two As – including their university destination – were Olivia Taylor (medicine at Queen’s University Belfast), Elliot Barker (economics at the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland) and Megan Daniels (liberal arts at Durham University).

Annika Kular achieved three distinction* grades and a B, while Kimrun Kular will start his business management degree at Northumbria University next month after getting one distinction* and two distinctions.

In addition, Lauren Davies, Daniel Elsender, Sasha Hodges and Ellen Stephenson all achieved three As.

Ponteland High School headteacher Kieran McGrane said: “We are very pleased with this strong set of results that reflect the hard work and effort of our students, supported by their parents and committed teaching staff.

“The vast majority of our students are now placed in a wide range of universities ready to embark on a variety of undergraduate courses, whilst others are starting foundation degrees, beginning high level apprenticeships or entering the workplace.

“This year group has been a pleasure to have in the school and we wish these students well for their future studies and careers.”