There were plenty of smiling faces at King Edward VI School as a result of its impressive A-level performance.
Many students will be doing degrees at prestigious universities, including six who are going to Cambridge.
For the key measure of the number of grades that were A* to B, which include equivalent qualifications, the Year 13 cohort at the Morpeth school did even better than last year as this figure went up to 53 per cent.
Those who achieved three or more A* or A grades are follows: Shoam Backe, Esther Blakey, David Bradburn, Rebecca Bradburn, Celine Bradley, Louise Brett, Alexandra Browell, Alex Doyle, Anna Featherstone, Miranda Hornsby, Leoni Irvine-Hogg, Rachel Kramer, Daniel Larby, Matthew Pallett, Natalie Rogerson, Adam Shafiq, Will Shotton, Abbey Telfer, Jonathan Tetley, Megan Thomas, Stefan Thomson, Jack Truscott and Alfie Wright.
Head of school Mark Simpson said staff were also delighted with the ‘significantly positive’ Value Added figure. This measures the progress of the students from when they start the A-level cycle at the age of 16.
He added: “It was great to see all of the happy faces as students collected their results and discussed their future plans.
“They have worked incredibly hard again this year to produce a fantastic set of results.”
“Many thanks to all the staff who teach sixth form students. They have provided additional group and one-to-one support for them, including at break times, lunch periods and after school, and even in holiday time.
“Their knowledge of the individual strengths of each student, matched with fantastic subject knowledge, has enabled students to achieve maximum progress.
“Without the continued support of parents and carers – and the wider school body – we would not have been able to achieve the many individual successes that have enabled students to move on to the next stage of their development.”