It was celebration time at James Calvert Spence College this morning as students toasted a job well done in their A-Levels.
Overall grades at the Amble school improved on 2012, with the average points score per pupil up from last year.
Results in English were particularly pleasing, with 80 per cent C grades or above.
Christine Graham, executive headteacher of the Coquet Federation, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our A-Level results.
“The average points score per student is significantly up from last year and our best-performing department was English, which four or five years ago was a real problem.
“Our students also did exceptionally well in maths and the sciences.
“It was a small cohort of students, but a successful one.”
One of the stand-out pupils was Anna Coils, who landed an A* in maths, as well as As in physics and art.
She also grabbed a B in further maths.
“I am really pleased,” said the 18-year-old from Broomhill.
“I wasn’t sure if I would get an A* in maths, so I am delighted with that.”
Anna is going on to study maths and physics at The University of Durham.
Alex Carruthers, 18, said it felt like all his hard work had paid off after seeing his results.
The Amble lad secured a distinction star in ICT, a B in biology and a C in chemistry.
He was particularly pleased with his result in biology as it helped with his UCAS points.
The teenager is looking forward to study forensic science at Northumbria University.
Chairman of governors, Scott Dickinson, paid tributes to the efforts of the students and the staff.
“I am delighted with the improvements that the school has made.
“The results that the students have received reflects the hard work they have put in and the hard work of the staff.
“We are particularly happy with the results in English.”
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