GCSE results: Charlotte sweeps the board at St Robert of Newminster

Charlotte Place with parents Rachel and Anthony at St Robert of Newminster

Charlotte Place with parents Rachel and Anthony at St Robert of Newminster

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“I am amazed.”

Charlotte Place is coming to terms with her GCSE results today, after scooping ten straight A*s.

“I think it is sinking in a little bit now I have had time to think about it,” she said.

Charlotte, from Biddick Woods, will be back to St Robert of Newminster Catholic School in September to study maths, further maths, biology and chemistry at A-level.

Mum and dad Rachel and Anthony were delighted with Charlotte’s performance.

“We’re really happy that all her hard work has paid off,” said Rachel, while Anthony added: “We’re just really proud.”

The students and staff have all worked incredibly hard this year.

Dean Juric

Also celebrating was Elizabeth Charlton, from Houghton, who picked up three A*s, four As and a B.

“I am amazed,” she said.

“I’m happy because I can do the Spanish course that I want to go on,” she said.

Mum Paula was also over the moon: “Even though I knew she would do well, there is still that fear that it was not going to go the way she wanted it to.

Pupils receive their results at St Robert of Newminster.

Pupils receive their results at St Robert of Newminster.

“I am very relieved she can do what she wants to do.”

Also celebrating were friends Nadia Karim, Rebecca McKenzie and Ross Blackwood.

Nadia got five A8s, and five As, Ross four A8s and six As and Rebecca three As, four As and two Bs.

“It is great - it’s more than I was expecting, lots more than I was expecting.” said Nadia, from Grindon, while Ross, from Biddick Woods, was happy to see his efforts rewarded: “I’m very pleased,” he said.

St Robert of Newminster Head Dean Juric

St Robert of Newminster Head Dean Juric

“I expected to do well, but not that well. I worked hard for them.”

Rebecca, from Fulwell, was in shock: “I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

Head Dean Juric was delighted with this year’s results, with around 81 per cent of pupils getting A* to C in English and Maths.

“The students and staff have all worked incredibly hard this year,” he said.

“It is great to see them getting the results they deserve. It is wonderful for the parents, too, who have supported the students so much.

“I am sure they take great pleasure in seeing their success as well.”

Rebecca McKenzie, Nadia Karim and Ross Blackwood at St Robert of Newminster.

Rebecca McKenzie, Nadia Karim and Ross Blackwood at St Robert of Newminster.

Students queue at St Robert of Newminster Catholica School

Students queue at St Robert of Newminster Catholica School