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Sunderland students celebrate as Wearside sees 99 per cent A-level pass rate

Happy St. Anthony's School students after receiving their a Level results on  Thursday morning. Pictured l-r Sophie Proud, Hannah Murphy, Jasmine Kaur, Emily Best, Rebecca Toomey and Anjana Varghese.

Happy St. Anthony's School students after receiving their a Level results on Thursday morning. Pictured l-r Sophie Proud, Hannah Murphy, Jasmine Kaur, Emily Best, Rebecca Toomey and Anjana Varghese.

TEENAGERS across Wearside are celebrating another good year of impressive A-level results.

Early indications show the young people have recorded a massive 99 per cent pass rate in Sunderland overall.

Sunderland College, where more than 1,000 students picked up their results yesterday, reported another successful year, with a 99 per cent pass rate, putting it above the national average which fell to 98 per cent.

Anne Isherwood, principal of Sunderland College, said: “A-level results day is such an important day not only for our students, but for the whole team at the college, so it is absolutely fantastic to know that we continue to maintain our outstanding 99 per cent pass rate, in contrast to the national rate, which has declined.”

St Anthony’s Catholic Girls’ Academy is once again celebrating amazing achievements, with 100 per cent pass rate in the vast majority of subjects.

In addition, more than a quarter of passes were at A* or A grade for the third year running.

Headteacher at the Thornhill school, said: “Trustees, governors, staff, students and parents are delighted with the year in year out success of students at A-level across all subjects at St Anthony’s.

“It is the result of high quality teaching and learning as well as excellent pastoral care, advice and guidance. We are also grateful for support from parents and all stakeholders.”

Among the girls celebrating at St Anthony’s was Anjana Varghese, 18, from Millfield who gained three A*s in biology, chemistry, physics, as well as an A in maths and is heading off to Newcastle University to study medicine.

Fellow pupils Rebecca Toomey, 18, from Pallion, gained an A* and two As and is heading to Durham University to study modern languages, Emily Best, from Seaham, who got two As and a B will be studying history at York University, Hannah Murphy, 18, from High Barnes, who got an A* and two As will be studying earth sciences at Durham University.

 

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