Sunderland students continue A-level success celebrations

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CELEBRATIONS of successful A-level results are still going strong.

St Robert of Newminster Sixth Form College’s results were among the school’s best so far, including a 100 per cent pass rate.

Dated: 16/08/2012'A* STUDENTS FROM COUNTY DURHAM'Catherine Grant and Rachel Peacock from Cleadon, County Durham, who are both students at Church High School in Newcastle upon Tyne and are celebrating today after receiving their A Level results today.'See A-Levels round-up. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Dated: 16/08/2012'A* STUDENTS FROM COUNTY DURHAM'Catherine Grant and Rachel Peacock from Cleadon, County Durham, who are both students at Church High School in Newcastle upon Tyne and are celebrating today after receiving their A Level results today.'See A-Levels round-up. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Acting headteacher Jenny Bowen said: “I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all our students for achieving another year of outstanding results, that will support them as they continue into higher education, apprenticeships and to the workplace.”

Nine subjects at St Robert’s had 100 per cent pass rate at A*-C grade, German, drama, French, health and social care, further maths, music, politics, Spanish and Polish.

At Byron Sixth Form College, in Peterlee, more than half the students had two or more A* to B grades.

Assistant headteacher Richard Dennis said: “We are once again delighted with our results.

Dated: 16/08/2012'Student Julia Glover from Church High School in Newcastle upon Tyne celebrate after receiving her A Level results today.'See A-Levels round-up. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Dated: 16/08/2012'Student Julia Glover from Church High School in Newcastle upon Tyne celebrate after receiving her A Level results today.'See A-Levels round-up. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

“Many of our students did extremely well, achieving three A or A* grades in traditional subjects or three distinctions or distinction* in A-level, which is equivalent vocational courses.”

Durham High School for Girls has celebrated another successful collection of results, with all students passing their tests and more than half A* or As, 80 per cent A* to B and 95 per cent at A* to C.

Lynne Renwick, who will become headteacher next month, said: “We are thrilled by this excellent level of achievement.”

A number of Wearside and South Tyneside students also did well at Newcastle Church High.

Rachel Peacock, from Sunderland, achieved A*s in chemistry, biology and geography.

“I’m so happy I can’t stop smiling,” said the 18-year-old.

Catherine Glover, from Cleadon, achieved an A* in maths and As in biology, chemistry and further Maths.

Julia Glover, 18, from Washington, picked up A grades in English Language and Literature, religious studies and music.

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