THE stars were the limit for St Aidan’s Catholic Academy pupil, Thomas Lamb, 16, who clinched an amazing 12 A*s.
The teenager will join the school’s sixth form to study maths, further maths, physics and computer, with the aim of following a career in the field of physics.
He said: “I was expecting a lot less than that, so I am really pleased. I did do quite a bit of revision.”
Other successful students from the Willowbank Road school included, Matthew Morrell, who clinched nine A*s, two As and one B. He plans to stay on at the sixth from and study chemistry, biology, maths and geography, before hopefully moving on to a career in medicine.
Harry Maughan, clinched nine A*s and two As and will study sciences at the sixth form and musician Michael Dunlop, gained nine A*s and 3As and will be heading to St Robert of Newminster Sixth Form to study music, maths, history and economics.
Kevin Shepherd, deputy headteacher at St Aidan’s, said the number of A* and A grades increased and the number of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades including maths and English are also up slightly.
Mr Shepherd said: “We are really pleased. With reports of the results being very volatile this year we are particularly pleased with how well the students have done.”