Gold stars for diploma pupils

The students from Apollo Studio Academy in Peterlee with their diplomas.
The students from Apollo Studio Academy in Peterlee with their diplomas.
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Students at a Peterlee school are top of the class after scoring a 100% pass rate.

The Year 13s at the Apollo Studio Academy celebrated a clean sweep of their BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care with all the students passing the course.

The new school offers students different educational opportunities, with traditional exams and work-based qualifications studied in conjunction with work experience with local employers.

Students on the course achieved their qualifications with the support of the local NHS, schools and care homes.

Apollo Studio Academy Principal Sally Hudson said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all the students involved.”

“The staff and the students on the care courses worked really hard last year to get these results and it’s a brilliant achievement.

“The students on the health and social care course have proven that the new school is producing great results, as they each now go on to study their extended diploma.

“Applications are now open for September 2016 for students moving into Years 10 and 12.” 

Around 20 local employers are partners of the Apollo Studio Academy, but the school is keen to find more employers who want to get involved in offering work experience and apprenticeship opportunities to young people.

To find out more about the Apollo Studio Academy visit