Students at Teesdale School and Sixth Form are all smiles this A-level results day, as their grades see them off to study at their first-choice universities. Overall, 100% of students who intended to go on to university have achieved their grades and secured their places.
In the year that has seen the school join the North East Learning Trust, students have continued to perform highly delivering a set of results to be proud of with 100% pass rates in all subjects.
Ella Blackburn will continue the Teesdale School tradition of sending students to Oxbridge, with A grades in history and French and an A* in English literature. She is thrilled to be moving on to study history at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.
Ella said that she has loved her time at Teesdale Sixth Form. She has greatly valued the small class sizes and the individual support and guidance she has received. The leadership and enrichment opportunities also made a real difference to her application.
Sam Holmes, also with straight A grades including an A* in mathematics, is delighted with his results and will move on to York University to study natural sciences. He also remarked that high levels of individual guidance have helped him to reach such high standards.
Dr Janice Gorlach, executive headteacher said:
“We are delighted with the results and are so proud of our students who have worked hard to achieve them. The students’ results are a testament to their ability combined with hard work, the support of their families and the dedication of our teaching staff.”
Ms Clare Ellis, headteacher said: “I’m particularly thrilled for students who have performed exceptionally well in their vocational qualifications. Amongst the many high grades there were three candidates who achieved between them, 10 distinction starred grades, the highest possible that can be awarded.”
Declan Slack was awarded four distinction stars and Georgia Grey and Caitlin Owen each achieved three distinction stars.
Clare Ellis added: “What is particularly impressive about these results is that at Teesdale School, students who follow either an academic or vocational pathway do very well and have an excellent platform from which to progress to higher education, apprenticeships, training and employment”.