Dozens of Gateshead College students have been celebrating after achieving record-breaking A-Level results today.
The hard work and success of the students who received A* - E grades saw the college achieve an overall 97.5% pass rate – its best ever set of results.
The students shone with grades which were 4.5% above the national rate with 42% achieving the top grades (A*, A, and B).
A record 16 subjects achieved 100% pass rates, beating the previous record of 15 from 2013.
Most students will now be going on to study for a degree at universities across the country. Others will pursue vocational qualifications from the wide range of options available to them.
Judith Doyle, principal at Gateshead College, was among the first to congratulate the students on their success.
She said: “Our students have done fantastically well and their grades are the result of the commitment they have shown to their studies over the past two years. I would like to congratulate them for their dedication and drive, which has brought them deserved success.
“I’m also very proud of the quality of the teaching we provide, which has enabled us to achieve another excellent set of results.
“The students will now be faced with some important career choices. Anyone who is concerned about getting a place at university or what to do next have plenty of options available.”
Gateshead College offers a wide range of foundation and honours degree courses delivered in partnership with local universities and by lecturers who have worked in industry and commerce and understand the skills required by employers.
Places are still available on a wide range of courses including leadership and management, IT, playwork, music technology and building services.
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