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Bumper crop of A-level results for Darlington students
TEENAGERS across Darlington are looking forward to bright futures after achieving another bumper crop of A-level results.
Students at Carmel College had good reason to celebrate after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate, with 52 per cent of students securing A*, A or B grades.
Among the success stories was 18-year-old Elly Humphrey, who achieved two A* and three A grades, securing a place at Cambridge to study history of art – becoming the first student at the college to do so.
Principal Maura Regan said: “The course is extremely prestigious, so she has done extremely well.
“These students have all worked incredibly hard to get these fantastic grades so they should be very proud of themselves."
Fellow student Joe Mash also earned a place at Cambridge to study French and law, while Beth Tulloch will study biomedical sciences at Oxford.
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College gained a 99 per cent pass rate, with 50 per cent of students achieveing A*, A or B grades.
Almost 90 students gained 135 A* grades between them, including 18-year-old Dominic Birch, from Long Newton, near Stockton, who achieved five A* grades, securing his place at Durham to study history and English, and Michael Jones, also 18, from Sedgefield, who was awarded four A* grades and will read engineering at Cambridge.
Principal Tim Fisher said: “Our results are once again fantastic and a credit to both students and staff who have worked together with such determination and commitment to maximise success.
“The overall pass rate of 99 per cent is tremendous and even more exceptional when taking into account the vast number of entries – more than 900 students were entered for 2,500 in 52 different subjects.”
Students at Polam Hall secured a pass rate of almost 99 per cent, with 54 per cent of students achieveing A*, A or B grades.
Among the students celebrating was Nigel Chan who achieved three A grades and will now go on to read law in Bristol.
Headmaster John Moreland said: “We’re extremely proud of the achievements of our pupils, which are a reflection of their hard work and dedication.”
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