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GCSE results day

The Northern Echo:

9:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

Live reports, key results and pictures from schools around the region

Success for music hopeful

The Northern Echo: SMOOTH MARKS: All that jazz, Tom Joashi, of Richmond, with his sax and top results.

5:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SAXOPHONIST Tom Joashi’s school days reached a crescendo after he achieved 10A*s and As.

Overall GCSE pass rate 'slightly up' but English takes a hit

The Northern Echo: Richmond School students celebrate their GCSE results:    Pictured (L-to-R) Kieran Spence, Sophie Spink, Henry Willis, Pippa Williamson Fox, Thomas Markham, Beth Teale, Robin Nolan.

5:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DESPITE what is thought to be the biggest drop in English grades in the history of GCSE there has been a slight increase in the number of candidates who scored an A* to C pass.

Hard work pays off for GCSE success story Adam, from Sedgefield

The Northern Echo: TOP MARKS: Sixteen year old Adam Foakes from Sedgefield College with his GCSE results. Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER has achieved an A* in English Literature despite not learning to speak until he was five-years-old and struggling with literacy as a child.

Language is no barrier for Polish student

The Northern Echo: GCSE JOY: Smashing her exams, volleyball player Laura Hailes

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LANGUAGE proved to be no barrier for a Polish student who secured some top GSCE results, despite being able to speak no English when he started school.

Globalisation is putting language learning firmly on the agenda

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

In an increasingly global economy, there has never been a better time to learn a second language, writes Pat Howarth, principal of Hummersknott Academy in Darlington.

Sales training bootcamp boosts skills

The Northern Echo: Suzanne Jobson from Cestria Community Housing and New Results training directors Mike Lever and Nevil Tynemouth (pictured left)  with the young future entrepreneurs at One Point Hub, Chester -le-Street, Durham.

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YOUNG people in Chester- le-Street were ready to hit the market stalls after taking part in a sales bootcamp.

Dental nurse course aims to fill gap

The Northern Echo: Photograph shows (L-to-R): Mark Warner – principal dentist at Framwellgate Dental Surgery, Claire Kelly – curriculum manager at New College Durham, Abbie Hillman – dental nurse at Framwellgate Dental Surgery. The ‘patient’ is

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEW College Durham has launched a new course to help students take their first steps towards a career in the dental industry.

New head for 600-year-old school

The Northern Echo: New headmaster Kieran McLaughlin Durham School Picture,Keith Taylor  (9416290)

4:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW headmaster has taken over at a 600-year-old private school.

Universities still have unfilled courses

4:31pm Friday 15th August 2014

UNIVERSITIES in the region still have limited places available for students who are in clearing or have still not found the right course.

A-level results day reports, results, pictures and video

The Northern Echo:

8:10am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level results day live blog featuring pass rates, outstanding individual success stories, pictures and video from schools and colleges throughout the region.

Pass rate for A-level dips as students switch to 'harder' subjects

The Northern Echo: Students celebrating outstanding A-level results at Durham School, which enjoyed a record-breaking pass rate of 99.5 per cent.  Pictured (L-to-R):  Jonny Ward, Callum Clark, Brad Cleary, Sarah Bulmer, Max George and Elliot Foster

4:54pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AS A-level results day unfolded thousands of North-East and North Yorkshire teenagers were left celebrating another bumper crop of results.

A-levels students gaining top grade increases while pass rate falls

The Northern Echo:

9:48am Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE A-levels were handed the very highest grade this summer, but the overall pass rate fell for the first time in more than 30 years, official figures show.

Children's books to get international audience

The Northern Echo: Peter Brunton, children's authorwith Mike Gilkes (9082961)

2:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST author’s tales of oil rig workers and a friendly seal are to be heard in Norway thanks to a European networking organisation.

Catch up with all the A-level results on our live blog tomorrow

The Northern Echo: A picture taken in August 2013 of student Lucy Burton celebrating gaining outstanding grades and a place at Northumbria University with her father, David Burton, head of English at Richmond School, North Yorkshire.

8:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THOUSANDS of teenagers across the region will find out their all-important A-level results tomorrow (Thursday) morning and you will be able to catch up with them by visiting our special live blog.

Multi-million hi-tech makeover for Teesside University facility

The Northern Echo: Artist's impression of the Orion building

3:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FUTURISTIC make-over will help a university showcase the latest technologies as part of a multi-million pound investment.

North-East student is shortlisted for £40,000 art prizes

The Northern Echo: Shortlisted artist Helen McCartney from Sunderland University pictured with some of her work

10:33am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TEN graduating artists have been shortlisted for a major national art prize run by Northumbria University, including one from the North-East.

End of year celebration for Free School

The Northern Echo: Staff and students at Marchbank Free School in Darlington pose for an end of term photograph.

10:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

STAFF and students at Marchbank Free School in Darlington have bid a fond farewell to their Y6 students at the school’s first end of year awards ceremony and graduation event.

Conference gives a platform to outstanding school leaders

The Northern Echo: Pallister Park Primary School head teacher,  Chris Wain (pictured with pupils) is one of the four guest speakers at the 'Inclusively Outstanding' conference in Darlington.

10:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SCHOOL leaders across the region are being invited to a Darlington conference which will showcase the talents of individuals who have helped make schools top performers.

Students grade Newcastle University as 'one of the best' in UK

The Northern Echo: TOP RESULT: Ninety-one per cent of students graduating from Newcastle University say they are satisfied with their experience

12:03am Tuesday 12th August 2014

NEWCASTLE University is ranked as one of the best in the country for student experience, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey.

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