A SOUTH Tyneside student is off to Scotland after proving a star at her A-level exams.
Amy Milburn is heading north of the border after making the grade.
The 18-year-old got an A* in her favourite subject, history, and also picked up A and B grades in politics and religious studies.
Amy, from Cleadon, is now bidding farewell to the sixth form at Newcastle’s Church High School and heading off to St Andrews University to study theology.
The teenager, daughter of Cleadon and East Boldon councillor Jeff Milburn, said: “I was the first one in the year to pick up my results, at 7.15am, because I was sure I wasn’t going to do well, so I am just really surprised and so happy!
“It’s been quite a stressful few months studying for my exams, and I am just glad it’s all over.
“My dream of opening a bakery one day has helped to alleviate the pressure of work, as I baked a lot and brought in cakes every day to revision sessions.
“I will miss seeing everyone I see every day and have grown close to.
“I’ve been able to make some great friends for life here, and there hasn’t been a day when I didn’t want to come in. It’s sad leaving.”
Headteacher Joy Gatenby said: “I’m delighted, emotional and unbelievably proud of all that our girls have achieved.
“This is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work and dedication from our girls and our whole school community.”
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