PUPILS at Harton Technology College were celebrating after passing their GCSE exams with flying colours.
Every single pupil to sit the exams at the Lisle Road school, in South Shields, passed with five A* to C grades.
Of those students, 58 per cent passed with five A* to Cs including maths and English.
Antonia Barry, of Harton, South Shields, was celebrating after achieving eight A*s and two As.
The 16-year-old is staying on at Harton Sixth Form to study biology, chemistry, physics and English literature, and hopes to go into medicine.
She said: “I’m really happy. I’ve just revised so hard and it’s finally paid off.”
Sophie Lincoln, 16, of Whiteleas, South Shields, was also celebrating after racking up five A*s and three As.
She’s staying on at Harton Sixth Form to study chemistry, biology, history and politics, and aims to go into either medicine or dentistry.
She said: “I’m over the moon, it’s so much better than I expected.
“It’s been hard work and I revised so much but it’s obviously paid off.”
Fellow pupil Alexander Cousins gained four A* and four A grades.
The 16-year-old, from Harton, South Shields, is also staying on at Harton Sixth Form to study biology, maths, chemistry and physics. He hopes to go on to study for a degree in physics.
Executive headteacher Sir Ken Gibson said: “The students have worked incredibly hard and I wish them continued success in the future, whether they are staying with us at Harton’s thriving sixth form or venturing off to pastures new.
“I would also like to thank the staff for their continued marvellous effort in securing such results.
“The support offered by parents and Governors is also a significant factor in the continued success of the school.
“This is an exciting time for our students as they prepare to move onto the next phase of their education, and we are happy to know that at Harton they have developed a range of skills for the transition.”