HARTON Technology College kept up the momentum with its second set of A-level results.
The school in Lisle Road, South Shields, whose sixth form opened in September 2010, notched up an A* to E pass rate of 99.3 per cent. Last year, it achieved 99.5 per cent.
All students walked away with at least one A-level pass.
Executive headteacher Sir Ken Gibson said: “We are very pleased with the results once again.
“There was some amazing individual success.”
The top-performing student was Peter Rush, who will go on to study maths at Durham University after gaining A*s in physics, maths and further maths, and an A in chemistry.
Brendan Donnelly, 18, from South Shields, notched up A*s in chemistry and biology and As in maths and physics, and will study medicine at Leicester University.
He said: “I’m happy and pretty surprised – I wasn’t expecting A*s.”
Bethany Charlton, 18, from South Shields, achieved As in history, English language and English literature, and will study history at Durham.
She said: “I am chuffed to bits. I can’t get over it. I can’t believe it.”
Ellen Smith, from South Shields, got three As in the same subjects and will do English literature at Durham.
She said: “I’m really happy. I didn’t expect to do so well.
“Durham was my dream, but I didn’t think I would get in and thought I would have to take my insurance place, but I am over the moon I got in – it’s amazing.”
Callum Connolly, 18, from South Shields, will study chemical engineering at Leeds after gaining As in maths, further maths and physics, and a B in chemistry.
He said: “I never slept the night before, but my sleep pattern’s all over the place from revision!”
Rachel Smith, 18, from South Shields, is taking a year out after gaining an A* in biology and As in chemistry and English literature.
She had applied for a highly-competitive veterinary course at university, but was unsuccessful.
She has, however, been offered a year in industry and is contemplating accepting that before university.
Toni Robson, 18, from South Shields, did better than she had expected in psychology, business studies and law.
She gained two A*s and an A and will go on to study business management at Newcastle University.
She said: “I don’t know what to specialise in, maybe HR, and work my way up to become a consultant in HR.
“I was playing it down, just in case, but I’m really happy with my results.”
Richard Burroughs, director of sixth form at the school, said: “We are very pleased with our performance. I think we have consolidated our strong results from last year.”