GCSE RESULTS: Hebburn headteacher delighted with results

HIGH ACHIEVER ... Hebburn Comprehensive pupil Lucy Newman.
HIGH ACHIEVER ... Hebburn Comprehensive pupil Lucy Newman.

HEADTEACHER David Thompson said he was “delighted” with the overall GCSE results at Hebburn Comprehensive School.

He said: “Students performed particularly well in the core subjects, with a phenomenal 88 per cent of students achieving the national measure of A* to C in English and an equally impressive 77 per cent achieving the national measure in maths.

“This means that three-quarters of the year group leave with the all-important English and maths link-up, putting them in an excellent position for the future.”

Among the highest achieving students was Lucy Newman, 16, of Hebburn, who gained eight A* grades across science and arts subjects.

She said: “I’ve worked hard, and the course was difficult, but I’m going on to the St Joseph’s sixth form and then want to study medicine at university, specialising in cardio-vascular surgery.”

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