Three Cleadon youngsters are among those celebrating top marks on A-level results day.
Tizzy Lawson, 18, Anna Harding, 18 and Genevieve Perrins, 18, who all study at Newcastle High School for Girls, are looking forward to university life.
Tizzy, who is also deputy head girl, picked up three A*s and an A and is off to Leeds University to study medicine.
She said: “I’m so emotional today, I’m just so happy. I can’t believe I’m going to Leeds to study medicine.
“I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was little and studying medicine means I’m taking a great step towards my future career, I just think it’ll be so rewarding.”
Anna, who clinched an A* in economics and two As in Spanish and maths, said: “I am very happy and really relieved. I’ll now be going to London School of Economics to study accounting and finance, which I think will give me a really strong grounding in business skills.”
Genevieve, who got two A*s and an A, will also be going to Leeds University to study medicine, said: “I’m just taking one step at a time at the minute, it’s all still surreal.”
Sunderland’s Kathryn Harder, 18, a fellow Newcastle High School for Girls pupil, was also very happy with her results of two As and one B and will be heading to Newcastle University to study electrical engineering.
She said: “I loved studying here, but I am very excited to study engineering.”