A South Tyneside school has achieved its best ever A level results.
Staff at St Wilfrid’s RC College have praised students for their hard work as a third of the grades achieved were at grade A or A*.
It is an achievement which has helped the school record its “best ever” results - and it’s students gain places at their chosen universities.
James Inkster, 18, is now set to take his place at Cambridge University to study English Literature after gaining the grades he needed.
The 18-year-old from Biddick Hall worked is way to achieving three A*s in History, English Literature and religious Studies.
He said: “It has been really difficult. It has been lots of hard work and missing out on holidays to study.
We are absolutely delighted with our best ever A level results.
“It was the middle of last year when I thought about going to Cambridge and realised it could be achieved.”
“Cambridge is one of those places you don’t think you’d ever get to go to but I worked hard and I knew I had done everything I could do.
“My family are very proud. It’s only just starting to sink in now.”
Fern Bass, 18 from Horsley Hill has been accepted at Durham University to study Maths after achieving A*s in Maths and Further Maths and an A in Physics.
She said: “It has been really hard and I didn’t expect the results I’ve got.
“The night before the results I was really bad. I couldn’t sleep at all. I was really nervous, I wasn’t expecting the A*s at all.
“Now, that I’ve got them I feel great. I’m really happy.”
Ryan Fallon, 18, from Tyne Dock who was head boy at the school achieved an A in English Language and Theology and a C in History.
He will now go to Newcastle to study History and Politics.
He said: “When I checked UCAS this morning I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t sleep at all the night before as I was so worried.
“It all hasn’t really sunk in. I just feel really blessed by someone.”
Head of School Peter Mitchell said: “We are absolutely delighted with our best ever A level results. This is testimony to the hard work of our pupils and staff.
“Over a third of all grades were at grade A or A* and well over half of all the grades were at grade B or better. The average points per entry (APS) over all grades was at B-. We wish our students all the very best as they move to new challenges at University, Further Education or Employment.
“We are delighted to be sending students to Cambridge, Durham, LSE, Newcastle and other Russell Group universities.”