Teesdale School youngsters make the grade for a fifth year running (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Teesdale School youngsters make the grade for a fifth year running
IT was raining A grades at Teesdale School, Barnard Castle, where more than 20 students gained top marks in at least eight subjects.
For the fifth year in a row, more than 70 per cent of the school's GCSE pupils achieved five A-Cs, with 40 per cent making the grade for the English Baccalaureate.
Among those celebrating was Alex Harris, who admitted to a few nerves when opening his envelope.
He needn't have worried as it contained the news he had got eight A*s and two As.
The 16-year-old Barnard Castle youngster now plans to go to sixth form college and eventually hopes to pursue a career in medicine.
Caitlin Carr was delighted with her 10 A grades, seven of which were at A*.
“I felt English and history had gone okay. I was a bit nervous about the others, especially the sciences,” she said.
After sixth form, she hopes to study English literature at university.
Vice-principal Neil Williams was pleased with the school's performance.
“These figures represent another year of outstanding achievement,” he said.
“All schools might be expected to experience fluctuations in their performance, but at Teesdale we are delighted that our exam performance has been consistently outstanding for five consecutive years.”
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