A-levels results: Byron Sixth Form sees Peterlee students celebrate success

Emma Precht, head of year 13, Jamie Martin, head of year 12, student Thomas Johnson and Jacqui Jenkin, associate head teacher.

Emma Precht, head of year 13, Jamie Martin, head of year 12, student Thomas Johnson and Jacqui Jenkin, associate head teacher.

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The region’s universities will be welcoming a sixth form’s top students after they collected results today.

Leaders at Byron College, based at St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive in Peterlee, say they are “once again delighted” with the grades achieved by its A-level candidates.

Congratulations and best wishes to all students as they take their next step into work or university.

Brendan Tapping, executive headteacher

Of its 94 students, 41% achieved three A* to B grades, with many doing well in traditional subjects, while others gained three distinctions or a distinction* in A-level equivalent courses.

More than 85% of vocational students achieved at least one distinction.

Thomas Johnson achieved three A* grades including full marks in A-level maths.

He will now take a place reading general engineering at Durham University.

Other A-level students who also achieved three A grades include Jade Wigham, reading psychology at Durham, and Bryce Rayner, reading law at Newcastle.

David Macleod, reading civil engineering at Newcastle, excelled, achieving triple distinction* in engineering and a B grade in A-level maths.

Executive headteacher Brendan Tapping said: “This is a very positive set of examination results which reflects the hard work and support of students, staff and parents.

“Congratulations and best wishes to all students as they take their next step into work or university.”