A-level results day excitement #mailexams

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THE anxious wait for students was over today as they received their A-level results.

Hard-working teenagers across Hartlepool and East Durham were due into college early this morning to find out how they have done.

And the early signs are good with one town college revealing students have achieved a staggering 99.8 per cent pass rate.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Hartlepool College of Further Education and English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College all swung open their doors this morning to students eager to find out how they have fared in their exams.

Bosses at Hartlepool Sixth Form College praised their “outstanding” students who achieved a 99.8 per cent pass rate, making the college one of the highest achievers in the country.

Twenty-nine out of 30 subjects had a 100 per cent pass rate.

Delighted acting principal Carole Horseman said: “This is a magnificent achievement by both students and staff.

“These results confirm that the college remains an outstanding provider and together with the National Student Survey published earlier this year, which rated Hartlepool Sixth Form College as being top for student satisfaction, shows that this has been another great year for the college.

“High grades are up by more than five per cent and in total 210 top star grades were achieved.

“Students can be proud of their achievements and I wish them every success for the future.”

Over at Hartlepool College of Further Education students were anxiously counting down the hours to receiving their results at around 10am today.

Rebecca Hodgson, 19, from West View, studied three A-levels at English Martyrs and also completed an A-level in English Literature at Hartlepool College of FE. Ahead of receiving her results, Rebecca told the Mail: “I’m mortified, terrified, petrified, I just want to find out how I’ve done to get the weight off my shoulders.

“I want to go on and study law at Durham University so hopefully I’ve done enough to get there.”

Mail reporters have been out and about this morning at colleges throughout Hartlepool and East Durham.

Full coverage will appear in tomorrow’s Mail and updates will appear on www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk throughout today.

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