Hartlepool academy celebrates sixth formers' A-level success

Dyke House Academy executive principal Andrew Jordon.
Dyke House Academy executive principal Andrew Jordon.

A Hartlepool school is celebrating the achievements of its sixth form students after another successful year of A-level results.

Dyke House Academy is one of 10 secondary academies operated by Northern Education Trust (NET).

Its results in Mathematics, Humanities, PE, Computing and English Literature were particularly strong, with a number of students gaining top grades at A-level.

Many who hope to go on to higher education met or exceeded their offers, allowing them to gain access to the UK's best universities.

Outstanding individual performances included Morgan McKay, whose two A*s and two As enable him to go to York University to study Computer Science.

Adam Brown gained three A*s and a B and is going to Durham to study Psychology, while Ben Hall will study Biological Sciences at the same university after achieving three As and a B.

Acting principal Adam Palmer said: “I want to congratulate the students and their parents for a fantastic set of results.

"We are all extremely proud of the hard work and dedication they have demonstrated in order to achieve these results.

"As an academy we are proud that the students will leave well equipped for University or employment.

"We are also delighted that we have continued to support students that have ambitions to study abroad, with Ben Bailey and Amy Sutheran heading off to the USA to begin their golf scholarships."

Executive principal Andrew Jordon extended his congratulations and thanks to his teaching staff and students for their dedication and commitment.

"Results like these, which demonstrate strong year-on-year improvement, make all the hard work worthwhile.

"It is so gratifying to have played a part in helping our excellent students gain life-changing outcomes.

"Our 2018 A-level results are further proof of the Trust’s growing reputation for providing the best in sixth form education.”

NET's ethos is to improve schools through a combination of strong, visionary leadership, high-quality teaching and learning and highly effective governance.