A trio of scientists lead A level results at Teesside academy

A trio of scientists lead A level results at Teesside academy

18th August 2014


A TRIO of scientists lead the A level results at a Teesside academy this morning as it celebrates a marked improvement in performance.

Students at The King’s Academy, in Coulby Newham, have set a new record with 66 per cent of grades being at B or better, a jump of five per cent on last year.

Among the top performers are three boys who have excelled in gruelling subjects.

Matthew Elcoate gained four A*s in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics, and has been offered a place at Durham University to read physics. Matthew, who plays rugby for Middlesbrough U18s, said: “I’m happy, I didn’t think I’d done that well.” 

Joseph McCrae achieved an A* in chemistry, As in maths and further maths, and a B in physics and is hoping to study maths at either Durham or Leeds University;

Jeremy Hunt gained an A* in maths, an A chemistry and an B in physics and has a place to read chemistry at Durham University.

The top performing girl was Sarah Dyson with an A* in English literature, an A in English language and a B in history. Despite her strong results, Sarah had to push and persuade her first choice, Nottingham University, to accept her after initially being declined.  Sarah, who will read history, said: “I was determined to get in. I wouldn’t take no for an answer and contacted them via email until I got in.”
Other good results came from:
Abbie Crowther with As in applied business and English literature, and a B in textiles;
Ryan Coleman with As in biology and chemistry and a B in maths;
Elliot Duffy with an A in maths and Bs in chemistry and physics;
Ben Warren who has an offer to read medicine with an A in chemistry and Bs in biology and maths;
Hollie McCarten-Donnelly with an A in art and Bs in English literature and theatre studies.

Abbie, who will study fashion communications promotion at Huddersfield, said: “It’s incredible, really good. Textiles are my life. All the hard work, staying back after school and putting in so many hours at home, has really paid off.”

Principal Chris Drew said: “For two thirds of our students’ grades to be B or better is excellent for any school so we are delighted.

“We are also celebrating some exceptional individual performances with students who have worked incredibly hard and thoroughly deserve their success.”

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