Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Newcastle School for Boys Secures Its Best Ever A-Level Results

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Newcastle School for Boys Secures Its Best Ever A-Level Results

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THURSDAY'S A-level results saw great success for Gosforth-based Newcastle School for Boys, with the sixth form securing its best set of results in its history.

Boys at the school produced a record-breaking set of results with a 100% pass rate and over 35% of the grades being awarded at A* and A: higher than the national average by some margin. These results are particularly pleasing in a year where there has been added uncertainty due to the new examination reforms.

Among the overall achievement for the Year 13 cohort, the School also saw particular successes on an individual level.

Notably, 18-year-old James Holland secured himself two A* grades and an A, and Sunny Sudera, also 18, who achieved an A* and two As, in addition to his A* for his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Both boys now go on to reconsider their university courses having surpassed their predicated grades with Sudera interested in studying Dentistry, and Holland, Philosophy.

Equally strong were the results of Timothy Sung, 18, with an A*, two As and an A* EPQ, who will shortly be joining University College London to read European Social and Political Studies.

Deputy head, Alex Newman, said of the results: "We're incredibly pleased with the boys' results this year. There has been a huge amount of hard work put in over the past two years and the boys should be very proud of their achievements.

"Many of the boys now go on to study some fantastic courses at some of the UK's most prestigious universities. We greatly look forward to keeping in touch with them and hearing all about their future successes.

"Alongside our A-level courses, we also run a hugely successful Extended Project Qualification programme at the school. This has been of great benefit to a number of the boys who not only have been able to earn extra UCAS points for their university application but it has also allowed them to study and report in a style they will have to master whilst at university."

The EPQ programme allows students to deliver a project of their own choice, developing essential skills in research and presentation, preparing them for study at undergraduate level. …

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