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STUDENTS studying on A2 and AS-level courses at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College had every reason to celebrate as they were informed of their high grade AS and A2 exam results.

Many were ecstatic as they realised that their high grades would secure them a place at their first choice of university, including two students who had applied to Cambridge University.

Voted best in the country for one-to-one and personal academic support, Queen Alexandra is committed to ensuring its students are able to realise their full potential. Staff at the college are delighted with the Alevel results this year, which show a 99.6% pass rate across all A2-level courses and the number of students achieving high grades (A-B) has increased year on year, bucking the national trend of declining high grades.

Jade Stephenson, 18, from Blyth, a former Astley Community High School pupil, was overjoyed with her results; sweeping the board last year with A grades at AS-level in biology, chemistry, physics and maths she exceeded these exceptional grades by achieving A* grades in biology, chemistry and maths, earning her a well-deserved place at Cambridge University to study medicine.

She said: "I am thrilled with my grades and I am looking forward to going to Cambridge University in September. I couldn't have achieved all that I have without the fantastic support from all of the staff at Queen Alex. I would also like to thank Professor Chris Day, pro-vice chancellor of the Faculty of Medical Science at Newcastle University who works with students like me at Queen Alex, supporting us through the Cambridge University application process."

Katie Newbold, 19, from Palmersville, also a Cambridge University applicant, was delighted to have achieved A-level grades of an A* in English language, A in classics, and a B in sociology, these qualifications complement the two Alevels Katie took last year; in which she achieved grades of an A* in English literature and an A in psychology.

Andy Learmouth, 20, from Forest Hall, a former Longbenton Community College pupil, achieved outstanding results with A-level grades with an A* in sociology, A in media studies, and Bs in both history and psychology. Andy has been accepted to Newcastle University to study law.

. ? To find out more information about studying A-levels at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College in September, contact a student advisor on 0191 229 5123, email enquiries@queenalex.co.uk or visit www.queenalex.co.uk.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 21, 2013
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