Straight A students celebrate

Students at Northallerton College celebrate their A-level results.
Students at Northallerton College celebrate their A-level results.

STUDENTS celebrated being part of the A list as they collected their results from college.

Ten students from Northallerton College gained straight As in their A Level results, two successfully securing places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Alex Wickens, 18, of Thimbleby, achieved A*s in all three subjects and will now read biological science at Wadham College, Oxford.

Joshua Hinton, 18, of Northallerton, gained one A* and three As to read English literature at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Other straight A students were Jennifer Chandler, of Maunby, Kimberley Butler, of Danby Wiske, Rebecca Dammann, of Northallerton, Anna Todd, of Northallerton, Amelia Waldock, of Welbury, Isabella Pratt, of Northallerton, Darren Taylor, of Northallerton, and Emma Curtis, of Thrintoft, all 18.

Kimberley plans to read medicine at Sheffield, Jennifer psychology at Newcastle, Rebecca maths at Bristol, Darren chemical engineering at Leeds and Amelia, Isabella and Emma will take gap years.

Overall the college saw 99 per cent of its students pass their A Levels and the majority get into their first choice of university.

Chairman of Governors John Dennis said: “The college is proud of the achievements of all of our students and we wish them the very best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

Associate Principal Steve Merifield added: “We are particularly pleased that our students achieved the grades they needed to secure places at their first choice of university.”