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Academy students celebrate exam results

Felicity Frank, Veronica Kelsey and Heather Laws, top of the class at Berwick Acadamy

Felicity Frank, Veronica Kelsey and Heather Laws, top of the class at Berwick Acadamy

Students at Berwick Academy are celebrating some excellent A Level results, particularly in sciences.

Eighty-nine Academy students recently sat A Level exams, with many achieving the grades they needed to take up university places around the country.

Deputy headteacher Steve Wilkes said: “We have got more getting into their first and second choices of university than we have had for a while so we’re really pleased about that.

“We’re so proud of what they have achieved.”

Veronica Kelsey from Norham did exceptionally well, gaining four A* grades in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.

But despite passing her exams with flying colours, she wasn’t take anything for granted in the run up to opening the all-important envelope.

“I was a bit panicked!” Veronica admitted. “I didn’t sleep at all last night. It was definitely a relief when I opened the envelope!”

She now goes on to Manchester University to study maths, and would like to pursue a career in mathematic modelling.

Other students also excelled. Heather Laws has accepted a place to study law at York University after gaining an A* in maths, and As in English language and chemistry.

Hannah Moses who got an A* and an A in English Literature and English Language respectively, together with a C in History, is also going to York where she will study English Literature.

“Coming in for the results was nerve wracking but we’ve made it,” she said.

Felicity Frank, who achieved an A and two Bs in maths, biology and chemistry, is going on to study chemistry at Newcastle University.

She said: “I checked Newcastle online this morning so I knew I had got in, but I didn’t know what grades I’d got so I was still relieved when I opened the envelope.”

A number of students have accepted offers to study on vocational courses after receiving their results.

Jessica Aitchison is off to Edinburgh Napier University after realising a life-long dream to study midwifery.

“I have always wanted to do midwifery,” she said. “It’s been an emotional journey but I’m so pleased I have got in!”

Joanna Fox will study Nursing at Queen Margaret University, George Murray has been accepted onto paramedic practise at Teeside, and Laura Jenkins is going to Northumbria to study Business.

 

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