The Duston School has bucked the national trend by achiveing its best ever set of A-level results.
The number of students achieving a B or above has increased from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.
Top performing students included Fay Banks who gained two A*s, an A and a C and will be going on to study English Literature at Loughborough and Charlotte Coleman who achieved an A*, A and a B and will be studying law at Exeter.
Good grades were als secured by Hafiz Al Araf who will be studying aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow after gaining an A*, A and B; and Luke Francis who will be studying chemistry at Nottingham after gaining two As and a B.
Both Jorden Bray and Emma Britten also celebrated success with Jorden achieving two Distinction*s, and a B, and Emma also achieving two Distinction*s and an A* in Fine Art.
Gill Salver, Principal of The Duston School said, “It has been a particularly tense time for students this year with all the negative publicity surrounding changes to A levels and predictions that results would fall nationally, so it is very pleasing to celebrate such superb results here.”
Jane Herriman, Executive Principal, added: “It was fantastic to see so many of our young people celebrating their achievements this morning and we wish all our students every success in the future whatever they choose to go on to do. We continue to work relentlessly to ensure that standards at Post 16 exceed the national average.”