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A Level Results Day: Head Girl Secures Kings College Triumph

Teesside High School Sixth Former Khunsha Cheema (pictured) was celebrating this morning. Khunsha, the School’s Head Girl last year, has secured her place at Kings College London to study Medicine, thanks to 3 A*s and one A Grade at A Level.

Khunsha, from Ingleby Barwick, joined Teesside High School when she was just six years old and has been an outstanding student throughout her School career. She became Head Girl in 2012, held an academic scholarship and won awards for academic achievement, Latin and Speech and Drama. She has achieved her A Level A* Grades in Biology, History and English Literature and her A Grade in Chemistry. 

Head Teacher, Deborah Duncan, said the School was delighted with Khunsha’s success. “I congratulate Khunsha on achieving these outstanding grades to secure her place to study Medicine, as competition for places in this field is so fierce, particularly at highly regarded Universities such as Kings College. Khunsha worked very hard and truly deserves her place at this prestigious University.”

Overall, the percentage of A* results has increased by 6% at Teesside High School this year compared to 2012 and 28% of students achieved A* to A Grades. 50% of all results were grades A* to B and 83% of results were A* to C Grades.

Other students celebrating getting into their first choice of university include:

  • Harrison Crawley who will study Finance and Investment Management at Northumbria
  • Caitlin Hepworth, who will study History at Sheffield
  • Frances McMahon, who will study Marketing at Southampton
  • Olivia Tindle, who will study Geography at Newcastle
  • Beth Towers who will study International Business Management at York St John
  • Euan Tremlett, who will study Sports Therapy at Teesside. Euan is taking a gap year before embarking on his degree and this weekend, he travels to South Africa to spend three months teaching rugby in the townships.

Deborah Duncan continued: “I also congratulate all of the other Sixth Form students who have worked so hard this year.”

Pictured clockwise from top left: Harrison Crawley; Euan Tremlett; Caitlin Hepworth; Olivia Tindle