Teesside High School – A-level Results Day 2020Thursday 13 August 2020 | By Samantha Hockney
Students at Teesside High School are celebrating after securing an outstanding set of A-level results, including a 100% A-level pass rate.
56% of all entries secured the highest possible A* or A grades, more than double last year’s North East average.
In addition, almost 50% of all THS Sixth Form students secured a straight set of A*-As, allowing them to progress to some of the most competitive universities in the country. Every single Year 13 pupil received their first choice university place through UCAS.
An impressive 71% of all entries at Teesside High were awarded prestigious high grades (A*-B).
Kirsty Mackenzie, Head at Teesside High School, said: “I want to pass on my congratulations to our wonderful Year 13 students for an incredible set of A-level results, achieved in very unusual circumstances.
“Results of this calibre continue to rival some of the most selective independent schools in the region, a huge testament to our fantastic team of teaching and support staff who work with pupils of all abilities and inspire them to achieve above and beyond their potential.
“In a very unique academic year, our school community has truly risen to the challenge. Our students’ dedication, resilience and excellent attitude to learning, whether in the classroom or distance learning from home, has paid off today. Every student deserves to be proud of not only their academic achievements, but the skills and qualities they have shown over two very challenging years of study.
“We are bidding a fond farewell to valued members of our school family today, some who have been at Teesside High School since Nursery. For the majority, their next step takes them to university, to study Medicine, Politics, Combined Arts and Zoo Keeping, to name but a few. We are proud to support our students into higher apprenticeships and a number of brilliant career choices, too.
“Our grateful thanks goes to our parents for their invaluable support, particularly through the last few months.”