Student leaders shine on A-level results day

Tuesday 10 August 2021 | By Samantha Hockney

The Student Leadership Team at Teesside High School is overjoyed with a clean sweep of high grades on A-level results day.

Head Boy, Alfie, and Head Girl, Eva, have secured an incredible 3 A*s, 2 As and 1 B grade between them.

Alfie has studied his challenging Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics A-levels alongside extensive cricket training out of school. Alfie plays for Middlesbrough Cricket Club’s first team as an opening bowler, and has played at county level for County Durham Seconds throughout the season as well as representing the North of England U18s. He is considering his many options before confirming his place at university.

Meanwhile, Eva’s A*A*B grades allow her to fulfil her lifelong ambition of studying Medicine, at the University of Sunderland.

Alfie and Eva are ably supported in their roles by School Games Captain Rohan, who proudly collects A*AB grades today, and Performing Arts Captain Cate, whose BBB grades secure her a place to study Journalism and English at Northumbria University.

Rohan will read Sports Management at Loughborough University from September.

Jane Bird, Head of Sixth Form at Teesside High School, said:

“It has been a pleasure to support our Year 13 pupils with their university applications this year, and it is wonderful to see the final piece of the puzzle being put into place today. Our students should be exceptionally proud of their A-level results.

“University application guidance at THS Sixth Form starts early, and every pupil has access to a highly experienced UCAS tutor who can guide them every step of the way, from initial Open Day visits and Oxbridge taster days, to drafting personal statements and practising mock interviews. Many of our students this year have taken advantage of work experience, arranged with professionals in relevant fields.

“We also have a wide variety of co-curricular activities and expertise to help students prepare for the transition from Sixth Form to university and beyond. We are very proud recipients of the Barclays LifeSkills Award in recognition of our work in this area.

“Each year I could not be more proud of the mature decisions our students take in order to fulfil their ambitions; being part of this process is a real privilege. I wish our wonderful Year 13 cohort the very best for their next step.”