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A level success

Date Published:
Thursday 13 August 2020

This morning students at Hermitage Academy collected their much anticipated A Level results and there were plenty of happy faces as their hard work finally paid off with a clutch of excellent grades. Despite the unprecedented global situation and the national uncertainty surrounding results, Hermitage Sixth Formers have done themselves and the school proud. 

Many students have now been accepted onto their first-choice further and higher education courses with university places secured including at prestigious Russell Group institutions.  

Our top performing boy, Ryan Days, achieved three A* grades and an A grade. Emma Gray, our top performing girl, achieved three A* grades and a Distinction*. Our vocational courses shone brightly this year too with Katie Ann Crampton achieving distinction grades across all her subjects.   

Head of Sixth Form, Stephanie Whitaker said:  

“We are incredibly proud of our students who demonstrated such determination and grit throughout their time with us, which we celebrate and recognise today. They are an absolute credit to the school and the community that they represent.” 

“This year group has had to endure a school year like no other, yet despite this, they have remained focused and committed to their studies. Today’s results, coupled with the many admirable qualities our students have demonstrated throughout their time in Sixth Form, will I am sure stand them in good stead for the future. We wish them every success in their future endeavor"” 

Since joining the North East Learning Trust last September, Hermitage Sixth Form has undergone a range of rapid improvements including new interiors and changes to teaching and learning approaches. This years’ results show the positive impact these are having with staff and students across the sixth form and the main secondary school committed to making it an outstanding school once again.