Retiring Morpeth head proud of Cambridge Heath’s A-level performance
PUBLISHED: 13:28 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 15 August 2013
The retiring headteacher of Morpeth School has spoken of his pride after students graduated with A-levels from Cambridge Heath Sixth Form College.
Sir Alisdair Macdonald retired at the end of the last academic year – but he turned up to see how his former pupils got on in their A-levels today.
Cambridge Heath College supplies sixth form facilities for Morpeth, as well as Swanlea and Oaklands schools.
“We are very pleased,” he admitted. “We are particularly pleased because this is only our third year as a sixth form.
“The number of pupils going on to Russell Group universities has gone up this year.”
Among more than 20 of those students going to the UK’s most prestigious universities is Selsabil Amine, who is heading to the London School of Economics to study law.
She received two A* grades in religious studies and sociology after taking an extra year to complete her A-Levels in order to get more work experience under her belt.
“I am in disbelief,” she said. “I was hoping for one A*, but two A*s is more than I hoped to dream for.”
But another high flyer has opted to take a year out of education.
Phuong Luong got two A*s in biology and maths, with a further two A grades in chemistry and physics.
“I am going to work a part time job and do work experience mentoring students,” she said after opening her results.
“I want to do a degree in biology and I just want to explore what to do in the meantime,” she added.