Students at South Tyneside College are celebrating after receiving their A-Level results.
The College in South Shields achieved a 99% pass rate, up one per cent from last year.
Among those who achieved the necessary grades to progress to university was Alexander Owens from South Shields.
The 18-year-old got three A*s and an A in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry, meaning he’ll be able to go to Durham University to study mathematics.
Despite concerns over a decrease in the number of students applying to university and increased tuition fees, students at the College were hopeful about their future in higher education.
Ruby Folan, who is going on to study Primary Care at Sunderland University, said: “If you really want to go to University you should just go for it.
“Get the education you want and get the qualifications you need to pursue your chosen career.”
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