A Levels 2020: Bede Academy celebrates students’ success

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Bede Academy is delighted to be celebrating the successes of its year 13 students.

Their time at Bede Academy Sixth Form came to a very abrupt end on March 20 and the school says the cancellation of exams will undoubtedly have been a huge shock to them all.

But staff are extremely proud of the way the students have dealt with a very frustrating time and say the class of 2020 has been an absolute delight to work with.

The students have been astute in picking out the best universities for the courses they want to take.

This year sees Bede Academy Sixth Form students heading off to universities across the country.

Bede Academy students Olivia Quinn who will be studying medicine and surgery at Newcastle University, Joanna Swainston who will be studying music at Cambridge University and Sara Mcguigan who will be studying medicine at Sunderland University.

Other students who have excelled and are looking forward to a bright future are Hannah Greener who will be studying Business Management at Newcastle University, Rosie Legender who will be studying Primary Education at University of Durham, Teigan Nesbitt who will be studying Nursing Science at Northumbria University, Karlie Walker who will be studying Sports Development at Northumbria University, Ellie Ramshaw who will be studying Primary Education at Sunderland University, Jack Watson who will be studying Games Development at Sunderland University, Zoe Watts who will be studying Biology at Newcastle University and Erin Kutyla who will be studying Sports Science at University of Durham.

Staff say the students have shown real resilience and understanding of the process that they have been through in what has been possibly the most challenging period and despite all the recent controversy, a large number of its students have yet again secured places at top universities and apprenticeships.

Some students have used their time away from school to evaluate their futures and have opted for apprenticeships or to go direct into the world of work.

Andrew Thelwell, Principal (Secondary), said: “Our students should feel extremely proud of their achievements and for many they really do reflect the hard work that they put into their studies over the past two years.

“We have developed a very strong work ethic amongst our sixth formers at Bede and I am sure they will benefit from this as they go onto further education.

“It is also fantastic to see students making the most of apprenticeship opportunities.

“We will miss the class of 2020, but we wish them all well for their future endeavours.”

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