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Congratulations to our A level students on another set of superb results!

Durham Johnston students are once again celebrating outstanding successes in today’s A-level results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at school.

Michael Wardle, Headteacher, said, “Once again this set of results underlines the hard work and determination of our students, the commitment of their families, and the support of our staff. Behind these outstanding results lie very many individual stories of success, sometimes against all of the odds.

We are absolutely thrilled with the success of our students. It has been a busy morning and we are pleased to see so many of our students achieving their expected places at and a wide range of universities. Students secured top university places such as Durham, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh, in addition to Oxbridge.

At A2 level 45% of grades awarded were either A* or A – an exceptional achievement. Well over three quarters of grades awarded were A*, A or B. A staggering 22% of students, that is over 40 individual young people, achieved three or more A* or A grades.

The Johnston community is rightly proud of all of its sixth formers, with students from all backgrounds performing very well indeed. We seek academic excellence for all of our students, and we know that they have high aspirations, and are able to compete with the very best. Once again, our students have risen to the challenges set before them, and we wish them all the best as they begin the next stage of their education, training or employment”.

Each year the Johnston sends more than 170 students on to university or apprenticeships. The performance of the students regularly puts the school near the top of league tables for non-selective schools nationally on a variety of measures, and we expect this to be the same for this cohort, even in a year where the structure of examinations has changed so radically.