The Principal of Thornhill College has paid tribute to staff and students after the school posted excellent A Level results.
Marguerite Hamilton said: “We are absolutely delighted and so proud of all our girls who have achieved such outstanding success in their A level examinations. 97% (182 students) achieved 3+A*-C grades or equivalent at A level. 30 students achieved 3 or more A*/A grades.
These outstanding results reflect the hard work and dedication of students and teachers and the vital support of parents.
“Many of our students have already confirmed places at their first choice universities and we wish them well at this exciting stage of their academic careers. It is wonderful to see the smiles of girls who know that their commitment to study and collaboration with teachers has been so successful.”
Meanwhile, there has been help for many students across the North who have not performed as well as they’d hoped.
The Exam Results Helpline has handled thousands of calls from students looking for advice and guidance following A Level results day last Thursday. Around 60% of all calls have been about Clearing and advisers have been providing support to students who are considering using the system as a way of continuing into University despite not receiving their predicted grades.
Over 20,000 students were placed through Clearing over the weekend.
As well as Clearing the highly experienced advisers at Exam Results Helpline also provide advice on vocational learning, apprenticeships, gap years, funding, higher education, resits and careers advice.
The Exam Results Helpline can be reached on 0808 100 8000 and lines are open until Saturday 23rd August.
Calls are free from landlines and mobile network charges vary.