MORE than130 students celebrated positive GCSE results in English and maths after sitting their exams in November.

Students at Northumberland College resat their GCSEs alongside their college courses and saw improvement in their grades, meaning they can now progress on to university of secure employment.

As the college is currently shut for Covid-19, the students received their results via email.

Judith Quinn, interim deputy principal of curriculum, said: “I would like to congratulate all the students who have now achieved their GCSE English and maths from the November exam series, after what has been such a difficult and uncertain year for them. Many are already aware of the huge national challenges that exist with regards to GCSE English and maths in post 16 education, even in non-Covid circumstances. These results showcase the hard work, resilience and dedication displayed by the students despite the disruption caused by Covid-19.

“Thank you to all the staff who have taught and supported the students to achieve such positive outcomes, and the exams team who organised a high number of exams safely in the middle of a pandemic.”