A very relieved 18-year-old Catherine Pepper, from Newcastle, picked up an impressive 2A* and an A today and will now go on to study Chemistry at Birmingham University. She said: “I’ve been so nervous about getting my results and I’m just so happy to have done this well. Newcastle High offers a really wide range of different subjects and I chose to do Chemistry, Fine Art and Maths, to keep my options open. I’m a keen drummer as well, so I’ll definitely be continuing that at uni. I’m really looking forward to going to live in Birmingham, it’s a great city.”

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