Ipswich School News & Blog

The Latest at ipswich school

A ‘century’ of success for Ipswich School GCSE students

Ipswich School Crest Sage Green

As well as a ‘century’ for pupils achieving the standard of at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths, over 100 pupils gained A* and A grades in modern languages – French, German, Spanish and Russian – and 100 pupils gained A* and A grades in Maths – despite the national news of extremely difficult exam papers.

Ninety percent of GCSE exams at Ipswich School were graded A* to B this summer, with 100% of pupils achieving the standard of at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths. There were 131 students taking GCSE exams at the school this summer.

Headmaster Nicholas Weaver said: “With one of our biggest cohorts of Year 11 pupils in recent years, this is another set of excellent results, and follows the school’s 100% pass rate seen in last week’s A level results. I would like to congratulate all our pupils on their results over a broad range of subjects, in particular those 20 pupils who have gained at least seven A* grades, which is widely accepted as the benchmark for recruitment into top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.”

Of the 20 pupils to achieve at least seven A* grades, 12 are girls and 8 are boys. Many said they were nervous as they came in to pick up their results, with anxiety turning to relief as they opened their envelopes. Gabriel Watson, who achieved 9 A* grades and an A, said: “I was very happy, as I didn’t think I’d do that well!”, whilst Tom McAllister, who also achieved 9 A* grades and an A, added: “I was nervous but when I saw the first results were good I was relieved.” Robyn Cura achieved 8 A* grades and 2 A grades, and said: “I was so worried but now I’m so happy”, and Sophie Coe, who also achieved 8 A* grades and 2 A grades, said: “It’s a big relief; there was no way I thought I’d manage that!” Bethan Matthew, who achieved 10 A* grades, is a champion sailor who came 35th in the world championships in Germany earlier in the summer. She said: “I had to come in to actually see my results, as I didn’t believe I’d done so well. I think it might sink in later!”

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Ipswich School Music
The Occasional Student Journalist

Why we sing!

This October, Ipswich School is celebrating the 10th annual Festival of Music, and the line-up this year promises to impress. Several of the performances and

Read More »
Dr Reeves-Croft's Russian Trip
Ipswich School Modern Foreign Languages
Dr Reeves-Croft, Ipswich School's Head of Russian

Guest Blog – Dr Reeves-Croft’s Russian Trip

20th June 2019 By Dr Reeves-Croft, Ipswich School’s Head of Russian in Ipswich School Modern Foreign Languages   Ipswich School’s Head of Russian, Dr Liddy Reeves-Croft, is currently on

Read More »
Why We Love Suffolk
Ipswich School General
Ipswich School

Why We Love Suffolk

19th June 2019 By Ipswich School in Ipswich School General View from the Ipswich School tower on Henley Road, looking down at the crinkle crankle hedge and Elmer Armstrong,

Read More »