Exam congratulations for A level students

One-third of A level students at Ipswich School achieved at least three A grades or above this summer, with over half of all exams receiving A* or A grades.  The school also had a 100 percent pass rate for students getting A* to E grades in their A level exams.

Headmaster Nicholas Weaver said: “These are the best ever A level results in my time as Headmaster at Ipswich School and I would like to congratulate our students on their results – they reflect the effort put in by these young people over the last two years, and the parents and staff who have supported them.  With our ‘excellent’ inspection grade earlier this year and now these superb results, we are very proud of our students and staff, and wish our Year 13 leavers all the best with their future studies.”

Thirty-three students got at least three A grades in their A level exams, with eight students receiving at least three A* grades.  Some particular successes include: Freddie Raymond, who achieved 3 A* grades and an A grade and will be studying Philosophy at Cambridge; James Burn, who achieved 3 A* grades and will be studying History at Cambridge; Liam Buckley, who achieved 3 A* grades and will be studying Russian and French at Cambridge; Sam Pace, who achieved 3 A* grades and an A grade and will be studying Medicine at Oxford; Angus Livingstone, who achieved 2 A* and 2 A grades and who will also be studying Medicine at Oxford and Matt French, who achieved 3 A* grades and 2 A grades and who will be studying Engineering at Cambridge.

There were 102 students taking A level exams this year at Ipswich School.  19.5% of exams received an A* grade, and 53% were graded A* or A. The A*-E pass rate was 100%, and the A*-C pass rate was 93.3%

A number of subjects had 100 percent of students achieving A* to B grades: Art, Chinese, Classical Civilisation, Design Technology, French, Further Maths, German, Music and Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE).  Art and Russian saw almost 90% of exams graded A* or A.

Tom Allen, Deputy Head (Academic) added: “Teachers and students alike have really focussed their efforts on moving their grades up, so that the hard-won B grade can be just as fulfilling as the top result.  The 100% pass rate is indeed truly gratifying. With most students achieving the university place of their choice, we are delighted that this hard work has paid off for them.”

Audrey Cura, Senior Deputy Head, said: “We are particularly proud of a number of students who have overcome significant personal issues to gain the grades they needed for a university place. Providing care and support to enable pupils to reach their full potential is one of our core aims, and it is very satisfying to be able to celebrate with these young people today.”

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