Pupils hit starry heights in GCSE exams

Another impressive batch of GCSE exam results have been awarded to pupils from Ipswich School, with more A* grades being awarded than any other grade, and over 68% of exams being graded either A* or A.
 
Headmaster Nicholas Weaver said: “We have seen fantastic results across the board and I am immensely proud of all our girls and boys for their all-round achievements. GCSEs are designed to test a broad range and for pupils to do well over the whole breadth of demanding subjects can be challenging – I really would like to congratulate them all on a set of excellent results.”
 
He added: “The results were excellent across the board - Art, Drama, History, Maths, Religious Studies, Russian and Spanish – all of these subjects averaged at least an A grade.  In the separate sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – almost two-thirds of pupils got A* or A grades, despite a tightening up nationally on these top grades. We place an emphasis on high quality education as the foundation stone for exam success, and I think these results bear this out.  I would like to thank all the staff and parents who have supported our pupils throughout their exam time, and no doubt they are as pleased as I am with the result.”
 
Of the 120 Year 11 pupils who took GCSE exams, a total of 39 pupils achieved at least ten GCSEs graded A* or A, with six pupils gaining at least ten A* grades each - James Burn, Tabitha Maser-Clarke, Rufus Morgan, Cameron Rule, Molly Shaw and Charlotte Willer.  A total of 99.2% of pupils achieved the standard of at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths.  
 

Siblings are starry-eyed with exam success

One Ipswich School family is celebrating today after a nail-biting couple of weeks, when James Burn followed in his older sister’s A level footsteps by getting all A* grades in his GCSE results.

Last week Emma gained three A* grades in her A levels, and now James has achieved ten A* in his GCSEs.  Mum Sandy, a learning support assistant, said it had been a nail-biting time waiting for both her children to get their exam results.  She said: “I am so thrilled with their results.  They both worked very hard and deserve their excellent grades.”

James, who will now go on to study A levels in History, English, Religious Studies and Maths at Ipswich School said: “I was surprised with my results, especially in Spanish, but I’m really glad to have all my stress relieved now!”

Emma, who is off to Birmingham University in the autumn to study Medicine, added: “My A level results have finally sunk in now and I’m very pleased for James.”

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