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Congratulations to the Classes of 2022!

25 Aug 2022
Written by Nikki Brown
School News

Ipswich School is celebrating a great exam results season! 

Ipswich School Headmaster, Nicholas Weaver, said he was delighted with the excellent set of GCSE and A Level results recorded this year:

“I am very proud of our brilliant Year 11 pupils, who have worked hard, through a combination of in-school and remote learning, to achieve these excellent results today. I am particularly thrilled that 41 pupils achieved all their GCSEs at grade 7 or above – almost a third of our Year 11 pupils.”

“This is our largest ever GCSE cohort, 141 students, and we are delighted to celebrate their achievements today, following the successes of our A Level students last week.”

Andrew Bradshaw, Head of Middle School, said: 

“I have been so proud of our GCSE pupils throughout their school careers and delighted that they have done so well. They are a remarkable group of students: positive, compassionate, fun loving, keen to make a difference, and great team players.

“This group has looked out for each other through some challenging times over the last few years and formed strong friendships in the process. I’m particularly pleased that, alongside their GCSE studies, they made the most of our co-curricular opportunities and contributed so much to the Ipswich School community: winning national sports awards, raising money for charity, setting up student clubs, and so much more. I look forward to seeing their leadership skills, enthusiasm and grounded approach to life play out in their Sixth Form careers and beyond. Well done Year 11 – I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and I know that you have bright futures ahead!”

Nicholas Weaver added: “This is an exciting time for us, as we experience the highest ever demand for an Ipswich School education. Families are clearly recognising the breadth of opportunity in our co-curricular programme alongside a first class academic education.”

With regards to A Level results the Headmaster said:

“I am delighted that our students have achieved such excellent results, with over a third of all pupils getting at least 3 A grades, and 8 pupils getting all A* grades. Throughout their studies we have been so impressed by their passion for their subjects – and this has resulted in them securing places at the top universities in the UK. We have our biggest ever A Level cohort this year of 126 students – well done to them all!”

He added:

“Throughout the school we aim to nurture a joy of learning in our students. We know that  if you get this right then your performance in the exam room follows. It is also pleasing to see that all of our Extended Project Qualification students achieved either an A* or A grade in this subject  which challenges them to explore their studies beyond their  A Level learning.”

Ben Cliff, Head of Sixth Form said:  “This is a busy school where students enjoy a stimulating academic programme alongside outstanding co-curricular opportunities. Our students’ interests outside of the core curriculum see them develop into interesting and engaging young adults.

“I love working with a group of people who genuinely enjoy their unique learning journeys, but  who also care about each other and the legacy they leave for younger years.  I am delighted that their rich and varied achievements have been recognised by the higher education institutions.”

STUDENT SUCCESSES

Two students secured Oxbridge places and five students have achieved places to study economics at the University of Warwick – twins Lewis and Paul Glancey, who achieved 8 A* and 2 A grades between them, Jy Naha (3 A* and 2 A), Marc Atkinson (3 A* and 1 A) and Douglas Baker (2 A* and 1 A). 

Will MacDonnell Hannah achieved 3 A* and 1 A grade and his twin sister Olivia achieved 3 A* and 1 B grade in their A Levels. Both are now off to the University of Bristol – Olivia to study French and International Business Management and Will to study English. 

Other student successes include Mia Cooper, who achieved 3 A* and 2 A grades and will be studying Physics at Manchester University, Eva Caston Bell, who achieved 4 A* grades and has a place at York University to study English, Lottie Tredgett, who also achieved 4 A* grades, and will be going to King’s College London to study Philosophy, Abby Cheung, who achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade and will be studying Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University and Chris Dunning, who achieved 3 A* and 1 A grade and will be going to Edinburgh University to study History and Economics.

Three students will be taking up degree apprenticeships following their A Level results. Toby Jermyn, former Head Boy, is heading to the Royal Navy, Ayrton Seabrook is working on Highways Engineering in Cambridge, and Tekle Berihu is joining BT at Martlesham. Tekle is a former refugee who has been studying at Ipswich School for his A Levels funded through the school’s Founding Futures bursaries programme.

 

Ipswich School A Level statistics 2022

Number of students: 126

A*: 28.3%

A*-A: 57.8%

A*-B: 83.2%

 

 

Ipswich School GCSE statistics

Number of pupils taking GCSE exams: 141

Grade 9: 21.2%

Grades 9-8: 43.0%

Grades 9-7: 66.7%

Pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above: 100%

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