Our Academic Excellence
At Ipswich High School, academic excellence is paramount. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional education and experience for every individual and the success of this is reflected in our consistently strong examination results. Students are fully supported throughout their studies so that they meet and often exceed their potential.
GCSE Regional Success
Our 2018 GCSE results were amongst the top in our region and our students were awarded more top grades (9s and A*s) than at any other school in the county. A huge 64% of GCSE results were awarded at grades 7-9 (equivalent to previous grades of A and A*), with an impressive 40% of results being awarded at grade 8-9, which are above an A grade. GCSE students at Ipswich High School regularly exceed their baseline predictions, showing the value that high-quality lessons delivered by dedicated and passionate teachers has on student performance.
A Level Excellence
Our A Level students continue to perform to exceptionally well and in 2018, all of our Year 13s gained entry to their first choice university following their results. The year group received a 100% pass rate, with 70% of grades marked A* to C and 50% of students going onto study STEM-related subjects at university.
Aiming High and Rewarding Achievements
All Ipswich High School students are encouraged to ‘aim high’, so there is always a focus on helping individuals continuously improve to ensure they perform to the best of their ability. This emphasis has created in a culture in which students are eager to take responsibility for their learning as they feel empowered to do so through the support of their teachers. Each term, academic success and achievement are celebrated through achievement assemblies, which give the school the opportunity to recognise the extra special accomplishments of students. It’s also a fantastic occasion for the students to have their hard work acknowledged and celebrated in front of their peers.
Beyond the Classroom
At Ipswich High School, there are additional opportunities for each individual to stretch and challenge themselves through an extensive enrichment offering that often includes participation in external academic competitions. This provides enthusiastic and talented individuals with the chance to take their learning to the next level and compete with students from schools across the country. These external events also showcase the excellence of our students’ ability and attainment on a wider scale.
Our focus is to always ensure that each individual is achieving their best and a vital part of this is recognising that every student is different, each with their own academic strengths and development support requirements. The emphasis on individuals and creating an educational experience based on each student’s differentiators is what drives our academic performance and is something on which the school prides itself.
The aim is to provide a high-quality, all-encompassing, holistic educational experience that reaches far beyond the classroom, so that students feel prepared for their future beyond Ipswich High School and inspired to achieve more than they ever imagined would be possible.