Ipswich High School are celebrating some of the highest GCSE grades in the region, with over a quarter of the school’s GCSE grades having been awarded at A* or 9, the highest possible grades available.

Ipswich High School Year 11 pupils celebrate receiving their GCSE results

This year, a significant 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.

Head of Ipswich High School, Oona Carlin, said:

“I am thrilled with the results our pupils have achieved. The time and energy pupils and staff have put into their studies has clearly been worthwhile and they deserve praise for their efforts and results.

“Due to the reformed GCSEs put in place for a further 20 subjects this year, schools are reporting a mixture of grading systems and there has been potential for confusion. But pupils and teaching staff have continued to dig deep, work together and not let this deter them from achieving the best outcomes possible. In fact, every single subject taught at the school had a positive value-added score, suggesting fantastic achievements and hard work across all subject areas.”

Top grades were awarded across a wide breadth of subjects at the school, indicating the varied interests of Year 11 pupils. In Design Technology, 100% of pupils received 9s, 91% in Art and 50% across the three sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.