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Ipswich School headteacher Nicholas Weaver praises students for 'excellent set' of GCSE results



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The headteacher at Ipswich School has praised students who received 'an excellent set' of GCSE results today.

Of the 123 pupils at the school who took GCSEs, 46 achieved 10 GCSEs with grades of between seven and nine.

Nine of the school's top performers also achieved nines in all of their 10 subjects.

Ipswich School students receive GCSE results. Picture: Warren Page (40908732)
Ipswich School students receive GCSE results. Picture: Warren Page (40908732)

Nicholas Weaver, headteacher, said: “I am so proud of our Year 11 pupils. They have had such an extraordinary six months and have risen to the challenge magnificently," he said.

"Almost half of GCSEs were awarded grade 9 or grade 8. These grades are the outcome of a robust and rigorous process involving all of our teaching staff, who approached the task with great application and integrity.”

The school also has a 99.2 per cent pass rate in English and Maths.

Ipswich School students receive GCSE results. Picture: Warren Page (40908729)
Ipswich School students receive GCSE results. Picture: Warren Page (40908729)

“These students have consistently engaged with their academic studies during their Ipswich School careers and this has clearly paid dividends for them," said Mr Weaver.

"They migrated to remote learning with their characteristic maturity and commitment - adapting to the new style of teaching throughout their lessons which continued long after the public examinations had been cancelled.

"Ipswich School provided a pre-A Level programme after half term and it was so encouraging to see them embrace this educational breadth and stretch. This attitude will see them do well into the Sixth Form and beyond.”

Ipswich School students receive GCSE results. Picture: Warren Page (40908722)
Ipswich School students receive GCSE results. Picture: Warren Page (40908722)

Andrew Bradshaw, head of middle school, said: “Today has been about celebrating with all our students across our full grade range and I am immensely proud of each and every one of them.

"Alongside their studies, they have also played highly active roles across the wider aspects of school life - sport, music, drama and community.

"Throughout their GCSE years they have also notched up many sporting accolades - such as national silver medals in girls’ cricket and boys’ indoor hockey. We also loved their involvement in the remote choirs and music ensembles during lockdown which kept all our spirits high.”

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