Copleston bounces back

AT Copleston High, which suffered an arson attack last year, 64per cent of students gained five A* to C grades and, including English and Maths, 56 per cent achieved the target - in line with last year's best ever performance.

AT Copleston High, which suffered an arson attack last year, 64per cent of students gained five A* to C grades and, including English and Maths, 56 per cent achieved the target - in line with last year's best ever performance.

Deputy headteacher David East said: “We have had some outstanding individual performances with some students gaining nine A*s.

“On average students achieved the equivalent of more than nine grades Cs at GCSE level.

“The average point school scored per student was a school record to which ever pupil has contributed.


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“Once again this is a pleasing achievement and will lift staff, parents and students in what has been a challenging year for Copleston High School.”

At Holywells High, 44per cent of students achieved five A* to C - up 28 per cent on last year and the best year ever.

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Including English and maths, the figure was 31 per cent - up 11per cent on 2007.

Acting headteacher Terry Duffell said: “We are absolutely delighted with the results. The results are the best in the schools history.

“From every perspective they are outstanding and reflect the exemplary efforts of staff and pupils.”

Students at Stowupland High exceeded all the targets set.

Headteacher Karen Grimes said 60 per cent of students gained five or more A to C grades.

“This year's results reflect a strong partnership and a great deal of hard work by students, teachers and parents,” said Mrs Grimes.

“Our approach to revision and study support has obviously paid handsome dividends.

“At least 95per cent of year 11s gained five or more A-G grades and many of our students are continuing with post-16 education. They should all be very proud of their achievements.”

Among many impressive individual achievements was that of Rosie Swallow, who secured 11 passes - nine A* and two As - having taken her GCSEs a year early.

Nathan Grand gained seven A* and two As, Ben Lawrence five A* and six As, Matthew Tasker, two A*, 7As and one B, and Christopher Ince, four A*, five As, one B and one C.

All students at Ipswich High School for Girls achieved five A-C grades - with 78per cent of passes at A* and A.

Headteacher Elaine Purves said it was a record-breaking set of results.

“I am thrilled for the girls, their families and our staff on their fabulous achievements,” she said.

“Just under half of our pupils gained straight A* or A grades, and our overall pass rate remains outstandingly high with 99.5per cent of passes at A-C grade.”

At Woodbridge School records continued to be broken, with the number of A*s increasing by a quarter, 99per cent gaining five A*-C grades with several candidates gaining a perfect score and particularly impressive results in the demanding triple science and foreign language exams.

Headmaster Stephen Cole said: “Not unlike Team GB in China, Team Woodbridge has again hit Gold.”

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