Exceptional results at girls school

IPSWICH High School for Girls has announced what it described as “an exceptional set of A Level results” which were the best in the school's 130 year history.

IPSWICH High School for Girls has announced what it described as “an exceptional set of A Level results” which were the best in the school's 130 year history.

Headteacher Elaine Purves said with 40per cent of the school's girls attaining straight A Grades, pupils, parents and staff had much to celebrate.

The Biology department achieved a staggering 100per cent of passes at A Grade and two girls ranked in the top ten nationally.

Ms Purves said: “As an all girls' school, we encourage our pupils to study those subjects they are passionate about rather than be influenced by gender stereotypes: on average, over twice as many of our girls schools choose a Science A Level compared to the national average.


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“We are thrilled that our results have gone from strength to strength. Our overall pass rate of 100per cent A-E and 86.5per cent of passes at A and B Grades is the best in the School's history.

“It is a real reflection of the hard work and determination that the girls have shown throughout their studies, the inspiration given by our teaching staff and support from their parents. We are extremely proud of our students' achievements and wish them every success for their future.”

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Meanwhile, staff and students at Woodbridge School were popping champagne corks after 70 per cent of its students gained A or B grades.

Nearly all of its students achieved or bettered their first-choice university offers in the best ever results for the school.

Neil Alderton, Lizzie Wiltshire and Virginia Woolstencroft each achieved three As or better, gaining places at Cambridge, and each received choral or music awards.

William Hearne, England hockey player and 2012 Olympic hopeful who was supported by the school's Sports Development Programme, achieved a B and C.

Headteacher Stephen Cole said: “These are the best results ever for the school and they are the outcome of dedicated, delightful and committed young people enjoying the highest level of teaching.

“In a school with an already outstanding record in mathematics and the sciences, it is worth noting that our longstanding international programme to Europe and beyond has undoubtedly influenced many of our students to progress to read languages at university.”

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