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A FELIXSTOWE school is celebrating after achieving an improved position in the national league tables.

A FELIXSTOWE school is celebrating after achieving an improved position in the national league tables.

The science department at Orwell High showed a significant improvement in science with 75 per cent of pupils at the end achieving two GCSEs or equivalent at grades A to C.

The number of pupils attaining the grades is up by 6pc on 2007.

Headteacher Peter Tomkins said: “We are delighted by the achievement of students in both science and technology, our specialist subjects.

“Overall results have, however, shown yet another step forward for all students in all subjects. We are still striving to be an 'outstanding' school and these results show we are continuing on that journey.”

David Travers, head of science, added: “These greatly improved GCSE results are our students' reward for their enthusiasm and hard work, supported by a dedicated and determined team of teachers.”

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A level results at Orwell High continue to sit above the national average with the latest figures showing a consistent increase in the average points scored per student - up by 15pc on 2007 and with examination entry points up by 10pc on the same year.

Modern foreign languages is a new addition to the league tables and Orwell's latest results show only 16pcof pupils achieving a full GCSE but the school remains optimistic and committed to improving on these results.

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