Suffolk students are A stars!

THERE were scenes of jubilation today as Suffolk's record-breaking students celebrated a set of stunning A-level results.

THERE were scenes of jubilation today as Suffolk's record-breaking students celebrated a set of stunning A-level results.

At Northgate High School, headteacher Neil Watts said: “Northgate High School students have triumphed in their exam results again and continued the run of excellent results the school has produced in recent years.

“The year 13 students achieved an average of 875 points, the equivalent of each student gaining over three A grades at A-level.”

Mr Watts said 56 per cent of all grades were at A or B level and four out of five grades were C and above. The school was recently described as “outstanding” in an Ofsted report.

He added: “The success of these students is a fitting end to an excellent year for Northgate.

“These results reflect the way that the Northgate team, including staff, students and parents, have contributed to its high achievement.”

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Ipswich School also celebrated A-level success.

Headmaster Ian Galbraith said: “We are used to our students breaking records and this year's group has surpassed even the outstanding results achieved last year.

“Two students, Nikola Fowler from Felixstowe and Will Harrison from Tostock, have achieved marks in A-level subjects which place them in the top ten nationally and 46 students have achieved straight A grades in their A-levels. “With 58.8pc of A level passes at Grade A, these are our best results ever.”

Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge celebrated the best results the school has ever seen, with a pass rate of 99.2pc.

Five students - Ruth Brockbank, Ed Johnson, Jonny Palmer, Katy Tydeman and Phoebe Urey - achieved five A grades.

An impressive 12pc of students at the mixed comprehensive achieved at least four A grades and 34pc of students achieved at least two A grades.

More than 34pc of results were A grades and 60pc were grades A and B.

Sue Hargadon, headteacher, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have had another year of outstanding results.

“We have never before had such high numbers achieve at such a high level.

“This is a real tribute to the hard work by a super group of students and the support they were given by their staff and parents.”

At Copleston High School students achieved a 3pc increase in the overall A to C pass rate, as well as some subjects achieving a 100pc pass rate at A to C.

David East, deputy headteacher, said: “This is a pleasing performance coupled with some outstanding individual results at the highest level.

“Our congratulations to all students and parents.”

Westbourne Sports College reported some excellent results.

Lesley Stubbens, head of sixth form said: “Westbourne Sports College is delighted with our results this year.

“We have had a 50pc increase of students sitting A-levels this year and a 70pc increase of students obtaining A grades.

“There have been exceptional results in Media Studies and Health and Social Care.”

St Alban's Catholic High School today celebrated a perfect pass rate which it said reflected the dedication of staff and pupils.

The Digby Road school in Ipswich said every A Level student had passed, with over 70 per cent of pupils achieving marks in the A to C range.

Headteacher Dennis McGarry said: “Well done to all concerned. This reflects a great deal of hard work and dedication on the part of teaching staff and students.

“AS Level results also represent a significant improvement on the previous year's results.”

Students at Stowupland High School have every reason to be proud of their achievements at A and AS level this year, with many gaining straight A grades.

There was strong performances in many areas of the curriculum, including German, drama and art and design where whole groups gained A or B grades.

Among the individual success stories were Naomi Froude who gained four A grades and an A at AS level and goes on to study natural sciences at New Hall College in Cambridge.

Olivia Macey, 17, from Haughley also gained three A grades and an A grade at AS level and goes on to study mathematics at Southampton University.

Headteacher Mrs Grimes said: “We are proud of all our students and their achievement is the result of sustained commitment and determination, coupled with the support and dedication of the whole staff.

“Students and their parents have every reason to celebrate.”

Chantry High School reported a 96pc pass rate in what was a “significant” improvement on last year.

Pupils achieved a 45pc success rate in A to B grades, with 65pc gaining A to C marks.

Headteacher Andrew Fell said: “Overall, we are delighted. Significant numbers of students are able to get into their first choice universities.”