Talented trio are top of the class

NEVERMIND top of the class - these three Ipswich pupils are near the top of the country.

Simon Tomlinson

NEVERMIND top of the class - these three Ipswich pupils are near the top of the country.

The bright youngsters from Copleston High School are among the ten best in the UK for their exams over the summer.

Emma Gooding had the icing put on her cake by finishing in the top tier for her Food Technology A-level.

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Sarah Cordery shone in her A/S levels by outscoring more then 12,000 pupils in her General Studies and more than 6,000 in Art and Design.

While Eleanor Scogings beat off a remarkable 94,000 students in her Religious Studies GCSE.

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Sarah, 17, of Broke Hall got full marks in English and Art and Design at AS Level and is hoping to study fashion at university.

She said: “I'm really happy with that, it looks good on my personal statement.”

Emma, 18, of Cowper Street, Ipswich achieved three A's and a B at A Level and is going on to study business management before possibly becoming a teacher.

She said: “I'm really shocked and wasn't expecting it. I was happy and surprised.”

Eleanor, 16, of Irlam Road, Ipswich got seven A stars and four A's in her GCSE's and aspires to go to Cambridge after her A levels. She said: “I'm really pleased.”

The school was told by exam markers EDEXEL of the good news.

Ann Ager, deputy head, said: “The school has been truly excited by the outstanding results achieved by our students in the recent national exams.

“These demonstrate our schools teaching and learning ethos.”

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