Best ever A Level, Pre-U and (I)GCSE Examination Results
2014 has proven an exceptional year for public examination results at IPS with both our A Level and (I)GCSE candidates returning the School’s best ever set of grades, this despite a national agenda in which there was much talk of “volatility” and a fall in the awarding of top grades.
In the Sixth Form, our pupils’ achievements have been extraordinary. Three of our pupils have taken up places at Oxbridge colleges to read Mathematics, Natural Sciences and English Literature respectively. Our pupils have also secured places at a range of other World Class institutions including Imperial College, The London School of Economics, University College London and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Warwick and St Andrew’s. This year also sees Ibstonians proceed to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and George Washington University in Washington DC.
Across the year group as a whole, our pupils have attained record-breaking results, with 60% of A Level entries graded at A* or A, a figure which propels us to 81st position in The Telegraph’s independent schools A Level rankings alongside famous institutions like Rugby and Uppingham. Just under a third of our Sixth Form leavers attained all A*s or As in their A Levels and, on average, our pupils leave us with qualifications equivalent to 401.8 UCAS points. Keir Murison, who takes up a place at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, attained four A* grades, while Vaibhav Krishnakumar and Esteban Gomezllata Marmolejo each gained three A*s, results which take them to St Peter’s College, Oxford and Imperial College, London respectively. A further six pupils attained two A*s.
Determined not to be outdone by their Sixth Form counterparts, our PVI pupils have returned magnificent results of their own and have likewise broken the previous school record with over 82% of entries being graded at A* or A. Fifteen percent of our cohort attained at least nine (I)GCSEs graded at A* and, as such, our pupils can now begin their Sixth Form careers full of confidence for the future. We are very proud of them.
We congratulate all of our pupils on their superb achievement.