OUTSTANDING: Ipswich Grammar OP1 recipients from left, Jacob Sanderson, Marcus Poniewierski, Hayden Randall (2015 Dux), Alistair Snow, Nicholas Piper, Riley Mulheron, Patrick Wilson, Ricky Nguyen, Alexander Leathem. School Captain Oliver Pye also achieved an OP1.
OUTSTANDING: Ipswich Grammar OP1 recipients from left, Jacob Sanderson, Marcus Poniewierski, Hayden Randall (2015 Dux), Alistair Snow, Nicholas Piper, Riley Mulheron, Patrick Wilson, Ricky Nguyen, Alexander Leathem. School Captain Oliver Pye also achieved an OP1. Contributed

Ipswich Grammar breaks own overall OP record

IPSWICH Grammar School's class of 2015 has broken records.

Ten hard-working graduates managed to achieve an OP1 across the grade and 14 boys achieved either an OP2 or OP3.

A whopping 85% of the grade achieved an OP 1-10.

It's a much higher rate than the school's previous record of 56% of students achieving an OP1-10.

The result comes after a two-year focus on academic outcomes.

"Over the past two years, Ipswich Grammar School has implemented a whole school focus on improving the academic outcomes for every student," deputy headmaster Tony Dosen said.

"A targeted focus on pathway options for each boy through the senior phase of learning and a continued focus on improving Year 12 OP results have continued to reap outstanding results."

The entire class of 2015 at IGS received a Queensland Certificate of Education.

Across the state, 92% of students received a QCE.

Minister for Education Kate Jones said it was a record number.

"Achieving a QCE shows that a student has worked consistently and to a high standard during their senior schooling and has skills suited to their preferred post-school pathway."

Year 12 graduates can expect their final certificates to arrive in the mail this week.

Many will have received early acceptance to universities but others will have to wait until next month to know if they have won a spot in their desired course.

More than 30,000 students across Queensland achieved a certificate while in school.