A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. The hard work and dedication of pupils and staff paid off with almost one in three students gaining all A* or A grades.
Monmouth School gained its second highest percentage of A* grades with 22.3% of all exams being awarded the coveted A* grade. 45.2% of exams were graded A* or A and four boys achieved an astonishing 4 A* grades with a further seven gaining 3A* grades. The following pupils were awarded 4A*s and will take up their places at Oxford: Tim to read chemistry, James to read engineering, William to read mathematics and Ben to read physics.
Harri, Tom, Jamie, Matthew, Jordan, Joel and David all pulled off a hat-trick of A*s. Deputy Head Boy, Jamie, will take up his place to study English literature at King’s College, Cambridge. Ben gained 1 A* and 3 A grades to wrap off a summer which also saw him win a national computing competition as part of team Buoy, alongside Harri.
And at HMSG, 53.7% of grades were A* or A – more than double the national average and the vast majority of girls gained access to their first choice university. 79.6% of grades were A* to B. Hettie gained 3A*s and 1A and will now take up her place to read German and Spanish at Cambridge. While fellow pupil, Lizzie will read classics at Cambridge having gained a remarkable 3A* and 3 A grades as well as being a Soduko champion. Arianna had the distinction of gaining 3 A grades and was the stand-out player at the recent lacrosse world championships where she was offered a scholarship to the University of Delaware by a scout. However, she will take up her place at Imperial College to study geology in September.
Dr Andrew Daniel, who has just taken up the post of Headmaster at Monmouth School, said:
“Monmouth School boys can be hugely proud of the excellent set of A Level results that they have received today, and they have made my first week as Headmaster a very happy one! The boys have worked extremely hard and made great progress in their final year in our School, and I thank the hard-working staff of Monmouth School for their caring and expert support. No less than 29 boys achieved at least three A grades. It is particularly pleasing that many of our high performers have also achieved excellence in a wide range of other activities at Monmouth School, with leading sportsmen and musicians receiving many top grades. As our boys move into a wide range of exciting university courses they leave us as confident and assured young men.”
Mrs Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress at HMSG, said: “I am so proud of the girls’ results today. It is a huge relief when the hard work and dedication of staff and pupils pays off and the girls achieve their personal best, whether that is an A*, A, B or C grade. HMSG has achieved above and beyond the national average for A* – A grades across the board, including core STEM subjects. I cannot wait to see what the Class of 2015 go on to achieve as they set off to contribute to the world using their many and varied individual talents.”
AS Level results at both schools were the best in recent history, with almost 70% at A or B grade. This sets the scene for an exciting future for the pupils as they commence their final year at HMSG and Monmouth School.