A level results joy at Monmouth School

August 18, 2016

A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at Monmouth School.

The hard work and dedication of sixth formers and staff paid off with almost one in three candidates gaining all A* or A grades.

Monmouth School enjoyed its best set of results in four years, with 50.2% A* – A grades and three quarters of all grades A* – B. Three boys, Freddie, Dan and Sam all achieved four A*s.

Head Boy, Sam, will take up his place to study maths at Oxford after achieving a remarkable 4 A*s and 100% in his physics paper.

The 1st XIII rower said: “I was really nervous but excited this morning – my hands were shaking over my cup of tea! I was genuinely surprised and relieved when I opened UCAS to see my offer was confirmed.”

Zac was awarded two A*s and an A and is excited to begin reading medicine at Oxford.

He said: “I mostly felt relief when I opened my results. All the hard work has paid off and I’m looking forward to what’s next – it means a lot.”

Freddie’s four A*s will enable him to study medicine at King’s College London.

He said: “Both of my parents are farmers, so I’ll be the first medic in the family. I’m thrilled with my results. I’m hoping to specialise in forensic psychology or surgery and I’m very excited about embarking on my medical career.”

Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School, said: “Such strong results have allowed Monmouth School boys to take up places at their universities of choice, including Oxford and Cambridge, and the elite Russell Group Universities.  We are particularly pleased that the boys achieved such excellent results alongside being involved in many other activities: many of our most committed sportsmen and musicians, for example, achieved outstanding grades.  This is the hallmark of Monmouth School – the boys certainly work extremely hard in their academic studies, and achieve outstanding results, but they also make highly valued contributions to a wide range of other activities in School.”