GCSE Results 2020
Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools
The students showed maturity and commitment throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which disrupted their studies and caused the postponement of the summer examinations.
Principal of Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, Mr James Murphy O’Connor, believes these results will give the hard-working and motivated students the confidence to move forward with excitement.
The results include letter and number gradings with a 9 considered to be a high A*, an 8 a low A*, a 7 the equivalent of an A grade and a 4 the equivalent of a C grade pass.
At Monmouth School for Girls, 81.6% of all grades were at A* to A and 9-7, while 100% were at A* to C and 9-4.
A total of 11 girls achieved nine or more A*/9-8 grades.
Carys swept the board with the highest grade possible in each of her 11 GCSEs.
The teenager also achieved an A in her Level 3 (AS) Maths qualification and is now planning to study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A level.
Charly has been with Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools since nursery and she achieved nine 9s and an A*.
Charly balanced her sporting activities and passion for horse riding with her GCSE studies. She also recorded an A in her in her Level 3 (AS) Maths qualification and will now be studying A levels in Biology, Chemistry and German.
Eighteen Year 11 girls took a Level 3 (AS) Maths qualification early and 83% achieved the top grade, while 10 Year 11 pupils achieved a distinction in Additional Maths.
A total of 11 Year 10 pupils were entered for Maths GCSE early and 10 recorded a grade 9 with the remaining pupil also excelling, with an 8. Sophia, in Year 10, secured a 9 in both Maths and French, while Sammara, also in Year 10, recorded a 9 in German.
Headmistress at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Jessica Miles, said: “We are very proud of our Year 11 girls who have shown remarkable resolve during the lockdown and worked incredibly hard, particularly over the past two years.
“The last five months have been an unsettling time for everyone, but we are delighted that the efforts and commitment from our girls have been reflected in their final grades.
“Our students can be proud of their achievements and we look forward to welcoming them back next month to begin their A level studies in Monmouth Schools Sixth Form.”
Head of Year 11 at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Julia Harper, said: “My year group are truly wonderful. I am very proud of their results, which are thoroughly deserved and reflect the dedication they have shown during their GCSE studies.
“I am very excited to see where the future will take each and every one of them as they build on their success.”
At Monmouth School for Boys, 80.6% of all grades were at A* to A/9-7, while 99.7% were at A* to C and 9-4.
A total of 16 boys recorded all grades at A*/9-8.
Six pupils recorded a full set of A* and 9 grades – with three of those – Jonathan, Zeb and Ben all keen rowers, and Teddy and Ben former gold certificate winners of the national United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Olympiad. George and Toby also achieved a clean sweep of the highest possible grades.
Teddy will now be taking A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Latin.
Zeb is planning to study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and English at A level. Zeb was also a member of the school Combined Cadet Force climbing team that won the Welsh championships.
Jonathan and Ben will both be taking A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
Toby will be reading Maths, Chemistry and Biology at A level.
Acting Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Simon Dorman, said: “Our boys have worked very hard and demonstrated remarkable patience and resilience during the most extraordinary and uncertain period in their young lives.
“We are proud of all our Year 11 boys, particularly the way in which they have shown maturity and understanding during such a difficult time. They are a very committed and able year group and these results are just reward for all their hard work over the duration of their GCSE courses.
“It is always a big relief when this hard work and dedication is recognised in their final grades.
“We cannot wait to see the boys back at Monmouth for their A level studies when our schools reopen in September.”
Principal of Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, Mr James Murphy O’Connor, said: “I am delighted that our students at both Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls have achieved such excellent grades in their GCSEs.
“This is a great credit to them and their hard work as well as to the teaching staff who have supported and inspired them throughout their studies.
“In a time of bewildering change and uncertainty, I am certain that these results will give our students the confidence to move forward with excitement and commitment.”