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Boys celebrate outstanding GCSE results

August 25th, 2016

Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at Monmouth School.

43% of all grades were A*. Eleven boys gained at least eight A*s, and two pupils, Oli and Richard, achieved 11 A*s.

An impressive 68.6% of all grades were A* to A, 20 boys gained all A*s and As, and three candidates achieved a clean sweep of A*s.


oliOli put in a huge amount of work to achieve his excellent results.

He said: “It’s such a nice feeling to know all the effort paid off in the end.

“If you’ve got the right grades it means you can go anywhere you want – they’re a passport for life.

“Teachers at Monmouth have been so supportive. They kept me calm at stressful times.

“My advice to pupils taking GCSEs is to trust your teachers and do what they say.

“It’s also really important to take breaks and distract yourself from studying from time to time because otherwise the stress builds up.

“I love photography, so I went for lots of walks and took pictures when I needed a distraction.”

Will, who has come up through the Haberdashers’ Schools from nursery at Agincourt, achieved nine A*s and an A.

He said: “I set myself targets to complete a chapter or a topic at a time – it’s a lot more rewarding that way.

“Going for a run in the mornings definitely helped me to clear my head too.

“I was very happy when I saw my results this morning.”

Pupils also performed well in the more challenging IGCSE examinations.

At the boys’ school, A*/A grades were awarded to 84.6% of biology papers, 83.1% of physics exams, 78.4% of chemistry papers and 74.5% of history candidates.

Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School, said: “The jewel in the crown is that our percentage A* has increased to a superb 43%.  This reflects very well indeed on the great efforts of our students, and is particularly impressive given that many of these boys are very actively involved in our extra-curricular programmes. The staff and I are so proud of the achievements of this year group, and they have certainly set the foundations for excellence in the sixth form at Monmouth School.”

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