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Excellent GCSE results for Monmouth School for BoysAugust 24th, 2017
Four pupils at Monmouth School for Boys achieved a clean sweep of A* grades and 19 gained A*s to A.
A total of 93% of pupils attained A* to C grades, with 35% achieving an A* and 81% celebrating A* to B grades.
Pupils were also among the first cohort to receive grades in a numerical format as opposed to letters.
Under the new system, 9, 8 and 7 are equivalent to A* or A, while 6, 5 and 4 are equivalent to B or C.
Two of the boys’ leading performers were Joe, from Llandogo, and Jack, from Devauden near Chepstow, who both achieved 11 A*s and a 9 in English.
Keen footballer Adam scored nine A*s and a 9 in English, while Matthew, who was also awarded nine A*s, achieved an 8 in English.
The boys excelled particularly in IGCSE examination subjects which are more theoretical and exam based than GCSES, and are regarded as more challenging.
An impressive tally of 40 pupils gained A* in biology with 81% awarded A* to A grades.
A total of 76% of pupils achieved A* to A grades in maths, while that figure was 74% for physics and 71% for both history and chemistry.
A solid 59% of pupils achieved A* to A grades in English literature.
Other highlights included cross-country runner Robbie who was awarded eight A*s, an A and a 7 in English and Antony, from Newport, who achieved eight A*s, an A and a 9.
Former triathlon champion Frank has overcome a life-changing diagnosis to secure four As, four Bs and a 6 in English.
Frank immersed his whole life in sport and was an outstanding rugby player until tests revealed he had an inherited heart condition.
Told to stop strenuous physical activity, he has since discovered a new passion for music and photography.
Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys, said: “Following our outstanding A level results last week, we can be pleased with today’s GCSE results.
“A total of 81% of boys achieved A* to B grades under the careful guidance of our dedicated teaching staff.
“Four students achieved a full set of A* grades and 19 gained a full set of A* to A grades.
“Our IGCSE results were particularly strong. The grades in biology were excellent with 40 pupils achieving an A* grade and 81% securing grades from A* to A.
“The diligence and hard work of our boys has also been rewarded by the high number of A* to A grades in maths, physics, history and chemistry and 100% A* to A grades in art and design.”
“We are delighted that our students achieve such strong examination results alongside their very active involvement in the many activities in our extra-curricular programme.”