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HEAD ON… Leagues Ahead

September 2nd, 2016

andrew-daniel-head-on-leagues-aheadMonmouth has just been listed at number 14 in The Times’ independent boys’ school A level league tables.

Reading this was a very proud moment for me. Thanks to the incredible hard work and dedication of sixth formers and staff, almost one in three pupils gained all A* or A grades this year.

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

Sam, who remarkably scored 100% in his physics paper, will take up his place to study maths at Oxford.

The 1st XIII rower is one of eight boys in the cohort to be progressing to Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Freddie’s four A*s will enable him to study medicine at King’s College London. Coming from a line of farmers, he is set to become the first medic in the family and plans to specialise in forensic psychology or surgery.

Such strong results have allowed the vast majority of our leavers to accept places at their first choice colleges, including the elite Russell Group Universities.

We are particularly pleased that the boys achieved such excellent results alongside being involved in a wide variety 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.

At GCSE level, 43% of all grades were A* this year. Eleven boys gained at least eight A*s, and two pupils, Oli and Richard, were awarded 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.

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