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Monmouth School celebrate outstanding GCSE resultsAugust 20th, 2015
Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.
At Monmouth School, 30% of boys achieved 10 or more A* to A grades and there were 14 pupils, in the cohort of 89, with eight or more A* grades.
Matthew, who was pivotal in a project to recreate a true-scale version of Monmouth School in online game Minecraft, was awarded 11 A*s.
He said: “I haven’t been this excited for a while – I’d prepared myself for worse results but this is the best possible outcome by a mile.
“There is honestly no substitute for revision and hard work. I studied for up to six hours a day at Christmas time and then upped it over Easter leading to exams.
“If you get your head down, you can do it.”
Matthew hopes to study computer science at university in the future.
Another four boys, James, Will, Calum and Henry were awarded at least 10 A*s.
Budding football star Dan, who plays for the School’s 1st team, is celebrating nine A*s and an A grade.
At Monmouth School 36.2% of all grades were A*s, with 84.4% of pupils gaining A* to Bs.
Headmaster Andrew Daniel said: “Following our outstanding A level and AS level results last week, today we can celebrate the very strong GCSE results achieved by Monmouth School. No less than 27 boys were awarded 10 or more A* or A grades. The GCSE results are a great reward for these pupils, given their diligent work to prepare for the examinations.
“With almost two thirds of all grades awarded at A* or A, our boys are very well prepared indeed for success in their future studies. I would particularly like to commend this year group for the impressive academic progress that they have made, under the careful guidance of our expert teaching staff.”