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Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools

August 20th, 2020

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 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.”

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