Excellent A level results reflect wide-range of subjects and professions

August 17, 2023

Students at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, pictured with Heads Mr Simon Dorman and Mrs Rachel Rees, celebrate their A level results

Students at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are today (Thursday 17th August) celebrating their A level results, and an impressive crop of top grades, with four students able to take up their places at Oxford and Cambridge.
Taking the English examination boards, results across the country have returned to 2019 grading levels. Despite this, Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools’ results still showed an impressive 38.5% A*-A grades, well above the national average of 27.2%.
In addition, the wide-range of subjects chosen for university reflects the broad curriculum offered at the school.
Oxbridge successes
Ellis, Madeleine, Otis and Joe were the successful Oxbridge students.
Ellis, a talented pianist, takes a choral scholarship at Jesus College, Cambridge, to read Maths, having achieved four A*s.
Madeleine, who joined the schools in Year 1, will read English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford; Otis, last year’s Deputy Head Boy and vice-captain of the 1st XV rugby team, will go to Brasenose College, Oxford, to read Geography; and Old Monmothian Joe Smith takes up his place at Wolfson College, Cambridge, to read  Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

Lucy, Katie and Scarlett with their A level results

School supports students
There are a number of examples in which the schools have supported students through their A level studies, whilst they have been able to follow their dreams and passions.
Professional cricketer Sophia, who missed some of the Spring term due to representing England at the Women’s ICC Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa, still achieved fantastic A and B grades. Sophia will receive her results whilst playing for the Oval Invincibles in the women’s Hundred competition.
Keen golfer Megan, who was part of the Wales girls’ team in a three-day competition this summer, juggled her sport with her studies, obtaining a fantastic A*AA and will study Modern European Languages at Durham University.
In a similar vein, Matei studied for his A-levels whilst undertaking the task of transporting hundreds of items to Ukrainian refugees sheltering in neighbouring Romania. He gains A*A*A*C and will read Medicine at Imperial College, London.
Oli will receive help with his university funding through being a recipient of the Haberdashers’ Company Scholarship and gained a maximum haul of three A*s to study Economics at the University of Exeter.
Outstanding results across boys and girls
There were a number of other outstanding individual results for both UK and international students.
Ryan was awarded A*AAA and will study Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham.
Jason achieved A*A*A and will follow in the footsteps of his parents in studying Medicine, at Imperial College London.
Trumpeter Jack achieved A*A*AA and is heading to the University of Warwick to study Physics.
Dylan achieved A*A*A* and will be going to the University of Exeter, to study Geography.
Hope, Sam , Lauren and Natasha all gained excellent results of A*AA and will take up their university places to study French and Politics, Physics, English with a year abroad, and Economics, respectively, Sam is also a very talented Music Scholar, whilst Lauren was Deputy Head Girl, last year.

Kit recorded A*A* B in his A levels, while Madeleine secured her place to read English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford

Students win prestigious vocational placements
Some students have chosen to take a more vocational route and Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools can celebrate some notable placements next year.
Archie will be taking up a Level 2 Race Technicians course with the National College for Motorsport at the prestigious Silverstone.
Cian joins a naval engineering apprenticeship, whilst Frankie will take a place to read a BA (Hons) in Production Arts (Stage and Screen) at the famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Harvey will take up a Land-based Technician Apprenticeship with Chandlers, Bristol, while Katie will head to Cheltenham General Hospital for a Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship with the NHS.
‘Grounded’ students leave Habs with more than just good results.
Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Simon Dorman, and Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Rachel Rees, were delighted with the achievements of the students.
“We are so pleased for our students, who have worked their socks off to get their grades,” they said.
“It is such a pleasure to see all the hard work of our young men and women, and the brilliant teachers who have supported them every step of the way. They can now celebrate whilst planning for the next exciting steps in their educational journey, whatever that may be.
“Of course, the A level grades which our students leave with only represent a fraction of their achievements at school and they have done so much as sportsmen and women, musicians, performers and in a host of extra-curricular endeavours.”
“Our Year 13 leavers are humble and grounded young people who are great ambassadors for Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.  We are looking forward to following their progress.”

Dylan recorded A*A*A*, while Jason achieved A*A*A