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GCSE Results 2014

August 21st, 2014
2014 GCSE results day at Haberdashers' school for girls independent school
2014 GCSE results day at Monmouth's best independent school
2014 GCSE results day at Monmouth's best school for girls
2014 GCSE results day at Monmouth's best independent school
2014 GCSE results day at Monmouth's best school for girls

All the hard work and dedication paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.

Monmouth School achieved its best pass rate (A* to C grade) in four years with 97.5 per cent, while Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls’ pass rate was 97.9 per cent.

At HMSG, 42.6 per cent of the cohort were awarded A*s and more than half of all candidates (57 per cent) achieved nine or more A*/A grades.

Out of 88 boys at Monmouth School, 24 achieved a clean sweep of A*/A grades, and three pupils – Rory, Zachariah and Samuel – were awarded 11 A*s.

Rory said: “It’s a relief to achieve these grades. It’s important when you put so much effort in.

“Eleven A*s was always the aim.

“Perfection is addictive.

And for Zachariah, 11 A*s means he is on course to achieving his dream of becoming a surgeon one day.

He said: “I’m thankful all the hard work paid off in the end.

“I will hopefully go into medicine.

“I’d like to be a surgeon – I like the idea of applying science in that field.”

At HMSG, Noa was the proud recipient of 11 A*s, including one in Japanese.

And Pippa, who rowed for Wales this year and Great Britain in 2013, achieved nine A*s and one A grade.

Pippa, whose older brother Will rows for GB, said: “I’m really pleased.

“I really didn’t want to get a B because my brother did so well in his GCSEs.

“I think rowing helps academically as well because it teaches you good time management.

“In the future I would like to do something with chemistry and biology.”

Both Schools switched to IGCSE in biology, chemistry, physics and history, a more rigorous examination equivalent to an old O level, to ensure all students were stretched and better able to face the challenges of A levels and university.

Dr Steven Connors, Headmaster of Monmouth School, said: “We are thrilled with these tremendous results which show that the boys have performed well across the board.

“Our decision to switch to IGCSE in history has clearly been vindicated, as that department’s results have returned to their usual high standard with 27 boys achieving A*s and 26 achieving A grades in the subject.

“It is nice not to be caught up with the volatility in history grades that we experienced in the past.

“The boys should all be extremely proud of what they have achieved, and I would like to thank the teachers for their support, encouragement and unwavering commitment.”

At HMSG, 81.4 per cent of girls were awarded A*/As in maths, 90 per cent achieved A*/As in biology, 82.5 per cent were awarded A*/As in chemistry and 87.2 per cent received A*/As in physics. Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress, said: “I am hugely proud of the girls’ results.

“They have shattered the stereotype that girls do not shine in maths and the sciences.

“I would like to congratulate all of the students – their dedication and focus never ceases to inspire me.

“Their futures are full of endless possibilities, and I look forward to watching them take on the challenges that lie ahead in sixth form.”

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