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A level results joy at HMSGAugust 18th, 2016
A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.
The hard work and dedication of sixth formers and staff paid off with almost one in three students gaining all A* or A grades.
At HMSG, 57.3% of grades were A* or A – more than double the national average – and the vast majority of girls gained access to their first choice university. 83.0% of grades were A* to B, and the pass rate was 100%.
One girl, Stephanie, was awarded five A*s and secured her offer to read engineering at Cambridge.
Ellena achieved two A*s, two As and a B and will take up her place at Oxford to study psychology and philosophy, and Cass has secured her place at Oxford to study theology with two A*s, two As and a B.
Ellena said: “It means a lot – it hasn’t quite sunk in yet.
“When you put in so much work it’s gratifying to get good results.
“I’m most looking to forward to being able to look really in depth at the subjects I love and to being surrounded by such academically-minded people.
“Going to Oxford will be another chance to shape my academic future all over again. I’ve definitely had some very supportive teachers at HMSG who have encouraged me and helped me along the way.”
Mary achieved three As and will be reading French and Spanish at Durham University. The actress, who played Mrs Potts in HMSG’s recent Beauty and the Beast musical, also has a Vice Chancellor’s Performing Arts Scholarship which will see her work on drama productions within primary and secondary schools throughout her time at university.
She said: “I’ve acted all my life and I’ve loved drama from such a young age, so it will be amazing to help other young people discover the same love for it.”
And Pippa, who has rowed for GB and was Captain of the Boats when the HMSG team won the Schools Head this year, is off to study bio chemistry at Imperial College London.
She said: “I was absolutely terrified opening the results. I was very surprised and extremely happy.
“It’s been tough since Easter right the way through, but it’s been worth it.
“I’ve been training the whole time as well – which is great for time management
“Rowing for the last seven years has definitely taught me how to motivate myself.
“I’ve been at HMSG since Year 3 and I couldn’t have done this without being here. All of my teachers have been so amazing.”
Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of HMSG, added: “We are delighted there has been an improvement on last year’s results. It is a huge relief when the hard work and dedication of staff and pupils pays off and the girls achieve their personal best, whether that is an A*, A, B or C grade. HMSG has achieved above and beyond the national average for A* – A grades across the board, including core STEM subjects. It’s so lovely to see the dedication of such a talented year group help them progress on to their next step.”