Academic Results 2018

Outstanding GCSE results at Monmouth School for Girls

Pupils at Monmouth School for Girls celebrate their exam results with Acting Head, Mr Tom Arrand, and Mrs Kate Callaghan.

Pupils at Monmouth School for Girls are celebrating outstanding results in this year’s GCSE and IGCSE examinations.

The results include a mixture of letter and number gradings with a new 9 considered to be a high A*, an 8 a low A*, a 7 the equivalent of an A grade, and 4 the equivalent of a C grade pass.

Hard work and dedication from the pupils and teaching staff certainly paid off.

Despite the uncertainty of the grading changes, almost a quarter of all grades achieved on the reformed 9-1 grading were the coveted 9.

A 69.3% of all grades were A* to A and 98.4% of all grades were A* to C, compared to 98.1% in 2017. Eighteen out of 22 students who sat the Additional Maths recorded a Distinction.

Three pupils at Monmouth School for Girls secured the highest grade across all their subjects and also gained a Distinction in their Additional Maths.

Amelia G and Esme P, who both live in Monmouth, achieved the highest grade in 11 subjects and Katie T in 10. All three pupils were awarded Distinctions in Additional Maths.

Katie T, from Usk, said: “I am very happy because I wasn’t expecting these results but it means I can now study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English Literature at A level. Hopefully, it will be another step towards my aim of reading Medicine at university.”

Herefordshire duo Lili S, from Orcop, and Ellie C both achieved the equivalent of 10 A*s.

Ellie C, a keen hockey player and equestrian rider, from Allensmore, said: “I am particularly pleased with my results in languages because I am going to study Russian, German, French and Latin at A level.

“I would like to study Modern Foreign Languages at university and I am looking forward to the new co-educational teaching in the Sixth Form because it will be a natural step before going to university.”

Cara D, from Mitchel Troy, was awarded the highest grade in nine subjects as was Eva B and Holly T.

Eva B, a budding engineer from Caerleon, said: “I am incredibly happy because I want to work in engineering and will be taking Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A level.

“I realised I wanted to become an engineer while I was studying GCSE Design and Technology because I enjoyed the practical aspects.”

A keen equestrian rider, Holly T, from Abergavenny, said: “Everyone in my family rides horses and I would like to study veterinary science at university. I am taking Maths, Chemistry and Biology at A level in the Sixth Form.”

Bethan E achieved the highest grade in eight subjects. Bethan, a keen musician from Usk, said: “I was shocked when I saw my results but delighted too. My dream is to study Medicine and I will be taking Biology, Chemistry, and Geography at A level.”

Almost half of the reformed grades at Monmouth School for Girls were achieved at 8 or 9, with Art receiving 50% and Religious Studies 46% of all grades at 9.

Acting Head of Monmouth School for Girls, Mr Tom Arrand, said: “We are very proud that almost a quarter of all grades achieved on the reformed 9-1 grading were at the highest possible mark, 9.

“Three pupils swept the board with the highest grades possible in all their subjects, while two others achieved the equivalent of 10 A*s.

“It highlights the value of hard work and dedication from pupils and the teaching staff.

“With the launch of co-educational teaching from September in Monmouth Schools Sixth Form, we are very excited about the future development of girls and boys within our family of schools as they build on these impressive GCSE results and aim high for their A levels.”


Glowing A level results at Monmouth School for Girls

Students at Monmouth School for Girls celebrate their A level results with Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls, Mr Tom Arrand.

A level pupils at Monmouth School for Girls are celebrating a glowing set of results.

At Monmouth, 45.7% of all grades were A* to A – well above the national average of 26.4%.

75.3% of all grades were A* to B, an improvement in the results from 2017, and the A* rate was 17.4%, again exceeding the national average.

The school was particularly pleased that the vast majority of pupils gained their first or second choice place at university.

Helena P, from Devauden near Chepstow, achieved three A*s and will be heading to the prestigious Jesus College, Oxford, to read English.

“I am excited to be going to Oxford and it’s great to see that many of my friends did very well in their exams too.”

Head Girl, Erin M, from Shirenewton near Chepstow, was awarded two A*s and an A and will be taking up a Liberal Arts degree at Durham University.

“My alarm went off at 6am and I quickly checked my results on the internet. I had a very busy and fulfilling year as Head Girl and I am delighted to round it off in this way. I enjoy writing and current affairs and would like to perhaps work in journalism in the future.”

Some of the leading A level students at Monmouth School for Girls with Acting Head, Mr Tom Arrand. Pictured (from left): Isabel L, Francesca E, Helena P, Rosie B; Front: Erin M and Annie H.

Four girls will be following their dream in the field of science after shining in their results.

Isabel L, from Osbaston in Monmouth, recorded three A*s and an A and will be reading Physics at the University of Birmingham.

Francesca E, also from Osbaston, achieved two A*s and two As and will study either Natural Sciences at Durham University or Chemical Physics at the University of Edinburgh.

“I am very pleased with my results and in the long term I would like to carry out research and improve the lives of others around the world,” said Francesca.

Annie H, from Llanrothal in Herefordshire, was awarded two A*s and an A and will be taking a gap year before heading to the University of Bristol to read Veterinary Science.

She was captain of the hockey team and works at Drybridge Vets in Monmouth every other Saturday to gain valuable experience.

“I am hoping to travel to somewhere like Ecuador in my gap year to work with animals,” she said.

“I have wanted to be a vet since I was about three years old so I am excited about the future.”

And Elin M, from Monmouth, registered two A*s and an A to take up Marine Biology at University of Plymouth.

Rosie B, from Welsh Newton Common, was also among the top achievers, securing two A*s and an A to study Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Bristol.

“I joined the school in Year 9 and I am looking forward to studying in Bristol. I didn’t know my results until I came to school to open the envelope,” said Rosie, a keen musician.

“I will be reading French, German and Italian at university. I don’t have a definite career plan at the moment so I am going to enjoy the course and see where it takes me.”

Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls, Mr Tom Arrand, said: “It is a huge relief when the hard work of pupils pays off and the girls achieve their personal best.

“I also want to thank the dedication and hard work of the teaching staff.

“45.7% of all grades were A* to A which was above and beyond the national average of 26.4% and is testament to the hard work and passion of our staff and pupils.

“Such a solid percentage of A* to A grades means that most of our students’ expectations have been met or exceeded.

“Despite the new and more rigorous A level examinations being sat, we have also seen an increase in the number of A*s achieved this year.”

Mr Arrand added: “We are very pleased that 100% of our students achieved an A grade in the advanced extended project qualification (EPQ) which is taken in addition to A levels.”

Academic Results 2017

OUTSTANDING A LEVEL RESULTS FOR MONMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Headmistress, Dr Caroline Pascoe,  said: “We have achieved a great set of results in the first year of the new linear A levels.  “More than half of all grades were A* to A and over a third of all candidates achieved three or more A to A* grades.  “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.

At Monmouth School for Girls, 17% were A* grades and 54% were A* to A.

One girl – Amelia from Chepstow – was awarded four A*s and will be reading maths at Imperial College London.

A total of 75% of the girls were awarded A* to B grades and more than a third (34%) achieved three or more A to A* grades.

Monmouth Girls GCSE results 2017

Deputy Head Girl, Kathryn, from Abergavenny, has secured her place at Oxford University, where she will study history, after being awarded two A*s, A and an A* in her Extended Project Qualification.

Head Girl, Amber, achieved three As and will be reading law at the University of Bristol.
“I am very surprised and over the moon with my results,” said Amber, who lives in St Weonards.
“I woke up at 6am to look at my results online and I ran into my mum’s room screaming because I was so pleased.
“I am so excited about going to university because I want to be a solicitor.”

Forces boarder Emily was awarded A, B and C and has secured a full rowing scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut in the USA.Julia achieved A*, B, C and will be taking up a place at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design.

Bethan, the founder of the Monmouthshire Youth Parliament, achieved two A*s and an A to study English literature at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Dr Pascoe said, ‘“We wish our students every success as they move on to the exciting next stage of their lives.”


OUTSTANDING GCSE RESULTS FOR MONMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

GCSE results Monmouth School for Girls 2017

Monmouth School for Girls is celebrating its best-ever A* performance in a glowing set of GCSE and IGCSE results.

An outstanding 49% of all grades were A* – emphatically eclipsing the 42% of A*s awarded in 2016.

A total of 18 girls achieved nine A*s or more, with 11 awarded at least 10 A*s and 36 attaining nine or more A* to A grades.

More than 90% of all grades were A* to B and 98% of pupils were awarded A* to C.

Twelve-year-old Xiaoli is celebrating A* grades in biology, chemistry, physics and maths.

Xiaoli, who lives in Monmouth, is moving into Year 10 in September and will follow GCSE and IGCSE courses in a further 10 subjects as well as starting A level maths.

Twins Stella and Claire, from Chepstow, achieved 20 A*s between them – each securing a remarkable 10 A*s.

Monmouth Girls GCSE results 2017Musician Mereid, from Llandysul in Carmarthenshire, achieved 12 A*s and an A in addition to a distinction in her ATCL violin diploma after scoring 91 out of 100 marks.

There were also outstanding results from three inspirational girls who have gained national recognition in major competitions.

Budding inventor Kia, who has appeared on BBC television’s Dragons’ Den programme, achieved eight A*s, two As and a distinction in additional maths.  Kia, from Ross-on-Wye, became a UK Junior Engineer of the Year in 2015 after co-creating a gadget, called Crikey Bikey, which is a harness to help parents teach children to ride a bike safely.

Another talented engineer Lisa, from Abergavenny, who designed an award-winning car dehumidifier and air freshener called Zorbit, was awarded 10 A*s and a distinction in additional maths.

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of Monmouth School for Girls, said: “I am delighted for the girls and so proud of them for achieving our best-ever A* performance.

“Almost half of all grades were at A* and an outstanding 90% of all grades were at A* to B which showed that the commitment of staff and pupils certainly paid off.

“The results were excellent across the board with 11 girls achieving 10 A*s or more.”

Dr Pascoe added: “We encourage all our girls to take part in national initiatives and to strive to reach their full potential. We recognise the importance that science, technology, engineering and maths plays in their education.

Monmouth Girls GCSE results 2017

Eco-warrior Niamh attained 10 A*s and distinction in additional maths. Niamh, who lives in Monmouth, has previously helped the school to win a £100,000 prize in British Gas’ Generation Green energy makeover competition.

“Kia, Lisa and Niamh have won national competitions and are excellent role models for their friends and an inspiration to the younger pupils in the school. I am delighted to see their hard work rewarded with such excellent examination results.”

Academic Results 2016

A Level Results joy at Monmouth School for Girls


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.”


Girls celebrate outstanding GCSE results

Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.

42% of all examinations were graded A* and more than a third of pupils achieved at least seven A*s.

rosemaryOne girl, Rosemary, was awarded 11 A*s and an A, and five candidates gained 10 A*s.

All 20 pupils who sat additional maths achieved a distinction and a third of all girls gained 10 A* to A grades.

Best friends Susie and Lucy were both awarded eight A*s and two As.

Lucy said: “We’ve been together since Reception and we were in a lot of the same classes.

“I can’t believe how well we’ve done.

“We knew maths was going to be a challenge so we did a lot of past papers together.

“We definitely got each other through maths this year.”

Flautist Rosemary, who hopes to study French and German at university, was relieved that her hard work delivered such sterling marks.

She said: “I’m so happy. My advice to people taking GCSEs next year is to stay calm and pace yourself throughout study periods.”

Pupils also performed well in the more challenging IGCSE examinations.

82.6% of biology papers, 82.6% of physics exams, 73.9% of chemistry papers and 78.6% of history assessments were marked at A*/A.

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of HMSG, added: “We were delighted for the girls and so proud of them.  This is the first year that every single girl who sat additional maths achieved a distinction. It’s all thanks to the dedication and commitment of our pupils and staff.”

Academic Results 2015

2015 A Level Results

A Level Results 2015 - HMSG GroupA level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. The hard work and dedication of pupils and staff paid off with almost one in three students gaining all A* or A grades.

Ellie and Tilly PAt HMSG, 53.7% 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.  79.6% of grades were A* to B.  Hettie gained 3A*s and 1A and will now take up her place to read German and Spanish at Cambridge.  While fellow pupil, Lizzie will read classics at Cambridge having gained a remarkable 3A* and 3 A grades as well as being a Soduko champion. Arianna had the distinction of gaining 3 A grades and was the stand-out player at the recent lacrosse world championships where she was offered a scholarship to the University of Delaware by a scout. However, she will take up her place at Imperial College to study geology in September.

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress at HMSG, said: “I am so proud of the girls’ results today.  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.  I cannot wait to see what the Class of 2015 go on to achieve as they set off to contribute to the world using their many and varied individual talents.”

AS Level results at both schools were the best in recent history, with almost 70% at A or B grade.  This sets the scene for an exciting future for the pupils as they commence their final year at HMSG and Monmouth School.

HMSG Medics Hettie B 2 Pietra and Becky


2015 GCSE Results

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Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.

Records were broken at HMSG, where 94.8% of girls achieved A* to B grades and 40% of candidates gained 10 A* to A grades.

The A* to A rate was 74.3% and 30% of girls were awarded seven or more A* grades.

GCSE Results - HMSG Girls 9Two girls, Katie and Amelia, both achieved 11 A*s and a distinction in additional maths.

Amina, who gained 10 A*s, is well on her way to realising her dream of becoming a psychiatrist.

She said: “I’m over the moon.

“My brother Anse, who is at Monmouth School, got 11 A*s last year so the pressure was really on!

“I’m a kinesthetic (or active) learner, so I used whiteboards to quiz myself.

“I know teaching a subject is the best way of learning something yourself, so that’s what I did.”

And five Welsh rowers at the School, who took part in this year’s home internationals for Wales, national schools and Henley for HMSG, gained 29 A*s and 17 As between them, highlighting the connection between sport and academic success.

GCSE Results - HMSG RowersOne of the team, Josephine, achieved 10 A*s.

“Rowing teaches you what it means to work hard,” she said.

“It teaches you time management, commitment and those skills really help when it comes to exams.”

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress at HMSG, said: “We were delighted for the girls and so proud of them for getting the School’s best ever A* to B rate.  The commitment and hard work of pupils and staff certainly paid off this year! The results were excellent across the board including the more challenging IGCSE papers which we now undertake in science, history and Chinese.  I was particularly pleased to see the strong correlation between the dedication required to compete at a national level in rowing and achieving excellent exam results.

“I think sport in general teaches you how to use time away from studies productively and how to be part of a supportive team. Fitness of body equals fitness of mind.”

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