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Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls celebrate outstanding GCSE results

August 20th, 2015

GCSE Results HMSG Group

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.”

Mrs 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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