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Student seals place at Cambridge University

August 16th, 2019

Mererid achieved two A*s and two As and will take up an offer to read Music at Cambridge University.
Talented musician Mererid during the recent Eisteddfod at Monmouth School for Girls.

A Monmouth student has secured her place to study at Cambridge University after an outstanding set of A level results.

Talented musician and sportswoman, Mererid, will be taking up an offer to read Music at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Eighteen-year-old Mererid, a Deputy Head Girl at Monmouth School for Girls, achieved A*s in German and Music and As in Latin and English.

A member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Mererid was among 10 girls at Monmouth who achieved three or more A* and A grades.

“I have had seven brilliant years in Monmouth and it has given a wonderful grounding and I can’t wait for the exciting challenges ahead,” said Mererid.

“Cambridge will be such an exciting place to live and study with lots of opportunities and I am most looking forward to the music and the high-level sport.”

At Monmouth School for Girls, 39.3% of all grades were A* to A – exceeding the national average – and 69.6% – more than two-thirds of all grades – were A* to B.

The A* rate was 10.3% and 87.9% of all grades were A* to C, an improvement in the results from 12 months ago.

Headmistress at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Jessica Miles, said: “Mererid worked extremely hard at Monmouth in her academic studies and achieved outstanding results alongside being so heavily involved in many activities, like music, sport and boarding at the school.”

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