Monmouth Boys and Girls Return Strong Set of GCSEs

August 24, 2023

Beaming with joy, 58.7% of girls achieved grades 9-7 (A*-A).


Both Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls showed a very healthy, bounce back to a ‘normal’ set of GCSE results this year.

At the boys’ school, a third of all grades were Grade 9-8, whilst at the girls’ school, the percentage of grades at the top level of 9 has risen to 22.2% and there was in increase in grades at 9-7 (or A*-A) to 58.7%. 

In addition, 75% of students at the girls’ school who took Additional Maths in Year 11 (which sits between GCSE and A-level standard), gained a Distinction.  

As always, there were stand out performances. Academic Scholars Joana, Anna, and Niamh, all gained grades 9 and 8, with Joana sweeping the board with all 9s. In addition, Joana received a special mention from the OCR exam board for being one of the highest scorers in the country for her Art and Design GCSE exams.   

Also, in this elite bracket, are Dylan, who has campaigned extensively, in the region, for hedgehog conservation and gave a compelling talk on the subject at last weekend’s Monmouth Show, as well as Kip, Ojas, Julie, Yusra, and Hannah B. Hannah J, a committed rower who had also competed in the National Schools Rowing championships earlier in the year. 

Gwyndaf (left) and Rohan (right) celebrate their remarkable GCSE achievements, a testament to their dedication and hard work.

A host of students gained all grade 9-7s (or A*-A grades), including Harry, the current U17 athletics 800m Welsh Schools champion and Zoe, who was chosen for the Wales U21 squad for the European lacrosse championships in Prague earlier in the year. Congratulations, also, to Arabella, Lucinda, Evie, Carys, Pasha, Anwen, Rhea, Sophia, Seren, Charlie, Rohan and Freddie, who all achieved a full house of grade 9-7s. Hannah B, Carys, and Seren also all gained a Distinction in their Additional Maths exams. 

Excelling on and off the field, Zoe masters lacrosse and academics, achieving grades 9-7 (A*-A grades) for her GCSE results.

There was reason for a double celebration for Harry and Jack, as the twins both gained all grade 9-7s (or A*-A), as did Cerys, who last year hit even greater heights, undertaking a sponsored skydive, in memory of her nan, raising money for St David’s Hospice Care. 

Dylan, our passionate hedgehog conservation activist, shines with impressive grades 9-8 in his GCSE results.

Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys, Simon Dorman, paid tribute to his students and staff. “This strong set of results is the culmination of hard work and teamwork.  I congratulate my students and thank my amazing staff. At Haberdashers Monmouth Schools we take pride in juggling academic rigour with a strong extra-curricular programme which gives students a balance and perspective in their young lives. It is impressive to see how many students have achieved strong results whilst being committed to sports, music, drama and other activities beyond their studies.”

Carys (left) and Eva (right) celebrate their well earned success in their GCSE results.

Meanwhile, Acting Head of the Girls’ School, Rachel Rees was ‘blown away’ with the quality of the results. “The number of students who have achieved a full house of grades 9-7 or A*-A, is great to see. Once again, our staff have gone above and beyond, to ensure the students were fully prepared, both academically and mentally.”