Students at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have achieved a very strong set of results in the more challenging two-year linear A-level examinations.
At Monmouth School for Boys, 40.7% of all grades were A* to A – well above the national average of 25.5% – and 66.8% were A* to B, an improvement in the results from 2018.
The A* rate was 11.1% and a total of 84% of all grades were A* to C.
Fourteen boys recorded three or more A* and A grades.
At Monmouth School for Girls, 40.2% of all grades were A* to A – again exceeding the national average – and 70.1% – more than two-thirds of all grades – were A* to B.
The A* rate was 10.8% and 88.3% of all grades were A* to C, an improvement in the results from 12 months ago.
Ten girls achieved three or more A* and A grades.
Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools were particularly pleased that the vast majority of students gained their first or second choice place at university.
Great Britain junior rowing cox, Jack, a Deputy Head of School at Monmouth School for Boys, achieved three As and will be taking up an offer to read History at Oxford University.
Adam, a fellow Deputy Head of School, who was heavily involved in last year’s outstanding Young Enterprise business project, was awarded three A*s.
Joe was another student who excelled, recording two A*s and two As and will be heading to the University of St Andrews to read Computer Science.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted and the results have put me on the pathway towards working in computing, possibly in cyber-security.”
Jerome, who achieved 3 A*s and an A, and Anuj, who secured an A* and three As, were also among the successful students.
Sixteen-year-old Robin, who has just finished Year 11, took the A level Mathematics exam two years early and gained an outstanding A* grade.
Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Dr Andrew Daniel, said: “This is the first year of the fully reformed and more challenging two-year linear A level examinations and the boys have achieved very strong results.
“Having played such a full role in the life of the school, alongside their academic commitments, the vast majority of boys are now able to take up offers at their first or second choice university.”
At Monmouth School for Girls, Deputy Head Girl (Boarding), Mererid, a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, recorded two A*s and two As and will take up an offer to read Music at Newnham College, Cambridge University.
“I have had seven brilliant years in Monmouth and it has given a wonderful grounding and I can’t wait for the exciting challenges at Cambridge,” said Mererid.
Bella, who joined the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools’ family at Pre-Prep and Nursery, secured one A* and two As and will now read French and German at Oxford University.
Freya will also be heading to Oxford University, to study Law at St Anne’s College, after achieving three As and a B.
Deputy Head Girl, Lisa, who holds a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship and runs her own business, was awarded three As and a B and will read Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham University.
Head Girl, Faisa, who achieved three As, will follow her dream to read Medicine at Cardiff University.
“I am so happy,” said Faisa. “I have had a brilliant year as Head Girl of the school and now I can follow my dreams of studying medicine.”
Deputy Head Girl, Katie, will head to Edinburgh University to study French and German after she also achieved three As.
GB sailor, Hannah, achieved three A*s and will read Natural Sciences at Exeter University.
Fourteen-year-old Xiaoli, who lives in Mitchel Troy and hopes to become an astronaut, passed her A level Mathematics exam with an outstanding A* grade.
Headmistress at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Jessica Miles, said: “It is always a relief when the hard work pays off and the girls achieve their personal best.
“An impressive percentage of A* to A grades means that the vast majority of our students’ expectations have been met or exceeded.
“The girls work extremely hard at Monmouth in their academic studies and achieve impressive results alongside being so heavily involved in many activities at the school.”