Students at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools celebrated an outstanding set of A level results this year.

The two schools gained twice the national average for the top A level grades.

Monmouth School for Boys enjoyed its best results since 2012, with 21% of pupils achieving A* grades, and 55% A* to A.  At Monmouth School for Girls, 17% were A* grades and 54% were A* to A.

Two boys – Sam and Jonathan – achieved a remarkable four A*s in their examinations.  One girl – Amelia from Chepstow – was awarded four A*s and will be reading maths at Imperial College London.

A total of 76% of the boys were awarded A* to B grades and 28% achieved three or more A to A* grades. It was a similar success at the girls where a total of 75% were awarded A* to B grades and more than a third (34%) achieved three or more A to A* grades.

Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys, said:  “We are particularly pleased that the boys achieved such outstanding academic results while also contributing with great energy and enthusiasm to the many areas of our co-curricular programme.  We achieved our best set of results in five years – with 55% achieving A* to A grades, and 76% A* to B.  These headline statistics are very strong indeed, and something for the boys and staff to be proud of.”

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of Monmouth School for Girls, 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.  We wish our students every success as they move on to the exciting next stage of their lives.”