Academic Results 2017
Outstanding A level results for Monmouth School for Boys
Pupils at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are today celebrating an outstanding set of A level results.
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.
Two boys – Sam and Jonathan – achieved a remarkable four A*s in their examinations.
A total of 76% of the boys were awarded A* to B grades and 28% achieved three or more A to A* grades.
The pass rate at Monmouth School for Boys was 100% which showed the dedication and hard work of Sixth Formers and staff.
Sam, who was the lead for a Minecraft project replicating Monmouth School’s historic buildings, sealed a place at Cambridge University with his outstanding four A* grades. Sam, who lives in Monmouth, also ran the school’s hugely successful altitude ballooning club, will read computer science at Robinson College.
Skenfrith’s James C, who was part of the school’s winning Young Rewired State’s Festival of Code competition, achieved three A*s and an A to seal his place to read computer science at Keble College, Oxford University.
The vice-captain of the first VIII rowing team, James B, was awarded three As to confirm his place at Oxford University.
James, who lives in Monmouth and was also the leader of the school’s lower strings orchestra, will study classics at Corpus Christi College.
Head boy, Joe, from Bettws Newydd, near Usk, will be studying history at Durham University after being awarded an A* and two As.
Deputy Head Boy, Dan, who was also captain of the football team, will be reading international management and modern languages at the University of Bath after achieving three A*s and an A.
Dylan was awarded an A* and two As and will study medicine at King’s College London and Harry, from Magor, will also study medicine, heading to Cardiff University after securing three A*s.
Zelig, from Coleford, who was leader of the upper strings orchestra and a tennis captain, will also be reading medicine, at the Queen Mary University of London, having achieved two A*s and two As.
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.”
Excellent GCSE Results for Monmouth School for Boys
Four pupils at Monmouth School for Boys achieved a clean sweep of A* grades and 19 gained A*s to A.
A total of 93% of pupils attained A* to C grades, with 35% achieving an A* and 81% celebrating A* to B grades.
Pupils were also among the first cohort to receive grades in a numerical format as opposed to letters.
Under the new system, 9, 8 and 7 are equivalent to A* or A, while 6, 5 and 4 are equivalent to B or C.
Two of the boys’ leading performers were Joe, from Llandogo, and Jack, from Devauden near Chepstow, who both achieved 11 A*s and a 9 in English.
Keen footballer Adam scored nine A*s and a 9 in English, while Matthew, who was also awarded nine A*s, achieved an 8 in English.
The boys excelled particularly in IGCSE examination subjects which are more theoretical and exam based than GCSES, and are regarded as more challenging.
An impressive tally of 40 pupils gained A* in biology with 81% awarded A* to A grades.
A total of 76% of pupils achieved A* to A grades in maths, while that figure was 74% for physics and 71% for both history and chemistry.
A solid 59% of pupils achieved A* to A grades in English literature.
Other highlights included cross-country runner Robbie who was awarded eight A*s, an A and a 7 in English and Antony, from Newport, who achieved eight A*s, an A and a 9.
Former triathlon champion Frank has overcome a life-changing diagnosis to secure four As, four Bs and a 6 in English.
Frank immersed his whole life in sport and was an outstanding rugby player until tests revealed he had an inherited heart condition.
Told to stop strenuous physical activity, he has since discovered a new passion for music and photography.
Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys, said: “Following our outstanding A level results last week, we can be pleased with today’s GCSE results.
“A total of 81% of boys achieved A* to B grades under the careful guidance of our dedicated teaching staff.
“Four students achieved a full set of A* grades and 19 gained a full set of A* to A grades.
“Our IGCSE results were particularly strong. The grades in biology were excellent with 40 pupils achieving an A* grade and 81% securing grades from A* to A.
“The diligence and hard work of our boys has also been rewarded by the high number of A* to A grades in maths, physics, history and chemistry.
“We are delighted that our students achieve such strong examination results alongside their very active involvement in the many activities in our extra-curricular programme.”
Academic Results 2016
A level results joy at Monmouth School
A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at Monmouth School.
The hard work and dedication of sixth formers and staff paid off with almost one in three candidates gaining all A* or A grades.
Monmouth School enjoyed its best set of results in four years, with 50.2% A* – A grades and three quarters of all grades A* – B. Three boys, Freddie, Dan and Sam all achieved four A*s.
Head Boy, Sam, will take up his place to study maths at Oxford after achieving a remarkable 4 A*s and 100% in his physics paper.
The 1st XIII rower said: “I was really nervous but excited this morning – my hands were shaking over my cup of tea! I was genuinely surprised and relieved when I opened UCAS to see my offer was confirmed.”
Zac was awarded two A*s and an A and is excited to begin reading medicine at Oxford.
He said: “I mostly felt relief when I opened my results. All the hard work has paid off and I’m looking forward to what’s next – it means a lot.”
Freddie’s four A*s will enable him to study medicine at King’s College London.
He said: “Both of my parents are farmers, so I’ll be the first medic in the family. I’m thrilled with my results. I’m hoping to specialise in forensic psychology or surgery and I’m very excited about embarking on my medical career.”
Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School, said: “Such strong results have allowed Monmouth School boys to take up places at their universities of choice, including Oxford and Cambridge, and the elite Russell Group Universities. We are particularly pleased that the boys achieved such excellent results alongside being involved in many other activities: many of our most committed sportsmen and musicians, for example, achieved outstanding grades. This is the hallmark of Monmouth School – the boys certainly work extremely hard in their academic studies, and achieve outstanding results, but they also make highly valued contributions to a wide range of other activities in School.”
Boys celebrate outstanding GCSE results
Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at Monmouth School.
43% of all grades were A*. Eleven boys gained at least eight A*s, and two pupils, Oli and Richard, achieved 11 A*s.
An impressive 68.6% of all grades were A* to A, 20 boys gained all A*s and As, and three candidates achieved a clean sweep of A*s.
Oli put in a huge amount of work to achieve his excellent results.
He said: “It’s such a nice feeling to know all the effort paid off in the end.
“If you’ve got the right grades it means you can go anywhere you want – they’re a passport for life.
“Teachers at Monmouth have been so supportive. They kept me calm at stressful times.
“My advice to pupils taking GCSEs is to trust your teachers and do what they say.
“It’s also really important to take breaks and distract yourself from studying from time to time because otherwise the stress builds up.
“I love photography, so I went for lots of walks and took pictures when I needed a distraction.”
Will, who has come up through the Haberdashers’ Schools from nursery at Agincourt, achieved nine A*s and an A.
He said: “I set myself targets to complete a chapter or a topic at a time – it’s a lot more rewarding that way.
“Going for a run in the mornings definitely helped me to clear my head too.
“I was very happy when I saw my results this morning.”
Pupils also performed well in the more challenging IGCSE examinations.
At the boys’ school, A*/A grades were awarded to 84.6% of biology papers, 83.1% of physics exams, 78.4% of chemistry papers and 74.5% of history candidates.
Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School, said: “The jewel in the crown is that our percentage A* has increased to a superb 43%. This reflects very well indeed on the great efforts of our students, and is particularly impressive given that many of these boys are very actively involved in our extra-curricular programmes. The staff and I are so proud of the achievements of this year group, and they have certainly set the foundations for excellence in the sixth form at Monmouth School.”
Academic Results 2015
2015 A Level Results…
A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. The hard work and dedication of pupils and staff paid off with almost one in three students gaining all A* or A grades.
Monmouth School gained its second highest percentage of A* grades with 22.3% of all exams being awarded the coveted A* grade. 45.2% of exams were graded A* or A and four boys achieved an astonishing 4 A* grades with a further seven gaining 3A* grades. The following pupils were awarded 4A*s and will take up their places at Oxford: Tim to read chemistry, James to read engineering, William to read mathematics and Ben to read physics.
Harri, Tom, Jamie, Matthew, Jordan, Joel and David all pulled off a hat-trick of A*s. Deputy Head Boy, Jamie, will take up his place to study English literature at King’s College, Cambridge. Ben gained 1 A* and 3 A grades to wrap off a summer which also saw him win a national computing competition as part of team Buoy, alongside Harri.
Dr Andrew Daniel, who has just taken up the post of Headmaster at Monmouth School, said:
“Monmouth School boys can be hugely proud of the excellent set of A Level results that they have received today, and they have made my first week as Headmaster a very happy one! The boys have worked extremely hard and made great progress in their final year in our School, and I thank the hard-working staff of Monmouth School for their caring and expert support. No less than 29 boys achieved at least three A grades. It is particularly pleasing that many of our high performers have also achieved excellence in a wide range of other activities at Monmouth School, with leading sportsmen and musicians receiving many top grades. As our boys move into a wide range of exciting university courses they leave us as confident and assured young men.”
2015 GCSE Results…
Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.
At Monmouth School, 30% of boys achieved 10 or more A* to A grades and there were 14 pupils, in the cohort of 89, with eight or more A* grades.
Matthew, who was pivotal in a project to recreate a true-scale version of Monmouth School in online game Minecraft, was awarded 11 A*s.
He said: “I haven’t been this excited for a while – I’d prepared myself for worse results but this is the best possible outcome by a mile.
“There is honestly no substitute for revision and hard work. I studied for up to six hours a day at Christmas time and then upped it over Easter leading to exams.
“If you get your head down, you can do it.”
Matthew hopes to study computer science at university in the future.
Another four boys, James, Will, Calum and Henry were awarded at least 10 A*s.
Budding football star Dan, who plays for the School’s 1st team, is celebrating nine A*s and an A grade.
At Monmouth School 36.2% of all grades were A*s, with 84.4% of pupils gaining A* to Bs.
Headmaster Andrew Daniel said: “Following our outstanding A level and AS level results last week, today we can celebrate the very strong GCSE results achieved by Monmouth School. No less than 27 boys were awarded 10 or more A* or A grades. The GCSE results are a great reward for these pupils, given their diligent work to prepare for the examinations.
“With almost two thirds of all grades awarded at A* or A, our boys are very well prepared indeed for success in their future studies. I would particularly like to commend this year group for the impressive academic progress that they have made, under the careful guidance of our expert teaching staff.”