A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.

The hard work and dedication of sixth formers and staff paid off with almost one in three students gaining all A* or A grades at A level.

At HMSG, 56.9% of grades were A* or A – more than double the national average – and the vast majority of girls gained access to their first choice university. 82.4% of grades were A* to B, and the pass rate was 100%.

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 Parker, Dan Smith and Sam White all achieved four A*s.

Ecstatic Pupils

“I’ve been at HMSG since Year 3 and I couldn’t have done this without being here. All of my teachers have been so amazing.” – Pippa England

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Pippa England achieved outstanding results alongside her rowing commitments

Ellena Gale achieved two A*s, two As and a B and will take up her place at Oxford to study psychology and philosophy, and Cass Lowton has secured her place at Oxford to study theology with two A*s, two As and a B.

“It means a lot – it hasn’t quite sunk in yet.” says Ellena. “When you put in so much work it’s gratifying to get good results. I’ve definitely had some very supportive teachers at HMSG who have encouraged me and helped me along the way.”

And Pippa England, who has rowed for GB and was Captain of the Boats when the HMSG team won the Schools Head this year, is off to study bio chemistry at Imperial College London.

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Head Boy Sam White with Headmaster Dr Andrew Daniel

She said: “I was absolutely terrified opening the results. I was very surprised and extremely happy. It’s been tough since Easter right the way through, but it’s been worth it.

“I’ve been training the whole time as well – which is great for time management. Rowing for the last seven years has definitely taught me how to motivate myself.

Monmouth School’s Head Boy, Sam White, 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.”

Proud Headteachers

“It is a huge relief when the hard work and dedication of staff and pupils pays off” – HMSG Headmistress Dr Caroline Pascoe

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.”

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of HMSG, added: “We are delighted there has been an improvement on last year’s results. 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. It’s so lovely to see the dedication of such a talented year group help them progress on to their next step.”

For more information on Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, visit habs-monmouth.org