Academic Results 2016
A level results joy at HMSG
A level pupils celebrated a glowing set of results at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.
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 HMSG, 57.3% 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. 83.0% of grades were A* to B, and the pass rate was 100%.
One girl, Stephanie, was awarded five A*s and secured her offer to read engineering at Cambridge.
Ellena achieved two A*s, two As and a B and will take up her place at Oxford to study psychology and philosophy, and Cass has secured her place at Oxford to study theology with two A*s, two As and a B.
Ellena said: “It means a lot – it hasn’t quite sunk in yet.
“When you put in so much work it’s gratifying to get good results.
“I’m most looking to forward to being able to look really in depth at the subjects I love and to being surrounded by such academically-minded people.
“Going to Oxford will be another chance to shape my academic future all over again. I’ve definitely had some very supportive teachers at HMSG who have encouraged me and helped me along the way.”
Mary achieved three As and will be reading French and Spanish at Durham University. The actress, who played Mrs Potts in HMSG’s recent Beauty and the Beast musical, also has a Vice Chancellor’s Performing Arts Scholarship which will see her work on drama productions within primary and secondary schools throughout her time at university.
She said: “I’ve acted all my life and I’ve loved drama from such a young age, so it will be amazing to help other young people discover the same love for it.”
And Pippa, 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.
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.
“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.”
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. HMSG has achieved above and beyond the national average for A* – A grades across the board, including core STEM subjects. It’s so lovely to see the dedication of such a talented year group help them progress on to their next step.”
Girls celebrate outstanding GCSE results
Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.
42% of all examinations were graded A* and more than a third of pupils achieved at least seven A*s.
All 20 pupils who sat additional maths achieved a distinction and a third of all girls gained 10 A* to A grades.
Best friends Susie and Lucy were both awarded eight A*s and two As.
Lucy said: “We’ve been together since Reception and we were in a lot of the same classes.
“I can’t believe how well we’ve done.
“We knew maths was going to be a challenge so we did a lot of past papers together.
“We definitely got each other through maths this year.”
Flautist Rosemary, who hopes to study French and German at university, was relieved that her hard work delivered such sterling marks.
She said: “I’m so happy. My advice to people taking GCSEs next year is to stay calm and pace yourself throughout study periods.”
Pupils also performed well in the more challenging IGCSE examinations.
82.6% of biology papers, 82.6% of physics exams, 73.9% of chemistry papers and 78.6% of history assessments were marked at A*/A.
Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of HMSG, added: “We were delighted for the girls and so proud of them. This is the first year that every single girl who sat additional maths achieved a distinction. It’s all thanks to the dedication and commitment of our pupils and staff.”
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.
At HMSG, 53.7% 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. 79.6% of grades were A* to B. Hettie gained 3A*s and 1A and will now take up her place to read German and Spanish at Cambridge. While fellow pupil, Lizzie will read classics at Cambridge having gained a remarkable 3A* and 3 A grades as well as being a Soduko champion. Arianna had the distinction of gaining 3 A grades and was the stand-out player at the recent lacrosse world championships where she was offered a scholarship to the University of Delaware by a scout. However, she will take up her place at Imperial College to study geology in September.
Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress at HMSG, said: “I am so proud of the girls’ results today. 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. HMSG has achieved above and beyond the national average for A* – A grades across the board, including core STEM subjects. I cannot wait to see what the Class of 2015 go on to achieve as they set off to contribute to the world using their many and varied individual talents.”
AS Level results at both schools were the best in recent history, with almost 70% at A or B grade. This sets the scene for an exciting future for the pupils as they commence their final year at HMSG and Monmouth School.
2015 GCSE Results
Focus and determination paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.
Records were broken at HMSG, where 94.8% of girls achieved A* to B grades and 40% of candidates gained 10 A* to A grades.
The A* to A rate was 74.3% and 30% of girls were awarded seven or more A* grades.
Two girls, Katie and Amelia, both achieved 11 A*s and a distinction in additional maths.
Amina, who gained 10 A*s, is well on her way to realising her dream of becoming a psychiatrist.
She said: “I’m over the moon.
“My brother Anse, who is at Monmouth School, got 11 A*s last year so the pressure was really on!
“I’m a kinesthetic (or active) learner, so I used whiteboards to quiz myself.
“I know teaching a subject is the best way of learning something yourself, so that’s what I did.”
And five Welsh rowers at the School, who took part in this year’s home internationals for Wales, national schools and Henley for HMSG, gained 29 A*s and 17 As between them, highlighting the connection between sport and academic success.
One of the team, Josephine, achieved 10 A*s.
“Rowing teaches you what it means to work hard,” she said.
“It teaches you time management, commitment and those skills really help when it comes to exams.”
Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress at HMSG, said: “We were delighted for the girls and so proud of them for getting the School’s best ever A* to B rate. The commitment and hard work of pupils and staff certainly paid off this year! The results were excellent across the board including the more challenging IGCSE papers which we now undertake in science, history and Chinese. I was particularly pleased to see the strong correlation between the dedication required to compete at a national level in rowing and achieving excellent exam results.
“I think sport in general teaches you how to use time away from studies productively and how to be part of a supportive team. Fitness of body equals fitness of mind.”