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HMSG pupils celebrate GCSE results

August 21st, 2014

All the hard work and dedication paid off as pupils celebrated outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.

“I really didn’t want to get a B because my brother did so well in his GCSEs.At HMSG, 42.6 per cent of the cohort were awarded A*s and more than half of all candidates (57 per cent) achieved nine or more A*/A grades. Noa was the proud recipient of 11 A*s, including one in Japanese. And Pippa, who rowed for Wales this year and Great Britain in 2013, achieved nine A*s and one A grade. Pippa, whose older brother Will rows for GB, said: “I’m really pleased.

“I think rowing helps academically as well because it teaches you good time management.

“In the future I would like to do something with chemistry and biology.”

Both Schools switched to IGCSE in biology, chemistry, physics and history, a more rigorous examination equivalent to an old O level, to ensure all students were stretched and better able to face the challenges of A levels and university.

81.4 per cent of girls were awarded A*/As in maths, 90 per cent achieved A*/As in biology, 82.5 per cent were awarded A*/As in chemistry and 87.2 per cent received A*/As in physics. Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress, said: “I am hugely proud of the girls’ results.

“They have shattered the stereotype that girls do not shine in maths and the sciences.

“I would like to congratulate all of the students – their dedication and focus never ceases to inspire me.

“Their futures are full of endless possibilities, and I look forward to watching them take on the challenges that lie ahead in sixth form.”

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