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Monmouthshire’s GCSE students are celebrating another increase in their GCSE performance with results indicating that high standards have not only been upheld but in many measures have improved across the county.


Pupils from Abergavenny’s King Henry VIII have achieved outstanding grades. The success of students in Monmouthshire has once again surpassed performances across Wales as a whole and this year’s results compare favourably to the last year’s outstanding achievements.

King Henry VIII School has once again made significant progress, increasing the number of students achieving the level 2 threshold including English and maths to 63.5% from 60% last year. The school saw very strong performance in students gaining grades A*-C in maths and science with both seeing their pass rate increase by over 8%.

County Councillor Liz Hacket Pain, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for education was very pleased with the results.

She commented: “These magnificent GCSE results are well-deserved following the hard work and commitment displayed by the county’s young people while receiving dedicated support from professional school staff. They and their parents must be very proud of their success. I congratulate them and wish the very best for their future.”

Chief Officer for Children and Young People, Sarah McGuinness added: “Such outstanding results are a tribute to the excellent partnership between our wonderful students and school staff. Whatever students choose to do in the future I warmly congratulate them and wish them the very best.”

Monmouthshire County Council

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