Some extremely strong individual performances were the highlight of another superb set of A-level results at Rydal Penrhos School.
Imogen Camp, Gowri Pradeep and Nick Fiorita all began their education at Rydal Penrhos Prep School and have thrived for well over a decade both academically and from an extra-curricular perspective under the guidance and support of specialist staff at both sites.
The undoubted standout was Colwyn Bay resident Imogen, who managed to secure an exceptional five grades at A* in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
This incredible set of results for the Welsh youth chess champion has confirmed her place at the prestigious Queens’ College Cambridge, where she will study Natural Sciences.
Her results included 499 out of a possible 500 in Chemistry and 497/500 in Physics.
Departing Head Girl Gowri, who lives in Bodelwyddan, was another to achieve a considerable amount thanks to her sterling commitment to her studies.
With an A* in Chemistry and two A’s in Biology and Mathematics, Gowri will now head to King’s College London to study Medicine over a five-year period.
Nick, who held the position of Head Boy at the school and is a Llandudno resident, attained four A grades in Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology and has secured a place studying Physics at the University of Warwick.
Alistair Irvine, Venus Kwong, Ewan Luke and Caitlin Qu were others that emerged from their respective subjects with impressive results, with a number of Year 12 pupils also achieving considerable success one year into their A-level studies.
Head Boy Ioan Peake-Jones, Abhishek Bathula and Eddie Farrell all managed to secure A* grades in Mathematics a year early, with Tomos Cole-King and Bijou Rajagopal gaining A’s.
The subjects that achieved 100 per cent pass rates were Art and Design, Biology, Chinese, English Literature, French, Geography, Further Mathematics, Music and Spanish.
Rydal Penrhos School announced that 36.1 per cent of all final GCSE marks were A*-A (9-7), with the number of pupils achieving A*-C (9-4) grades recorded at 91.6%.
There were a host of individual success stories from the Year 11 group, with Richard Wolfendale’s exceptional application to his studies bringing a truly remarkable set of examination results.
The Rhos on Sea resident achieved no fewer than six 9 marks in English, English Literature, French, Geography, Mathematics and Music, in addition to three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Richard also secured a distinction in Additional Mathematics and an eight score in Religious Studies, and he has been at Rydal Penrhos for the entirety of his education after enrolling in Year 5.
Another standout performer was Vanessa Ma, who attained 9’s in Business, Chinese, English Literature, French and Mathematics, three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, two 8 marks in History and Religious Studies and a distinction in Additional Mathematics.
Colwyn Bay resident Kevin Farrell managed to secure three 9’s, three A*’s and a distinction as a result of his efforts, with Anna Parry-Williams, Eleanour Osbourne, Cerys Cuddihy, Harry Grocott, Sydney Johnson, Morgan Kendall, Nicholas Riding, Amanda Sperring and Alicia Zhou others to achieve a considerable amount.
There was further cause for celebration from a Rydal Penrhos perspective, with no fewer than 17 Year 10 pupils securing grades of 9 or 8 in Mathematics a year early.
Among the top performing subjects were Mathematics, Biology, English Literature and Physics.