The Sixth Form at Rydal Penrhos School is a phase of your education and personal development that helps to prepare you for the next steps into university life and your future career.
Our Sixth Form programme is designed to bridge the gap between school and university study, and to shape our pupils into well-rounded young adults, ready to take their place in a global society.
We offer an inclusive Sixth Form experience that sets ‘excellence’ as its minimum standard. We have high expectations of our pupils in every aspect of their Sixth Form careers: primarily in their academic studies, but also in their commitments to the extra-curricular life of the school.
In order to support our pupils on their path to success, we provide all Sixth Formers with individual attention to support their specific needs: a support network that comprises subject teachers, a tutor, Head of Sixth Form and UCAS coordinator.
Our Sixth Formers play an integral role in establishing an ethos unique to Rydal Penrhos School.
While a selected team of Senior Prefects contribute to the smooth running of the school day, all Sixth Form pupils are expected to lead younger pupils and set the standard in terms of conduct and dress.
The Ferguson Centre is the name given to the dedicated Sixth Form centre at the school. This is a lovely large open-plan space which boasts some of the best views in the school as it overlooks the old school buildings and out to sea.
The ‘Ferg’ provides a café style area for Sixth Formers to meet during free time and socialise. There is a large sofa area for relaxing and reading, listening to music, playing on the ever popular table football, and a screen projector for watching films.
Next door there is a well-equipped study area for use during study periods. This also forms the base for the Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Leah Crimes.
The Ferguson Centre is well used on a day-to-day basis, and also provides an excellent venue for events including charity fundraising events run by the Sixth Form, social evenings, competitions, leadership and management courses and the Sixth Form lecture series.
Parents, pupils and teachers also get together in the centre for academic updates and lectures, as well as essential social events including drinks receptions and music and drama evenings.