Year 13 pupils at Rydal Penrhos receive their A-level results tomorrow, and they will look to add their names to those that have secured some exceptional achievements throughout the school’s illustrious history.
The way each Rydal Penrhos pupil has handled such an unprecedented time during the coronavirus pandemic is something they should all be immensely proud of.
Rydal Penrhos has enjoyed some tremendous examination success over the years, with many pupils going on to top universities across the country and the world.
The school’s strong academic ethos coupled with a thriving extra-curricular provision is something that continues to be a substantial benefit for our pupils, with teaching and support staff going above and beyond the call of duty to enable them to thrive and reach their potential.
Here are some prominent A-level success stories from 2019 and 2018.
Rydal Penrhos 2019: Imogen Camp
Imogen began her education at Rydal Penrhos and ended her period at the school with some extraordinary A-level results.
Her exceptional dedication to academic progress enabled Imogen to secure five A* grades 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 is studying Natural Sciences.
Her results included 499 out of a possible 500 in Chemistry and 497/500 in Physics.
2019: Gowri Pradeep
Gowri joined the Rydal Penrhos community in Year 2 and her journey resulted in some outstanding A-level results that rounded off her role as Head Girl.
She achieved an A* in Chemistry and two A’s in Biology and Mathematics, which saw Gowri attain a place at King’s College London to study Medicine over a five-year period.
Gowri left a tremendous impact on the school and is a true success story regarding what can be achieved when a pupil makes the most out of the opportunities available.
2019: Nick Fiorita
Nick is another that joined Rydal Penrhos in Reception at our Prep School, and his final act as Head Boy was to receive some superb A-level results ahead of the next stage of his journey.
This included one A* grade in Physics and A grades in Economics, Mathematics, and Psychology, which sealed his place at the University of Warwick, where he is studying Physics.
2018: Matthew Trumper
Matthew spent the entirety of his senior school education at Rydal Penrhos, and he is another that thrived under the expert guidance and support of teaching staff.
The former football captain gained three A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, in addition to an A in Economics.
This included a combined score of 597 out of a possible 600 in his Mathematics papers, and he is now studying Physics at the University of Durham.
2018: Sara Owen
Sara’s story was a truly inspirational one. The former pupil began her time at Rydal Penrhos in Reception, and she overcame tremendous adversity to record A-level results of the highest standard.
Despite receiving treatment for a brain tumour throughout her studies, Sara secured A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, in addition to an A at AS level in Physics. This included an overall mark of 585 out of a possible 600 in her Mathematics papers.
This represented an immense achievement in the face of adversity, and Sara is now studying medicine at King’s College London.
2018: Elinor Davies
Elinor Davies is now studying French at Jesus College (University of Oxford) after rounding off more than a decade at Rydal Penrhos with an A* mark in Business and A grades in French, History and Home Economics (AS Level).
This was another real indication of just how inspiring a Rydal Penrhos education can be, with Elinor also thriving in areas such as Drama, Media Studies, Hockey and Netball.
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