A talented former Rydal Penrhos pupil will pursue her dream of a career on stage after securing a place at one of the country’s finest universities for the Performing Arts.
Amy Yue, who was part of the Year 13 cohort that attained this summer’s historic A Level results, which were the best-ever recorded at Rydal Penrhos, is now in the final stages of preparation ahead of the next stage of her journey at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The former boarding pupil has been accepted onto their Musical Theatre course after building a tremendous resume during her time at Rydal Penrhos and achieving the necessary A Level results to meet the criteria.
This represents a significant achievement for Amy, who became a valued member of the Sixth Form community during her time at the school.
Her love for the stage and all things musical has always been evident, with Amy contributing significantly to various concerts with a polished vocal ability that has gone from strength to strength under the guidance and support of specialist teaching staff.
Amy’s passion for the Performing Arts also saw her play a leading role in the RPS Showstoppers extravaganza that attracted more than 1,000 audience members during a series of shows in 2018.
Perhaps her crowning jewel was Amy’s performance as Cosette during the Dramatic Society production of Les Miserables, which wowed audiences over a three-night period.
Her academic strength is another notable and worthy focus of her life at Rydal Penrhos, with Amy achieving success in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s individual and team challenges.
Amy also hit the headlines this year thanks to an exceptional performance in her Grade 8 singing examination administered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools’ of Music, with the pupil attaining a high Distinction after securing 140 out of a possible 150 marks.
Her time at Rydal Penrhos also came with some national television coverage in her homeland, with Amy selected to perform at the high-profile Spring Gala Festival as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations which was shown to millions across the region.
Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families.