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Rydal Penrhos: Record-breaking GCSE results for Year 11
August 20, 2020

Rydal Penrhos School is delighted to announce a record-breaking set of GCSE results for the 2019/20 academic year.

The Year 11 group worked exceptionally hard under the guidance and support of Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated staff team, and this has seen them secure the school’s best-ever percentages at GCSE level.

The number of A* grades awarded was 49.2 per cent, which is a significant rise of 33.2% from the previous year.

A total of 66.7 per cent of grades were A*-A – a rise of 30.6% – and this is testament to how each member of Year 11 applied themselves to their studies.

The number of pupils securing A*-B grades was 87.1 per cent, which is an increase of 17.4% from the 2018/19 academic year.

98.5 per cent of Rydal Penrhos’ GCSE candidates attained A*-C marks, with 97.8 per cent securing this feat in five or more subjects. The mean number of passes per candidate was recorded at 9.1.

Sally-Ann Harding, Head of Senior School, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the GCSE results, they are the best I have seen in my 30 years at Rydal Penrhos, a strong cohort supported by some really dedicated teaching, well done.”

There were a host of individual success stories from Year 11, with Shruthi Ganapathi gaining three 9s, four 8s, three A*s and a distinction in Additional Mathematics. She will now move on to Sixth Form next month and is hoping to pursue a career in Dentistry.

Another standout pupil was Damisola Animashaun, who secured five 9s, two 8s, three A*s and a distinction in Additional Mathematics. This extraordinary set of results is a reward for the impact he has made across all areas of school life.

Rebecca Mann’s outstanding commitment saw the pupil awarded four 9s, two 8s, three A*s and a distinction, with Megan Gibson also coming away with superb grades with four 9s, three 8s, three A*s and a distinction.

Juan Rajagopal’s academic excellence was reflected with four 9s, four 8s, three A*s and a distinction, and Arthur Hind’s two 9s, four 8s, a seven, three A*s and a distinction was another eye-catching set of results from the Year 11 contingent.

Others that can look back at their results with an enormous sense of pride are Hannah Davies, (four 9s, 8, 7, three As), Tasnim Mortuza (two 9s, four 8s, 7, 3 A*s, distinction), Josh Peevor (two 9s, five 8s, three A*s, distinction), Niamh Smith (three 9s, two 8s, two 7s, two A*s, A), Daniel McLaughlin (two 9s, four 8s, 7, three A*s, distinction) and Noone Abdalla (9, three 8s, three 7s, one A*, two As).

This is yet another fine example of what can be achieved from a Rydal Penrhos education, with each pupil benefitting considerably from the school’s strong academic ethos and a diverse extra-curriculum provision.