Distinction in Grade 8 guitar exam for Zac
May 4, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupil Zac Roberts managed to secure an incredible mark from his recent Grade 8 guitar assessment.

One of the more pleasing things to emerge from Rydal Penrhos during the last 12 months is the unrivalled enthusiasm and drive from pupils to keep their goals unaltered despite the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

This is reflected in the school’s exceptional and record-breaking examination results at A Level and GCSE last summer as well as some incredible individual extra-curricular achievements across a wide range of different activities and interests.

A fine example of this comes from the school’s Music department, which has continued to produce assessment results of the highest quality in the face of some incredible adversity regarding tutoring and preparation for pupils young and old.

The latest example came from Zac Roberts, who is a Year 10 pupil at Rydal Penrhos and has been developing his guitar playing skills both onsite and from the comfort of his own home in the lead-up to his Grade 8 assessment from the London College of Music.

This represented a significant challenge for the pupil considering the level of difficulty associated with a typical Grade 8 examination. Zac rose to the occasion in customary fashion to secure an outstanding Distinction after a polished performance in front of adjudicators.

Zac’s incredible result drew some well-deserved praise from Director of Music Pete Williams, who was thoroughly impressed with the pupil’s application throughout.

He said: “Zac has been a credit to himself and everyone at Rydal Penrhos. He is a very talented young man who works hard at his craft, so it’s especially pleasing to see him rewarded in this manner with a wonderful final mark.

“We have been thrilled with his progress throughout his school life and he deserves all the credit in the world for such a result.”

Zac has been at Rydal Penrhos throughout the entirety of his education and has taken advantage of every opportunity thrown his way. He is a strong academic, contributed regularly to music concerts and inter-house events, is a keen sailor and has also demonstrated strong leadership skills on the field in rugby matches.


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