High percentage of Year 13 secure top university choices
September 4, 2020

A large number of Rydal Penrhos school’s Year 13 group are preparing to move on to their first-choice university destination. 

The school has placed a strong emphasis on university preparation throughout Sixth Form in addition to their academic ethos and varied extra-curricular provision, which has resulted in a significant number of Rydal Penrhos pupils getting into their top university choice.

Out of 51 pupils in Year 13, a total of 82 per cent managed to attain places at their first-choice higher education establishment.

This rises to 87.5 per cent without the three members of Year 13 who are taking a gap year before beginning the next stage of their journey.

Many of our Year 13 achieved places at Russell Group universities, with Ed Patrick and Cassie Parry continuing the school’s rich tradition of successful Oxbridge applicants.

Rydal Penrhos prepares each pupil for the next step throughout their time in Sixth Form.

This can be a daunting prospect, but the pressure is relieved considerably by the school’s committed and caring teaching staff.

With specific lessons regarding applications, the assessment process and best possible destinations, Sixth Formers are given every essential piece of information ahead of some important decisions regarding their future.

This has been highly beneficial for every pupil and is a further testament to the care and support they receive from the school from Pre-School until the moment they depart.

Securing their first-choice universities is thanks to an exceptional set of A Level results from the Year 13 cohort this summer, which were the highest percentages in the school’s history.

Their incredible achievement included a 51.9 per cent pass rate at A*-A, which is the highest in the school’s history since the introduction of the A* grade and represents an increase of 30.5 per cent year on year, with 75.9% achieving A*-B grades.

Those awarded A*-C grades now stand at 90.5 per cent, which is another record and a significant rise of 30.1% from the previous year’s results.

Rydal Penrhos’ pass rate (A*-E) rose to 100 per cent for the sixth time since 2000. And the mean number of subjects passed per candidate was 3.1.


Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families.

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