Preparing for GCSEs before they begin
January 6, 2022

Year 9 pupils at Rydal Penrhos are getting the chance to prepare for their upcoming GCSE modules before they even begin thanks to the sterling commitment of teaching staff.

Making the transition from Key Stage 3 to GCSE level in Years 10 and 11 can be an extremely exciting prospect. The chance to focus more on subjects of interest and earn valuable qualifications following their memorable journey through education at Rydal Penrhos makes this an important but thoroughly enjoyable period before another significant milestone begins within the school’s Sixth Form community.

Putting the interests of every pupil at the centre of the school’s approach is a key component behind some incredible success in recent years. This is seen not only in exceptional examination results but also in high value-added scores and encouraging development in and out of the classroom on a daily basis.

Teaching staff are always looking for ways to ease the burden on pupils. This comes through a comprehensive curriculum and additional learning tools provided to every year group either online or during enrichment.

Small class sizes are another way for staff to focus on the individual.

Learning what inspires and motivates them can make all the difference. Although pupil numbers have increased significantly over the last 18 months despite the challenges relating to COVID-19, Rydal Penrhos strives to protect the teacher-pupil ratio with strong recruitment when necessary.

Some upcoming workshops for Year 9 arranged by History teacher Maria Freeman will be predominantly skills-based and also set to cover content normally associated with GCSE modules throughout the spring term.

In addition to this, pupils will also be given experience and tasks that involve writing at length, which should stand them in tremendous stead when it’s time to begin assignments and in a more structured environment during examinations.

It’s the little things that make a big difference at Rydal Penrhos. We remain indebted to our teaching staff for their constant evaluation of methods as well as finding new and creative ways to ensure every pupil gets the very most out of their time at the school.

Hopefully, our next group of Key Stage 4 pupils can continue Rydal Penrhos’ proud history of academic achievements in the coming years.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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