Remarkable A Level Results for 2022 cohort
August 18, 2022

Rydal Penrhos School is thrilled to confirm another exceptional set of A Level results after an outstanding effort from pupils and staff.

Rydal Penrhos is delighted to confirm some truly outstanding A Level results from the Year 13 cohort, who will now move on to the next stage of their journeys after an incredibly successful time at the school.

This was the first time that most had sat examinations of this kind due to COVID-19 restrictions during their GCSE preparations. Our pupils took on the challenge with their customary work ethic and determination and received unrivalled support from the school’s teaching staff.

As results were formally announced on Thursday 18 August, a total of 64.2 per cent attained a pass rate at A*-A, with 37.78% securing A* grades thanks to their commitment and the impeccable preparation they received over their final two years at Rydal Penrhos.

Those achieving A*-B grades stood at 80.5% and 92.7% of pupils achieved A*-C grades as a result of their efforts.

Rydal Penrhos’ pass rate (A*-E) remains at 100%, which is the eighth time since 2000 that the school has managed this feat.

There were a host of notable individual achievements, with Rebecca Mann attaining no fewer than four A* grades plus an additional A* in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). A magnificent achievement from the departing pupil, who will now go on to the University of Warwick to study Mathematics.

Another with a lot to celebrate was Arthur Hind, who held the position of Head Boy during his final school year and attained four A* grades and will now begin studying a Masters in Engineering (Triple Engineering) at Sheffield University.

Isabel Bateson (3 A*s, A), Daniel McLaughlin (3 A*s), Simeon Murphy-Thomas (3 A*s, A* EPQ), Paul Kenyon (3 A*s, A* EPQ) and Suhas Shekar (3 A*s) were others who achieved a significant amount thanks to their sterling commitment, with Juan Rajagopal gaining 3 A*s and an A to go alongside the 1st class honours degree in Mathematics with the Open University he accomplished during his A Level years.

Head Girl Shruthi Ganapathi (2 A*s, A), Emily Penwright (2 A*s, A,  A* EPQ), Isabel Toms-Arbel (2 A*s, A), Tasnim Mortuza (A*, 2 As, A* EPQ), and Damisola Animashaun (2 A*s, A, B) secured hugely impressive grades, which is a just reward for their adaptability and focus to reach or exceed their goals.

John Waszek, Executive Principal of Rydal Penrhos, said: “These outstanding examination results are a testament to the well-rounded, comprehensive education provided by Rydal Penrhos, and I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the pupils who worked tirelessly throughout their time as Sixth Formers.

“It has been a voyage into the unknown in terms of sitting examinations after a significant spell of disruption. Our teaching staff must also take their share of plaudits, preparing them for every eventuality during lessons and specially organised events that focused on revision techniques and exam preparations.

“The Rydal Penrhos community also strives to ensure parents are an important part of the process. So congratulations to the family members that also played a big part with unwavering support.

“We wish the 2022 cohort well on the next step of their respective journeys and our thoughts and best wishes go with them.”


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