Rydal Penrhos Sixth Form: By the numbers
May 12, 2021

It’s one thing for schools to say they are great, but Rydal Penrhos Sixth Form has the numbers to prove it.

Rydal Penrhos has always been proud of its Sixth Formers.

They are role models in the way they behave, kind and caring to their peers and those younger than themselves, they work extremely hard, they care about the community – local and global, they are well mannered and confident without showing arrogance and they are resilient and curious about the journey ahead.

Indeed they are ambassadors for the school both in their time with us, when they move on to higher education and in the world of work.

The school realises just what a life-changing stage Sixth Form can be for a young person.

The pressures and excitement of studying A Levels in subjects you really love, juggled with applying for University and picking the right degree course for a potential career path at the same time.

It can be a very taxing time but at Rydal Penrhos, teaching staff look to alleviate these concerns with expert advice, guidance throughout the final two years of their school life and constant monitoring to ensure academic goals are achieved or even exceeded.

We are delighted to share what our last cohort of Sixth Formers achieved and what current pupils are working to now.

As you can see, the numbers speak for themselves.

51.9% A*-A grades at A Level 2020

  • A*-B grades 75.9%
  • A*-C grades 90.5%
  • 100% pass rate

Rydal Penrhos adapted quickly to ever-changing circumstances with a thorough online provision, providing exam candidates with constant updates and support regarding changes to the assessment process, which was worth its weight in gold judging by the results.

0.5 Value-Added score at A Level (2020)

  • This means for every ten subjects taken, five of them (i.e. half) came with higher grades than a pupil’s innate ability would predict for them.

The majority of Sixth Form pupils did not only reach their expectations in terms of grades, but far exceeded them. This, in turn, helped them secure better degree courses at the best universities.

Bringing us to our next point……

82% of pupils achieved places at their first-choice university

  • This rose to 87.5% when taking into consideration gap year pupils.

24 academic lessons weekly – more face to face time with teaching staff

1 UCAS (university advice) lesson per week to enhance University preparations

22 A Level and Cambridge Technical options available


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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