Superb iGCSE Maths results from Year 11 group
March 16, 2021

Year 11 pupils at Rydal Penrhos produced some fantastic iGCSE results in difficult circumstances.

Rydal Penrhos has worked exceptionally hard to provide a thorough online learning provision over the last 12 months amid the lingering fears surrounding COVID-19. This has enabled every pupil to suffer a minimal loss of learning despite the uncertainty surrounding them and also ensures that individual goals remain on course at various stages of development in both Prep and Senior schools.

One critical area of importance is obviously those embarking on examination years. The Welsh Government has issued changes to the way these results will be graded once again due to the second educational lockdown that will formally come to a full close at Rydal Penrhos next week, but a group of Year 11 pupils managed to sit their iGCSE Mathematics papers in the school’s impressive Memorial Hall prior to the closure.

This came after just two terms of learning the syllabus under the guidance and support of committed teaching staff, who had to cram a lot in during a short space of time to give each pupil the best possible chance of succeeding.

To say they managed to achieve this would be something of an understatement. As results were revealed earlier this week, no fewer than 83 per cent of pupils who sat the examination recorded an A*-A grade, which is a remarkable achievement in the circumstances.

Every pupil deserves an enormous amount of credit for not only their application in the lead-up to their exams, but also the adaptability demonstrated during ever-changing times that could have had a detrimental impact on pupils had the school not reacted quickly to the coronavirus pandemic.

These tremendous follow on from Rydal Penrhos’ historic results at both GCSE and A Level last summer, which were the highest-ever recorded by the school and a further testament to the nurturing environment to progress and thrive.

All these little things make a substantial difference. Attaining some semblance of normality in troubled times is absolutely critical to a child’s learning and with the structured online learning, together with constant support and guidance, pupils at Rydal Penrhos are being put in the best possible position to maintain their high educational standards and attain specific objectives.

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Year 11 on their superb iGCSE results. You deserve all the credit in the world and we are incredibly proud!


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