The Sixth Form curriculum at Rydal Penrhos School is formed in consultation with pupils applying to join us.

As far as possible, we shape our option blocks based on demand. We are fortunate to be able to offer an extensive range of A-level and Cambridge Technical courses, as well as the Extended Project Qualification. In addition we also support pupils through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS).

Sixth Form pupils’ academic progress is carefully monitored throughout both Years 12 and 13. Pupils work towards aspirational target grades and receive regular updates on their progress through the school reporting system.

In addition to preparing pupils thoroughly for examinations, departments offer a wide variety of opportunities to extend pupils beyond the formal curriculum including lectures, educational visits and enrichment clubs.

Pupils are guided through the university application process by a bespoke PSHE programme.

While offering guidance and advice on the key stages of the UCAS (or other) application process, the PSHE programme also provides guidance on a number of issues relevant to Sixth Form pupils, including study skills, alcohol, drugs, and mental health.



  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • History
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Music
  • Design Technology
  • Physics
  • Drama
  • Religious Studies
  • Economics
  • Sport (Cambridge Technical)
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Business (Cambridge Technical)
  • Art (Photography)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • French
  • Level 3 Extended Certificate in Professional Cookery