Pupils praised for application during revision sessions
November 18, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupils were praised for their application during special study skills sessions organised by the school’s incredible teaching staff.

This is an important time of year for pupils up and down the country embarking on GCSE and A Level examinations. After two years of no such experiences for those in Years 11 and 13 due to COVID-19 restrictions, next spring’s candidates at Rydal Penrhos are going through a much more normal scenario when it comes to learning, revision and additional preparation ahead of their big moment.

As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure that each child or young person progressed through these challenging times. Rydal Penrhos’ outstanding examination results in recent years are a strong reflection of a pupil-centred approach that focuses on the individual and assists in reaching their respective goals.

Not only this, but incredible value-added scores further represents our exam candidates often far exceeding the marks expected on a consistent basis.

Although it’s now a return to normal for our upcoming exam hopefuls, the ethos remains the same. Our exceptional teaching staff are constantly searching for ways to assist our learners in whatever way they can. Especially during such an important stage where results can dictate university destinations or opportunities in the working world.

Those sitting exams in 2022 and 2023 got a substantial boost in their revision preparations after staff organised special Study Skills presentations with Maximise Your Potential, who are industry leaders in providing high-impact study skills for examinations and life in general.

The focus of the presentations was to get the pupils to really understand the benefits of good study practice and to take ownership of their learning.

Jeremy Dry, who is the director of Maximise Your Potential, wrote an email of appreciation following the visit to the school’s Assistant Principal Andy Thomas to thank him and credit the pupils for their keen participation during the sessions.

He said: “I wanted to thank Rydal Penrhos for a very warm welcome. The pupils were excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with both groups.

“They were focused throughout and very willing to participate, as well.  I hope they recognised the value of the topics covered and will put some of the ideas into practice as they progress towards their GCSEs and A Levels.”

This is yet another dimension to the school’s comprehensive approach with our pupils’ progress in mind. One that will hopefully stand them in good stead in the weeks and months to come before they officially receive their results next summer.


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