Sixth Form pupils at Rydal Penrhos are celebrating another year of fantastic A-level results.
As results were published nationwide on Thursday, August 17, A* and A the most frequently awarded marks once again with 34.3 percent of total submissions receiving the top grades.
This combined with earlier International Baccalaureate Diploma results boosts the school's overall A*-A percentage at A-level or equivalent to nearly 40%.
There was further cause for celebration as 17.2 per cent of pupils managed to collect A* grades, which is significantly higher than the national average of 8.3%.
In addition 60.6% of entries achieving A*- B marks and 77.8% securing A*-C, which is up from the previous year, and 93.9 per cent of pupils managed to achieve passes for their efforts.
Chemistry pupils at the school gained superb results, with 85.7 per cent achieving A*-B grades, with Drama and Theatre Studies candidates also excelling with 100% A*-B and English Literature pupils gaining 100 per cent A*-C.
Headmaster Simon Smith, said: “We are all delighted with these results. The pupils are to be, rightly, congratulated for their hard work and dedication to their academic studies whilst contributing in so many ways to the co-curricular life of this outstanding school.
“Certain pupils and grades will grab the headlines but I am equally pleased for those pupils who have achieved above and beyond what they might have expected at this time of exam reform and resultant uncertainty.
“I also wish to thank all the staff at Rydal Penrhos and the pupils' parents, who contribute in so many ways, for their care, professionalism, support and inspiration in contributing to these results. We now wish all our 2017 leavers well as they begin the next chapter in their lives prepared, I hope, to make a difference in the world and trust they come back and see us soon."
There were a host of individual successes which were led by Jack Sissons, who claimed four A*’s in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and he has now secured a place at the University of Durham where he will study General Engineering.
Twins Katie and Will Marston also gained significant grades, with the pair achieving three A*’s, three A’s and two B grades between them, and they are now heading to Liverpool and Durham to study Medicine and Politics, Philosophy and Economics respectively.
Outgoing Deputy Head Girls Adele Parry (one A*, two A’s) and Grace Patrick (two A*’s, B and C) also performed superbly, while Head Boy Adam Sabri rounded off his time at Rydal Penrhos with one A* and two A’s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, and will now study Dentistry at Cardiff University.
Other success came from Nick Dundee, Euan Humphreys and Dan Owen, who obtained A* grades in their OCR Technicals Diploma in Sport, while Ed Lunt, Elishia Phillips, Sanjita Kumar and Alice Waltham were also rewarded with outstanding grades at A-level.
Head of Sixth Form Pete Lavery, added: “We are absolutely delighted for our pupils, the majority of whom have been accepted into their first choice universities.
“There are some truly outstanding individual achievements and we wish them all the very best in their next steps.”