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Strong GCSE results recorded by talented pupils

Strong GCSE results recorded by talented pupils

Josh Thomas, Will Sissons and Ruby James

Pupils at Rydal Penrhos School have recorded a very strong set of GCSE results.

As grades were published across the country on Thursday, August 24, the school announced that over 20 per cent of all grades were A* or equivalent.

This was up from the previous year and is the second highest percentages of A* grades recorded by GCSE candidates at Rydal Penrhos since 2010.

Caitlin Teece

There were also a number of pupils that achieved the new Grade Nine in English (First Language) and English Literature, which puts them in the top two per cent nationwide in accordance with the new grading system.

Headmaster Simon Smith, said: "Our Year 11 pupils have achieved so much, individually and collectively, during their time in Middle School.

“I am delighted that their results have not only enhanced the school's academic standing but more importantly given themselves the confidence and foundations to begin the next chapter of their learning in the Sixth Form.

“I congratulate them all and thank their parents and teachers for their incredible support and inspiration."

Gowri Pradeep

Among the individual successes was Gowri Pradeep, who was rewarded for exceptional application to her studies with eight A*s, two nines and a Distinction in Additional Mathematics, while Caitlin Teece attained seven A*s, a 9, an 8, an A and a Distinction in Additional Maths.

Welsh international chess sensation Imogen Camp produced impressive overall marks with seven A*, two scores of 8, an A and a Distinction, and Will Sissons secured nine and eight Grades in English, six A*s, two As and an Additional Maths Distinction.

Imogen Camp

Another to come away with impressive marks was Rafeez Mortuza, who achieved five A*s, three As, two 8 Grades and also a Distinction in Additional Maths.

Rydal Penrhos’ Year 10 pupils also achieved phenomenal success in early entries, with all 15 Mathematics candidates gaining A*s and all candidates that took languages (Chinese, Italian Welsh Second Language) also achieving 100 per cent A* grades.

Read more about their fantastic success here

Rafeez Mortuza

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