From the Lower School to Sixth form, Rydal Penrhos pupils follow a diverse curriculum with plenty of choice to suit individual strengths and interests.
Years 7-8 (ages 11-13)
Head of School – Mrs Irene Proudlove
Rydal Penrhos School is a school for pupils from age to 11 – 18: Years 7-8 sit in the middle of this programme, bridging a gap from primary schooling to the public examinations of GCSE and beyond. More opportunities and greater challenges are gradually introduced in the Lower School and specialist teachers are used at every stage and we aim at this stage to inspire a love of learning. Please refer to the Years 7-9 Curriculum Booklet on the right for further information.
Years 9-11 (ages 13-16)
Head of School – Ms Susan Ashworth
Rydal Penrhos provides a splendid GCSE programme, with breadth of choice and an ability to cater for pupils of all abilities. With a commitment to academic excellence at its heart, the Rydal Penrhos curriculum also delivers a vibrant and inspiring extra-curricular programme. Please refer to the GCSE Curriculum Booklet on the right.
International pupils – the Pre-Sixth
The Pre-Sixth is a one year course for pupils for whom English is not their first language. Successful completion of the course should be ideal preparation for Sixth form study at Rydal Penrhos School; both A-level and International Baccalaureate. Please refer to the Pre-Sixth Curriculum Handbook which can be found opposite.
Years 12-13 (ages 16-18)
Head of School – Mr John Matthews
The Sixth form at Rydal Penrhos School provides a superb post-16 education in an environment which marries the best of the support structure, familiarity and leadership opportunities of a school setting with the difference and independence of a college setting. Furthermore we offer a broad selection of courses within either the A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and the Cambridge Technicals. Please refer to the Sixth Form Curriculum Booklets which can be found opposite.
Find out more:
- Years 7-9 Curriculum Booklet
- GCSE Curriculum Booklet
- Pre-Sixth Curriculum Booklet
- Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet - Introduction
- Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet - A-level & Technicals
- Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet - International Baccalaureate
- Curriculum Summary 2013
- Curriculum Policy 2013
- Year 9 GCSE Options Presentation