The Leavers of 2011 achieved superb results to be proud of in both A-level examinations and the International Baccalaureate. Numbers taking each subject are similar, which means students continue to benefit from small class sizes.
This cohort found they were competing against a huge national increase in applications, as students around the country tried to gain entry to degree courses before the increase in tuition fees beginning September 2012.
Amazingly only one student had to be placed through clearing with the majority being accepted onto their first or second choice course and others are taking a GAP year. The universities of York, Newcastle and Manchester Metropolitan were the most popular destinations for Rydal Penrhos leavers. The most popular courses applied for were Medicine, Business courses and Law degrees. This reflects a national trend of vocational courses becoming more popular. A number of German students either applied to Austria or the Netherlands as the German University system also had a shortage of places last year. Of those who took a year out, we are pleased to report that following her success with 44/45 IB points, that Josefin Betsholtz has secured an offer to read Physics at MIT.
Pictured below is Thomas Warrington who secured his place to read Engineering at Emmanuel College, Cambridge by achieving 4 A*s at A-Level.