Engineering added to GCSE curriculum options
4th April 2019

Rydal Penrhos is delighted to announce an exciting new addition to its GCSE curriculum options.

The school will be introducing the Engineering course from September, which is part of ongoing improvements under Executive Principal John Waszek, Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding and Rydal Penrhos’ Governing Body.

GCSE Engineering is a practical subject perfect for pupils who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning.

This vocational GCSE will provide those taking it with a taste of the real working world as well as an opportunity to explore the engineering sector, so they can figure out whether it is right for them in terms of a career and further education option in the future.

Candidates will be assessed through a mixture of exams and controlled internal assessments, with this non-traditional subject providing the opportunity to carry out research independently, participate in group work, role play, go on trips, use real business resources and benefit from the advice of people who are actually working in engineering.

This is the latest in a series of changes implemented by the school in recent weeks as part of their Project Bold initiative, which has also seen Computer Science added to the Years 7-9 curriculum and 20 A-level subject available to Sixth Formers.

Mrs Harding, said: “GCSE Engineering is a practical, exciting and useful subject and is a valuable opportunity for practically minded pupils interested in learning more about engineering.

“This is another outstanding addition to our academic provision here at Rydal Penrhos, which is sure to capture the imagination of anyone with a passion or interest in the engineering profession.”

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