Rydal Penrhos pupils celebrate excellent International Baccalaureate results
13th July 2016

Rydal Penrhos pupils are celebrating another superb year of achievement as International Baccalaureate results were announced.
The school maintained its high calibre of IB results this year with a large number of candidates achieving exceptional results well above the worldwide average of 30.07 points.

In total, the school achieved an average score of 33 in the internationally-recognised diploma, with two candidates scoring 40 points or more – the equivalent of over four A* graded A-levels.

The standout performer was Anjalina Mitra, who achieved an incredible 44 points, one point from a perfect score, and the talented pupil will now go on to study Economics and Maths at the prestigious London School of Economics.

This achievement also puts the 17 year-old in the top one per cent of total scores worldwide.

Hannah Patrick, an upper sixth pupil last year, scored 40, while other scores of note came from German pupil Karl Holthaus, who scored 37, with Molly Jones and Tobias Broering both scoring 35 for their efforts throughout the two-year course.

There were 12 top scores of seven achieved by pupils from the Colwyn Bay school.

Russell Group universities are accepting applicants with 35 points or over, and no fewer than nine Rydal Penrhos pupils managed to achieve this feat.

Head of Sixth Form Peter Lavery, said: “The IB Diploma is a demanding course for Sixth formers. The variety and depth of study across a range of subjects means pupils have to be organised and proactive in their study. In addition to the vast amount of extra-curricular activities our pupils engage in, I am delighted that they have achieved these results. 

“They will now be looking forward to their next steps and we wish them all the very best in these.”

Acting head Roger McDuff, added: “This is another excellent set of results for the pupils and for the school and a richly deserved reward for their consistent hard work.

“The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a broad and demanding programme of study but one which prepares pupils well for the rigours of higher level education and the challenges of modern life.”


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