IB candidates presented with Core Excellence Awards
23rd April 2018

International Baccalaureate candidates were recognised for their exceptional application to their studies before heading off on their study leave.

The Year 13 group at Rydal Penrhos received a special certificate acknowledging their IB Core excellence, with Nico Beck, Saxon Cowley, Gabriel Dahle, Ben Gibson, Sam Khorram-Sefat, Emily Li, Leo Ludwig, Dan Pearce, Ivan Shamrai, Noah Wiedenmann, Olivia Williams and Lia-Britt Zenker all receiving their respective distinctions at their final chapel on Friday, April 20.

In addition to the six subjects each of them is studying for the diploma, there is the core element which comprises three different areas - the Extended Essay, an academic piece of work of 4,000 words which is similar to the EPQ.

A good number of Creativity, Action and Service projects and also a core subject 'Theory of Knowledge' which teaches pupils to study different approaches to how humans actually come to know things through different disciplines like science or history and different ways of looking at the world, like emotion or reason.  The pupils then present their findings in an individual presentation.

Each pupil has been working incredibly hard under the guidance of Rydal Penrhos’ committed staff, who have expertly guided them through the two-year course.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Once a pupil has completed all of these tasks they have achieved so much even before their actual exams begin.

“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is extremely proud of them all and we wish them the very best of luck when their exams begin as soon as this Friday (27).”

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