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 Lower School – Mrs Gabriella Murphy
The senior school at Rydal Penrhos caters for pupils from ages 11 to 18: Years 7-8 sit at the beginning of this programme, bridging the gap from primary schooling to the public examinations of GCSE and beyond. More opportunities and greater challenges are gradually introduced in the Lower School. Specialist teachers are used at every stage with the aim of inspiring 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 Middle School – Mr John Murphy
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 is the ideal preparation for Sixth form study at Rydal Penrhos School; both A-level and International Baccalaureate. Please refer to the Pre-Sixth Curriculum Booklet which can be found opposite.
Years 12-13 (ages 16-18)
Head of Sixth Form – Mr Peter Lavery
The Sixth Form at Rydal Penrhos School provides a superb post-16 education in an environment that marries the best of the support structure, familiarity and leadership opportunities of a school 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 on the right.
Find out more:
- Years 7-9 Curriculum Booklet
- Curriculum Summary
- Curriculum Policy
- Year 9 GCSE Options Presentation 2016
- Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet 2016 - A-Levels and Technicals
- Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet 2016 - International Baccalaureate
- IB choices 2016
- GCSE subject choices form September 2016
- GCSE curriculum booklet 2016
- A-level choices 2016