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Ben Gibson offered conditional History place at Cambridge University

Ben Gibson offered conditional History place at Cambridge University

A Rydal Penrhos pupil is set to continue his education at a world-renowned university.

Ben Gibson, an Upper Sixth Form pupil at the school, has been offered a conditional place at Cambridge University after impressing throughout the strenuous selection process which receives more than 15,000 applications each year.

The 17-year-old plans to study History providing he achieves the necessary International Baccalaureate qualifications needed to seal his place at one of the finest higher education establishments in the world.

It has been a busy few months for the pupil, who recently launched a new school newspaper alongside Elinor Davies entitled The RePorter, which features contributions from a number of pupils across various age groups, and his efforts recently earned him a Headmaster's Prize from the end of autumn term Prize Giving Assembly.

He is also a talented violinist and played a huge contributing role in the success of Rydal Penrhos’ Christmas Concert, while his performances in the Dramatic Society productions of To Kill a Mockingbird and Annie drew widespread plaudits.

Head of Sixth Form Pete Lavery, said: “I am delighted that Ben has been offered a place at Cambridge.

“As a voracious reader with a keen interest in current affairs and, of course, History I am sure he will be in his element there.

“We wish Ben every success in his Upper Sixth year as he works to meet the conditions of the offer.”


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