As part of a special series, we turn our attention to the leading ladies at Rydal Penrhos in our Female Focus features.
The latest instalment features prefect and all-round superstar Katie Marston:
Upper Sixth pupil Katie has been a huge part of Rydal Penrhos life since she joined the school in 2010, contributing to a huge number of areas.
The 18-year-old is expected to build on her incredible GCSE results when she sits her A-level examinations this summer and has already received a host of offers from Universities across the country, where she plans to study Medicine once she departs the school.
Together with twin and Deputy Head Boy William, the pair gained 20 A* and A grades between them as well as two distinctions in Additional Maths at GCSE.
If that wasn’t enough, Katie has been a significant member of the Sixth Form Charity Committee, and has been a key contributor to successful events such as the Christmas Market, Ty Gobaith Day and events such as Red Nose Day and BBC Children in Need.
She has also been a member of the Amnesty International Group during their fundraising efforts for refugees throughout the globe, and the pupil also takes part in a great deal of volunteer work in the community.
Her work during the recent Food and Nutrition examination hit the headlines with fellow pupil Alice Waltham, where they drew inspiration from cooking greats such as Mary Berry to create some fabulous dishes that are sure to impress adjudicators.
The pair went along to the Good Food Show in Birmingham last November with teacher Lynne Williams, where they rubbed shoulders with industry leaders including the Great British Bake off legend and celebrity chef Lisa Faulkner.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “You cannot underestimate the contribution that Katie has made to us here at Rydal Penrhos during her highly successful time at the school.
“She is a fantastic role model and extremely selfless; two traits that are going to stand her in good stead as she embarks on her further education journey later this year.”