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National chess champion Imogen Camp secures impressive GCSE results

National chess champion Imogen Camp secures impressive GCSE results

Imogen Camp

A national chess champion at Rydal Penrhos achieved another milestone with a highly impressive set of GCSE results.

Imogen Camp, aged 16, was rewarded for her excellent application to her studies with a series of notable grades as results were published nationwide on Thursday, August 24.

The gifted academic achieved no fewer than seven A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Home Economics, Mathematics Physics and Religious Studies.

The pupil also managed to secure a Distinction in her Additional Mathematics, an A in German (Second Language) and two eight marks in English (First Language) and English Literature in accordance with the newly introduced grading system.

Imogen will now look to achieve further success as a member of Rydal Penrhos’ thriving Sixth Form, where she will study Physics, Further Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

It has been an academic year to remember for the pupil, who was crowned joint-winner of the Senior Women’s Chess Championships earlier this year despite her tender age.

She has also represented her country at high-profile events such as the World Youth Championships, while also achieving a Gold certificate and a place at the Pink Kangaroo at the UK Maths Trust’s Intermediate Challenge.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Imogen is one of the brightest young minds we have here at Rydal Penrhos, and it was no surprise to see her produce a fantastic set of GCSE results.

“She is incredibly hard-working and has developed significantly during her 14 years with us, and we are confident that she can go on to even bigger things as part of out Sixth Form.”

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