A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has overcome significant adversity to record an astonishing set of A-level results.
Sara Owen, an Upper Sixth Form pupil at the school, found out the fantastic news as results were published nationwide on Thursday, August 16 during what was a record-breaking year for the school’s Year 13 group.
The 18-year-old has been receiving treatment for a brain tumour during the final year of her school life, which involved a trip to a specialist centre in the United States of America and regular hospital visits.
Despite this, Sara secured A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, in addition to an A at AS level in Physics.
This included an overall mark of 585 out of a possible 600 in her Mathematics papers, and the departing Prefect will now head to King’s College London to study Medicine to round off a superb time at Rydal Penrhos that began as a Reception class pupil at the Prep School in 2007.
Sara also received new recently that she successfully achieved her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, and will attend a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in the coming months to collect her certificate.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “What Sara has been able to accomplish in the face of such adversity is a true reflection of the sort of young woman she is and we could not be prouder of her for the way she has conducted herself throughout her time here at Rydal Penrhos.
“She is an absolutely extraordinary pupil who is sure to go on to great things and the future, and Rydal Penrhos’ loss is most definitely King’s College London’s gain. We wish her well throughout the next stage of her journey and look forward to watching her progress.”