A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has achieved another significant academic achievement thanks to her performance in a national Biology examination.
Sara Owen, who left the school this summer, won an award for your performance in the recent Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology examination, which saw her claim one of the highest marks throughout the country from those taking part.
The 18-year-old will now attend a glitzy ceremony at Salters’ Hall on Friday, December 7, where she will receive a certificate acknowledging her outstanding effort and a cheque for £150.
This represents another significant milestone for Sara, who secured a plethora of different accolades across various fields of Rydal Penrhos life thanks to her sterling efforts under the guidance of the school’s teaching and support staff.
Her achievements are even more remarkable when you consider the former Prefect was 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 at A-level 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 she is now studying Medicine at King’s College London following a superb time at Rydal Penrhos that began as a Reception class pupil at the Prep School in 2007.
Sara also successfully achieved her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, and will attend a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in the coming months to collect her certificate.