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Sixth Form Scholar Focus: Miles (Academic/Music)

Sixth Form Scholar Focus: Miles (Academic/Music)

As part of a series of features leading up to our Sixth Form scholarship application deadline on Monday, November 12, we take a look at some of our current Year 12 and 13 pupils that have thrived thanks to their involvement with the scheme.

We continue with Academic and Music scholar Miles Poller:

Tall in stature with a tremendous work ethic, Miles arrived at Rydal Penrhos on an Academic and Music scholarship in 2012 as a Year 7 pupil and has made a huge impact across various areas of school life.

The 17-year-old’s contribution was acknowledged by staff earlier this year when he was appointed to the Deputy Head Boy position, further strengthening his influence within the Upper Sixth Form group.

His passion for the school was evident during his address to a large number of prospective pupils and their families at Rydal Penrhos’ October Open Morning, but it is his performances on stage and during concerts that have really caught the eye.

Miles was one of the standout contributors to Rydal Penrhos’ recent Dramatic Society performances of To Kill a Mockingbird and Annie the Musical, and he will be looking to end his time at the school in a high in the roles of The Bishop of Digne and Monsieur Thenardier during the upcoming production of Les Misérables.

An exceptional Saxophone player, Miles has also shone as part of the school’s Jazz Band at events both within the Rydal Penrhos grounds and throughout the community, and he has also dazzled audiences at various concerts put on throughout the year and at inter-house music competitions.

The scholar’s academic prowess is also another notable feature of his incredible success at the school, with Miles gaining A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Mathematics, Music and Physics, with the pupil also achieved a B in Religious Studies at GCSE level in 2017.

There was further success for Miles in the form of an eight score in English Literature in accordance with the new grading system, and he rounded off his results with a Distinction in Additional Mathematics.

Anyone wishing to apply for a scholarship to Rydal Penrhos can do so using our online form at http://www.rydalpenrhos.com/Scholarships-and-Fees-Assistance.

For more information or to book a tour contact Admissions Officer Jenny Marsden via email at admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

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