Patrick Pender-Cudlip, Tutor of History, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies
Patrick Pender-Cudlip combines an academic background, enthusiasm for scholarship and many years of classroom teaching with an easy, informal manner and wide experience of life beyond the classroom. He offers:
Patrick, an Oxford graduate, has recently retired from classroom teaching after eighteen years as an Independent School Head of History. He is an A level specialist whose students have gone on to many Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge but he has also taught GCSE and Key Stage 3 History (Years 7-9) throughout his school career. In addition he has taught A level Classical Civilisation and GCSE Religious Studies.
As Head of Sixth Form he has mentored and worked closely with students applying and preparing for university, advising them on academic and personal development both within and beyond the curriculum, giving detailed guidance on the content, shape and tone of UCAS Personal Statements, writing references and arranging mock interviews. He has also coached and advised student debating and public speaking teams and Model United Nations delegations.
Before taking up school teaching Patrick spent nine years as an academic in Africa. He has contributed to academic journals as well as to The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and has an abiding interest in African studies, English language and literature, politics and social anthropology. He has also worked in farming, timber and cheese and used to run a mobile disco. He is married and lives in Queen Camel.
Patrick Pender-Cudlip, tutor in Somerset and Dorset