Academic

Truro School Curriculum Information

At Truro School we challenge, inspire and support pupils as individuals to grow intellectually, personally and spiritually, and to achieve their potential.

A Balanced Education

We aim to inspire a life-long interest in learning, equipping pupils with the essential skills to tackle the future with confidence and a degree of independence, and to succeed in whatever careers they choose.

We also believe that pupils’ abilities are not fixed and that as they progress through their schooling, they will all grow and develop intellectually and discover new talents. A balanced education is provided which includes creative, cultural, spiritual and sporting dimensions alongside academic rigour. As they progress through the school, pupils are provided with opportunities to develop good social skills, confidence and leadership qualities.

Engaging in Pupil Development

With active learning and differentiated approaches to teaching, all pupils are engaged as much as possible in developing the skills and confidence necessary to help them become truly independent and creative thinkers.

Approaches to learning are as important as attainment, and subject teachers report on attitude in lessons, independent study and organisation. Frequent reports help form the basis of target setting, and we encourage pupils to have a personal sense of responsibility and engagement in the learning process.

Academic Facilities

The school has extensive computer facilities and the use of ICT is integrated fully into teaching and learning. All academic departments have Virtual Learning Environments accessible from both within the school and from home. These provide pupils with many electronic resources to help support teaching and provide opportunities for personalised learning.