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Accomplished Musicians Perform at the Royal Albert Hall

November 16, 2017

On Tuesday night 17 of the top Truro School musicians performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth Proms, a result of a huge countrywide festival that has involved around 40,000...

The Students of Truro School have been coming together in preparation for this year’s City of Lights

November 15, 2017

With only a week to go until this year’s City of Lights parade the students of Turo Prep School and Truro Senior School have been busy collaborating to make their impressive...

Students get to see ‘Psychology in Action’

November 10, 2017

14 Upper Sixth Psychology Students had the chance to take their psychology out of the classroom and see it in every walk of...

Students Prepare for Annual School Production

November 7, 2017

Preparations are well under way for this year’s whole school production of ‘The Snow Queen’ – Hans Andersen’s much-loved fairy tale of the little girl, Gerda, who travels all the way to the North Pole to rescue her friend Kai....

Pupil Sean Heaney visits Steam Bent House

November 6, 2017

Talented student Sean Heaney won the GCSE Product Design award at Falmouth University’s CreatED exhibition. The prize was a day’s work experience at Tom Raffield’s workshop. Raffield is a renowned contemporary designer who works with wood using a unique process known as steam...

200 Out of 200 Marks – Helena Aces Music GCSE A Year Young

October 26, 2017

Talented student and singer Helena Paish has this week found out that she achieved full marks in her Music GCSE, 200 out of 200, having completed the course a year...

House Music Competition 2017

October 24, 2017

Last week saw the Semi-finals and Finals of the school’s annual House Music Competition, in which over a third/nearly 200 of the school’s pupils take part. The competition, which is open to all pupils, all instruments and voices, solos and ensembles, was judged this year by Andrew Millington, former Organist and Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, and an experienced examiner and adjudicator, and showcased the incredible level of musical talent in all year groups at the...

Truro School Students Achieve Top GCSE Geology Results in the Country

October 13, 2017

Truro School students, Zoe Mitchell and Alex Jones have achieved the top mark in the country for GCSE Geology. In the top six there were five Truro School students; Zoe Mitchell, Alex Jones, Lloyd Stein, Finn Walker and Alice Bebb. At A Level Amy Ellis was fourth in the country for A Level Geology having achieved full marks in two of the three modules. Eight students have also gone on to study Geology at notable universities, including one at...

Upper Sixth Geologists Head to Godrevy

October 6, 2017

Twenty-three Upper Sixth students spent a morning at Godrevy beach this week to investigate different sediments in...

Lower Sixth Geography Field Trip

September 29, 2017

Thirteen Lower Sixth students enjoyed their first field trip of the academic year this week as they spent the day investigating the characteristics of River Kenwyn and its surrounding drainage...

Truro School Perform The Magic Piccolo

September 26, 2017

The extraordinary talents of the music department at Truro School were showcased this week as they performed a mini-opera, The Magic Piccolo, at St Michael’s...

Truro School Perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

September 1, 2017

Following the success of ‘Academy of Risk’, Truro School’s theatre company, Stargaze, returned to The Fringe this summer with ‘Boy in a Bottle’ – a new play commissioned especially for the cast and written by Benjamin Symes from cube essential theatre. The play was co-directed by Benjamin and Johanna Egar, produced by Ben Oldfield and designed by Taz Burr. We are very grateful to Sandra Goodenough, Jamie Burr and Caroline Richardson for set construction and...

Lower Sixth Psychology students enjoy an observational trip to Newquay Zoo

May 9, 2017

On April 26th, twenty-nine Lower Sixth Psychology students went to Newquay Zoo armed with stopwatches, cameras, tally timers and observation charts on clipboards. We went to learn observational techniques (construction of behavioural categories, coding, time sampling, point sampling, event sampling); we practised these on black macaques, ring tailed lemurs and spider monkeys and then we used the education room there to analyse the data, drawing a variety of graphs with the collected data. Students then independently observed any animal of their choice using the same...

Truro School receives ISM award

April 24, 2017

Truro School has been awarded with an ISM Trust Silver Certificate for its commitment to music following last year’s GCSE success. The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have been honouring schools where there has been a high level of uptake and attainment in GCSE music. Last year’s musical cohort at Truro School were particularly successful with their GCSE results, with 81% achieving A* or A grades, and over 15% of the whole school choosing to take up GCSE...

Truro School success at the Cornwall Music Festival

March 27, 2017

From 9am in the morning to 10pm at night, literally hundreds of adults and young people competed in the Cornwall Music festival from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March. Truro School pupils took part in numerous classes, with many pupils coming in 1st place across a variety of classes, arriving back at school laden with trophies and medals and large grins on their...

Truro School’s former Head of Geology receives ‘Distinguished Service Award’

March 16, 2017

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We were delighted to hear that former Head of Geology, Ian Kenyon, has been selected for the ‘Distinguished Service’ award by The Geological Society. The award is given to selected individuals who have made a significant contribution to Geoscience and the Geoscience community. Ian has taught the subject for 37 years at Truro School, having been appointed in...

Former pupil selected for the Royal Society of British Art’s ‘Rising Stars’ exhibition

February 21, 2017

Former pupil Patrick Thomas (CO16) was recently selected as one of the Royal Society of British Artists’ (RBA) Scholars of 2017 after submitting his oil painting self-portrait. Patrick’s painting was selected to be one of 22 out of over 280 entries to be displayed in the RBA Rising Stars exhibition in London, hosted by the Royal Overseas League in collaboration with the National Association of Decorative Fine...

Lottie offered scholarship at prestigious Royal Academy of Music

February 16, 2017

Truro School Sixth Form student, Lottie, has been celebrating after accepting an offer and a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London this term. Lottie, who will be taking up her undergraduate principal study in the Oboe, had to go through two auditions at the Royal Academy, and was told there and then that she had been...

Student receives Royal Geographical Society ‘Excellence Award’

January 19, 2017

Sixth Form student Katie has been awarded with a Royal Geographical Society Excellence Award for achieving the highest raw marks in the country in the 2016 WJEC GCSE Geography...

3rd Year Geology GCSE Taster Day

December 9, 2016

On Tuesday 6 December, Geology held their 3rd Year taster day as part of the schools GCSE taster sessions that is offered each year to help third years decide what subjects to take up at GCSE...