Biology

Lower Sixth Medical Ethics Workshop

July 4, 2019

Our aspiring medics students from the Lower Sixth met with trainee Anaesthetist Dr Bryony Hopkins to explore medical ethics in more depth in order to prepare them for the ethics station that they will face on most MMI...

Biology and Geography Field Trip

May 23, 2019

The 1st Years enjoyed a combined Biology and Geography Field Trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Town Centre. To further their understanding of marine...

Castle Beach Field Investigation

May 21, 2019

When it comes to field investigations, we are very fortunate to be located in such a fascinating and beautiful part of the country. Last week, our 4th Year biology students had the good fortune of undertaking their practical field investigation at Castle Beach near...

Medics, Dentists and Vets and Allied Health Professionals’ Business Lunch

May 3, 2019

Students from the 4th Year and above attended a Medics, Dentists and Vets and Allied Health professional Business Lunch on Friday 3 May, in the Heseltine...

Local doctors provide Lower Sixth with an incredible opportunity

May 1, 2019

Thank you to all the doctors who provided our Lower Sixth students with an incredible opportunity to experience the commonly used interview process for medical courses during yesterday’s Mock Multiple Mini...

Success for Students in Biology Olympiad

April 29, 2019

Several Upper Sixth biologists entered this year’s British Biology Olympiad, designed to test and motivate students with an interest in...

Olesia and Chloe Celebrate Oxbridge Offers

January 30, 2019

Truro School students Olesia Vardar and Chloe Dobbs are celebrating after securing offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford universities,...

Health Showcase at Plymouth University

October 19, 2018

On Thursday, a group of 4th, 5th and 6th form students visited Plymouth University to discover more about life, careers and research within the health and social care...

1st Year trip to Newquay

May 21, 2018

Last Thursday, the Biology and Geography departments joined forces to take the 1st Years to The Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay town...

Author of Horrible Science Series Visits Truro School

January 27, 2016

Opportunities to meet a children’s author who has sold over 15 million books across 40 countries are scarce, but that is exactly what the Truro School library team had in store for students this...

Brain Day Dissection for Truro School Students

December 11, 2015

Biology and Psychology A Level students at Truro School were given a captivating insight into the topic of neuroscience last week when they were given the rare opportunity to see a real brain dissection.   The morning and afternoon ‘Brain Day’ seminars were all part of a visit from Dr Guy Sutton, Director of Medical...

Science Students Celebrate British Science Week

March 18, 2015

To celebrate British Science Week a group of Truro School girls went to the University of Exeter’s “Women in Science” seminar on Monday at Tremough Campus.   They were treated to talks from Cornwall-based experts from a variety of fields – including mining, wave energy, conservation, animal behaviour, and public health. Students then enjoyed a...

Truro Students Shine in the British Biology Olympiad

February 11, 2015

On Wednesday 28 January, six of Truro School’s top upper sixth biologists took part in the British Biology Olympiad. Two students attained a bronze award and Louise Myers, Megan Dalton and Louise Johns received silver awards after each putting in a stellar performance in the online exam.   Sarah Finnegan, Head of Biology said: ‘Getting...

Lecture: The Art of Science  

November 17, 2014

On Thursday 13 November, a lecture celebrating our recent outstanding exhibition of the abstract artwork of the late Sandra Blow and discussing art and science in modern society was held in the Heseltine Gallery. The Art of Science was led by Deputy Headmaster Nick Fisher, and was followed by a supper sponsored by the Friends...