Business Studies

Students Excel in Tenner Challenge

April 11, 2016

63 budding entrepreneurs from throughout the whole school have set up 24 businesses as part of the Young Enterprise initiative, the Tenner...

Young Enterprise Companies Compete to be Best in the South-West

March 21, 2016

The two most successful, profit making Young Enterprise companies in Truro Schools history have had a busy few weeks.   On Friday 4 March both companies showcased their businesses at Falmouth Maritime Museums Business breakfast with some of Falmouth and Truro’s most well esteemed businessmen and women in attendance. This was a great success for...

Business Studies Students Learn from the Best

March 16, 2016

On Wednesday 16 March, Brian Harvey (Partner) and Adam Keogh (Manager) from Francis Clark Accountants, gave the Lower Sixth Business Studies students an expert insight into how vital it is for businesses to have effective cash flow...

Young Enterprise Team Prepare for National Trade Fair

March 10, 2016

Since the Autumn of 2015, a team of entrepreneurs from Truro School’s Sixth Form have seen their fledgling business go from strength to strength following the release of new products, and the publication of an online shopping platform. Cove Clothing, a Young Enterprise team, endeavours to supply quality Cornish apparel at affordable prices to the...

Upcoming Careers Convention on 16 March

February 25, 2016

On Wednesday 16 March Truro School will be hosting an open-doors public careers convention for GCSE and A Level students across the county (Years 10 to 13).   Students from local schools will have the opportunity to speak to over 60 top professionals from a wide spectrum of industries including Arts/Media, Ecology, the Armed Forces,...

Truro School Entrepreneurs Sweep the Board at the Young Enterprise Fair

December 7, 2015

On Saturday our Young Enterprise companies, The Seaweed Gardeners and Cove Clothing competed in the first Young Enterprise Trade Fair held at Cornwall Services. It was a great opportunity for the pupils to start selling the products they have been developing over the last few months and to meet the companies from schools all over...

Young Enterprise Cake Sale

November 23, 2015

Truro School’s 4th year Young Enterprise company, The Seaweed Gardeners, held a cake sale on Wednesday break time in order to raise capital to finance their business producing a seaweed soil fertiliser which is packaged using sustainable materials. The event was supported extremely well by the school and the girls raised £63.   The Seaweed...

Cornwall Evolving into the Prime Location for Entrepreneurs

June 24, 2015

Thinking of laying down roots in Cornwall? This month both the The Sunday Times and the Financial Times have published feature articles on the growing creatives industry in Cornwall, discussing the appeal of the county’s advancement to entrepreneurs.   If you would like to learn more you can read both of the articles below. The...

4th Year Careers Day

June 17, 2015

The 4th year students at Truro School are taking part in a number of careers lectures today as they start to consider their future.   The Careers Day programme features a carousel of short sessions, each taking 30 minutes. Some of the topics include: Enterprise and entrepreneurs Apprenticeships Overseas universities and Careers research The day...

Business Studies Student To Train Young Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

March 12, 2015

Hannah Carnegie, a Truro School Business Studies Sixth Form student, will be heading out to Tanzania this June on a charity mission. The aim of the trip is to work with young entrepreneurs helping them to set up sustainable businesses.   The mission will last for a total of ten weeks where Hannah can expect...

The Skills Show Experience

November 17, 2014

By Beth, 4th Year   On Thursday 16 October, the whole of the 4th Year went to the Royal Cornwall Showground for the Skills Show Experience in the cattle shed. It was full of business and career stands ranging from catering to first aid; all of which had activities and information that you could take part...

BASE 2014 – Cornwall Regional Champions

March 7, 2014

On 5 March, two teams of Lower Sixth students attended the regional finals of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (ICAEW) BASE competition.  The event was held at Kingsley Village, and involved the students working through a case study of a firm to analyse its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and advise the firm’s Board on...

Cee MacDonald Inspires the Sixth Form

February 3, 2014

On Friday 30 January, The Economics and Business Studies Department were excited to host Cee MacDonald.   Cee currently works as a Policy Advisor with responsibility for labour markets in the Research and Analysis Unit of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office.   She gave an excellent talk to the Sixth Form, explaining what it’s like...

Catherine Mead Talks Business

January 28, 2014

On Monday 27 January, the Lower Sixth Business Studies class were lucky enough to hear a presentation from local businesswoman, Catherine Mead.   Catherine’s business, Lynher Dairies, manufactures the famous Cornish Yarg cheese at their farm near Ponsanooth.   She spoke about the key decisions which need to be made in a business, particularly in relation...

Interactive Business Workshop with ICAEW

January 28, 2014

On Monday 27 January, the Economics and Business Studies Department welcomed Dave Payne from the Chartered Institute of Accountants (ICAEW).   Mr Payne ran an interactive business game for 30 members of the Sixth Form, where they had the chance to take on the role of a trainee Chartered Accountant, advising a toiletries-based company on...

Lower Sixth Impress at Business Challenge Day

November 26, 2013

On Monday 18 November, six Lower Sixth Business Studies students travelled to Plymouth University to take part in their annual Schools’ Business Challenge day.   The competition was a day of product design and business planning, culminating in each team ‘pitching’ their business idea to a judging panel. The day involved much creativity and learning,...