Economics

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,...

Truro Sixth Form Student Secures Prestigious Chaucer Syndicates Apprenticeship

May 6, 2016

Truro School Sixth Form student Otto Mead has just been offered the only place on Chaucer Syndicates' 18-month Underwriting Apprenticeship Programme. Chaucer is a leading insurance group underwriting risks at Lloyd's, including marine, aviation, political, energy, property, casualty and...

Dare Balogun in TARGETjobs Final

March 29, 2014

Lower Sixth’s Dare Balogun is travelling to London on 3 April to take part in the National Final of the TARGETjobs National Schools’ Challenge.   This competition has given our students the chance to benchmark themselves against thousands of others from different schools and colleges, both within the South West region and across the UK....

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...

Truro School Economists Triumphant at Regionals

November 25, 2013

On Friday 22 November, eight teams from schools all over Cornwall, Devon and Dorset congregated in Exeter to take part in the regional heat of the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 competition.   The competition involved the teams putting themselves in the position of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and outlining their recommendations for UK...