Geology

5th Year Geology trip to Godrevy Beach

November 12, 2018

The 5th Year Geologists recently braved the wet weather for a field trip to Godrevy...

Lower Sixth go on a Geological excursion

May 8, 2018

The Lower Sixth Geologists have been busy exploring Cornwall’s natural...

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...

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

March 16, 2017

geology at truro school, award winning school, cornwall
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...

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...

Students get the low down on Geology career options

December 7, 2016

Last Friday, students from the 5th Year and Sixth Form were invited to another business lunch, this time centred on Engineering and...

A Level Geology Enrichment Lecture – Dr Dave Williams

November 12, 2015

Truro School A level Geology students were privileged to attend a lecture by Dr Dave Williams on Friday 6 November. Dr Williams, a mining engineer, geochemist, geophysicist, Open University lecturer, TV presenter and leading authority on the work of William Smith gave an account of Smith’s life and contribution he made to the science of...

Fourth Year Geologists Enjoy Their First GCSE Field Trip

November 3, 2015

The 4th Year Geologists embarked on their first GCSE field trip immediately before the start of the October half-term.   Visiting Carn Brea, the highest point in West Cornwall at 228 metres above sea level, they studied the mineralogy and texture of the Carn Brea granite and discovered how the distinctive features of the landscape...

Top Marks for Truro School Geology Department

October 15, 2015

The WJEC examination board has confirmed that Maria Chart was the highest scoring GCSE Geology candidate in the country with a mark of 191 out of 200. This was 4 marks above the second-highest scoring candidate this summer.   Maria received an Amazon Gift Voucher, a departmental mug and CDs in recognition of her outstanding...

4th Year Geologists – Controlled Assessment at Bude

July 13, 2015

On Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June 2015, the 4th year GCSE Geologists undertook a full day of geological mapping at Upton Cross, 1.5 km south of Bude. The field day is the primary data collection exercise for the controlled assessment and the information collected will be later used to write up a scientific report...

National Geology Success for Phoebe Piercy

July 2, 2015

Phoebe Piercy, our new Head Girl, has won a national competition sponsored by the Petroleum Exporting Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and the Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA) to design a poster highlighting the geological features of a fieldwork location in the UK.   Phoebe’s poster on the geology of Carn Brea won first prize...

Geology Trip to Tenerife

March 27, 2015

Ahead of next year’s Geology trip to Tenerife, we asked A level student James to look back on his experience from the expedition in...

Maddie's Geology Results Rock

October 8, 2013

GCSE Geology student Maddie Hardstaff was the highest scoring student in the UK in last summer’s GCSE Geology examination.   Geology subject officer Jonathan Owen at the WJEC examination board informed the School that Maddie was the best performing candidate in the country, with a score of193 out of 200 marks. Maddie was five marks...

Truro School Geology Department – Simply The Best!

September 19, 2013

Geology student Oliver Katz has attained the highest marks ever achieved in A level Geology this year scoring an amazing 600 out of 600 over six separate modules. This is the first time that maximum marks have been awarded by the WJEC examination board since the specification began in 2002.   The nearest before Oliver...