Date Posted... Aug 25th 2022
There were proud smiles and much joy as pupils at Truro School received their GCSE results today, with 37% of all grades awarded at 9 or 8 (A*) and nearly 60% of all grades at 9-7 (A*/A).
Mr Andy Johnson, Head at Truro School said, “We are all immensely proud of our Year 11 (5th Year) pupils. Today we celebrate their wide range of personal achievements just as much as their outstanding results. The breadth and range of opportunities taken at the School by these pupils, across their senior school journeys thus far, has been just as inspiring as their courage in the face of all the obstacles that they have faced. They arrive at this time in their education with a stronger set of results than those of 2019, before the pandemic, and having grown immeasurably as young people across that time too.
“We are delighted that Truro School has given these pupils this breadth of experience, as well as the support and encouragement to excel. Our newly appointed Head of Middle School, Mr Picton, will build on this culture and community for the pupils that follow them. Our dedicated Sixth Form team are excited about welcoming so much success and talent, both from within our school and from new joiners from other schools, into our Sixth Form Diploma programme next term. As a School committed to a values-based education that encourages ambition and excellence in all its forms, this cohort have done themselves and us very proud.”
One of our pupils, Oliver, who received an excellent eleven passes at the highest Grade 9 told us, “I’m extremely pleased. The teachers did a lot to get me to that. It is a combination of everything; I worked hard but the teachers and the resources here at Truro School helped too.”
Oliver will be studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths in our Sixth Form next term and has great academic prospects ahead. He is also a passionate musician. “I play piano and saxophone, so music was really the decider in where I went for Sixth Form.”
Another pupil celebrating personal triumph was Lola, who passed all of her GCSEs at Grade 6 or above, with a fabulous three at Grade 8 and two at 9. “It was better than expected,’ she told us, “I’m thrilled! I’m really shocked with my 7 in Maths!”
Lola is excited about Sixth Form here too. “I think the amount of support here is incredible and the environment is lovely. I’ll feel so stable here.” Lola is particularly excited to be one of the first students to now study Biology A-Level in Truro School’s brand new state-of-the-art Biology Labs, which have been completed this summer, and reflect the School’s commitment to improving facilities and opportunities even in the current economic climate.
Benjy was pleased and reflective, with an amazing set of Grades including eight at Grade 9. “I’m feeling good, but I was confident going into the Sciences and maybe I could have redistributed my efforts a bit to Religious Studies where I got my 7.” When reminded that was still equivalent to an A grade, he smiled, and continued to say that “I’m staying at Truro School for Sixth Form because that allows me to study German, which they don’t offer like this elsewhere. People talk about how A-Levels are a step up from GCSEs so I’m going to need and appreciate that support.”
Loki, who achieved one 9, seven 8s, one 7 and two 6s, told us, “I’m pleased with my results today. The School helped with the revision stages and practice tests. They were a real help. For Sixth Form, they give you a lot of help with your University applications and continue to support you with your learning.”
Just as valued are those who leave for ongoing journeys in fields they cannot pursue here at the school. With call-ups for both England and Wales U16 football teams, we are proud to see Freddie starting at Plymouth Argyle Training Academy in September. Alongside his footballing achievements, Freddie received a Grade 9, six 8s, one 7 and one 6. He told us, “The Academy is for players under 18 and works like an apprenticeship. I’m excited about getting more time to train and to have more time with the 1st Team. I’m looking forward to focusing on getting even better.”
His mum, Maggie, remarked, “We are so chuffed with Freddie’s results today. Truro School has been such a support. They have given him a good grounding to go on to the future.”
Mr Johnson concluded, “It is testament both to our pupils’ talent, hard work and determination, and to the dedication of all our staff, that we can celebrate such fantastic results as part of our commitment to the wider support, inspiration and development of such confident and compassionate young people. Their journey to this point has not been straightforward and we wish them all the best in all their future endeavours.”
These strong results follow hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Truro School has been shortlisted as one of the leading co-educational independent schools in the UK.
Families and prospective pupils are invited to explore the Senior School and find out about our journey to GCSEs on Saturday 1 October. Please visit https://www.truroschool.com/open-morning/ for further details.