Celebrating GCSE Achievements

Truro School’s GCSE Results 2023

Following on from the success of our A-Level cohort last week, Truro School has been celebrating GCSE achievements with the 5th Year (Year 11) cohort, who have achieved more than double the national percentage of grades 9-7, with fantastic achievements across the full range of subjects and abilities in the School. 

Mr Andy Johnson, Head at Truro School said, “We are immensely proud of the range and diversity of educational journeys undertaken by our lower and middle School. Today is an opportunity to celebrate the academic successes that are vital to our pupils being able to continue those journeys on the courses of their own choice, as well as to commend our pupils for their achievements alongside and beyond their studies too.”

On a day when academic results are awarded, it is right to applaud that our most academic pupils continue to excel. Fifteen pupils have achieved at least nine of the top grades of 8 or 9, including some who have achieved grade 9s in every subject taken.

Rebecca is one such pupil, achieving a fantastic ten grade 9s. Having been at Truro School since the 1st Year (Year 7), Rebecca credits the amazing teachers who have supported her at the school. Her mum, Anna Chellamuthu, tells us, “Truro School has been incredibly supportive throughout her time here. They foster an atmosphere to help pupils to do their best without super amounts of pressure.”

Furthermore, the pupils who were awarded Diploma Scholarships for our Sixth Form have gone on to average 85% of grades at 9-7. This is especially pleasing as the Diploma Scholarship is awarded for more than just academic potential; it exists to nurture the wider talents and interests that ensure our Sixth Form stays diverse and dynamic, and an environment in which pupils with ambition can be supported to thrive.

One scholar, Elowyn, who achieved two grade 8s and eight grade 9s had spent last night in A&E with a suspected fractured rib but was “really relieved and really happy” today to have been given both the all clear, and an outstanding set of GCSE results just a few hours later. She will be studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Truro School Sixth Form. “It felt right for me to stay at Truro School. I can do what I want to do here better than anywhere else.”

Elowyn’s father, Richard Parris remarked, “Elowyn has been at Truro School since she was three years old. She has had exceptionally good support from the teachers and has been given endless positivity. It couldn’t be a better school.”

Finn, who is an avid sports enthusiast is another of our Sixth Form Diploma Scholars who performed well today, achieving seven grade 8s and 9s. He shared, “I’m hoping to go into Chemical Engineering, so my A-Level subjects will be Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Geology. I’m really looking forward to joining the Sixth Form and excited about the opportunities that the Diploma will bring. My teachers have been amazing, especially Mrs Vaughan who has been an excellent teacher and really supportive.”

Having achieved an excellent set of ten GCSEs at grade 6 and above, with two grade 7s and three grade 8s, Nia was ecstatic and excited about starting Sixth Form at Truro School. “I did a lot better than I thought I would and am pleasantly surprised! I do a lot of sport and I love that I can stay at Truro School and do all the other bits I enjoy alongside the academic subjects.”

Louis, who is a keen cricketer and rugby player and is also working towards his Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), got the grades he needed to pursue A-Levels in Maths, Geography and Business at Truro School Sixth Form.

His mum, Alex Taylor tells us, “Louis will be nurtured here at Truro School. That’s the difference here; he won’t become lost and will have the grounding to go on to achieve and pursue his other interests.”

The Head, Andy Johnson, continued, “I wish all of these young people bright futures ahead and look forward to welcoming them into our Sixth Form, alongside those joining us from other schools, in September. Well done to you all.

You can read more personal achievement stories from today here.

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