Date Posted... Aug 22nd 2019



Senior School

Pupils at Truro School celebrate exceptional GCSE results

Truro School pupils were in high spirits this morning as they collected their highly anticipated GCSE results.

Girls and boys at Cornwall’s largest independent school achieved an outstanding set of GCSE and IGCSE results, recording an exceptional 57% 9-7 or A*/A grades. A very impressive 21% of all results were grade 9 or A*, the highest grade available, and 20 students achieved 9 or more GCSEs at grades 9,8 and A*.

The school’s commitment to developing individual academic excellence in all aspects of school life has been demonstrated by the strength and consistency of results across departments.

Particular highlights this year include exceptional results in the Sciences where Biology, Physics and Chemistry achieved 72%, 71% and 70% at grades 9-7 respectively. A superb performance was also recorded by English Literature and History where 68% and 76% of students achieved grades 9-7 respectively. Our Geology department continues to do amazing things with an incredible 85% of all students scoring a 9-7.

Truro School’s commitment to the performing arts is once again reflected in very strong results with music students topping the charts achieving an unbeatable 100% 9-7 grades.

Andrew Gordon-Brown, Truro School Headmaster, said: “These are an impressive set of results from an impressive year group. Not only have they achieved remarkable grades, but they have shown great maturity and level-headedness throughout the year, coping not only with a rigorous academic curriculum but also learning fundamental skills to provide the foundations for future success.

“The character and flair this year’s cohort has shown has been remarkable. In sport, the girls’ netball team finished runners up in the national netball championship and the boys’ rugby team were crowned county champions for the fifth consecutive year. In outdoor pursuits, the vast majority of the year group have devoted considerable time and energy to completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and embarking on their Silver. Many of the year group took part in the school’s performance of West Side Story, the girls’ debating team won the regional competition and others have secured significant roles in the school orchestra. We wish them all the best of luck as they progress into the Sixth Form.”

Families and prospective pupils are invited to explore Truro School at the next Open Morning on Saturday 5 October 2019.

We caught up with a few pupils as they opened their results, read their reactions here.