Date Posted... Aug 12th 2021



Senior School

Pupils receive an excellent set of GCSE and iGCSE results

Truro School recognises the excellent achievements of its pupils following 18 months of unprecedented challenge.

On 12 August 2021, girls and boys, day and boarding, at Truro School, received an excellent set of GCSE and iGCSE results. In a unique year, 67% of all results were graded 9-7, with 47% at 9-8 and 28% at grade 9. More important is that each individual pupil has faced and overcome their own personal challenges during the pandemic.

Andy Johnson, Truro School Head, said: “I am deeply proud of every one of our pupils and respect them greatly for what they have achieved in the face of unprecedented and difficult circumstances that have impacted on them differently. They have all shown courage and their achievements personally are much wider than simply these excellent results. They are now able to look forwards with confidence, and the staff who have supported them with such dedication to this point on their educational journey stand ready to continue that support next year, and beyond.”

Oliver, who has recovered from life changing surgery and launched his own online music business, goes on to study Music, Biology, Chemistry and German, and said the following after receiving ten grade 9s: “Truro School has provided the best foundation for me. When I was off school for several months during my GCSE courses and returned with limited mobility, I was worried. The support of my teachers has helped me to these grades and also to have the confidence to set up my own business which is thriving. I am looking forward to studying my A-Levels as part of the Truro School Sixth Form Diploma.”

Soumya, who is going on to study Maths, Further Maths, Biology (or Physics, she is still deciding), and Chemistry, said the following having achieved grade 9s across all her subjects: “It is a relief to see all my hard work pay off, and I thank my teachers for all their extra support. I’m really excited about the greater independence of Sixth Form here and the chance to pursue the subjects I am most passionate about.”

George, who was beaming today, and will study Geology, Chemistry, Biology and DT for A-Level, said: “I am most proud of my highest improvement not my highest grade, which was my 7 in English. It’s nice to see the 9s but that’s not the most important to me today.”

We would also like to congratulate the over 20 young people joining our Sixth Form anew this September who bring their talents, abilities and ambition to enrich our community.

The successes of all our pupils are all the more deserved because they have been reached by individuals who have continued to engage with and enjoy the School’s wider creative, sporting and pastoral life in all the ways possible during the pandemic. They, and our staff, are immensely excited about the opportunities that are ahead, and which will be enhanced by the School’s new Sixth Form Diploma programme.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Sixth Form at Truro School please join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 21 September. For more information about that event or our Sixth Form generally, do visit