The county’s school league tables have been released and Truro School Sixth Form has once again positioned itself as the leading co-educational A-Level provider in Cornwall for both the average grade received and percentage of students achieving AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects.
With 104 students taking A-Level exams, by far the largest independent school Sixth Form in Cornwall, the data shows Truro School students received an average points score of 39.98 (Grade B), with 20% of Truro School’s Sixth Form achieving AAB, or higher, in at least two facilitating subjects. This compares to a county average of 15.4%.
The excellent provision of facilitating subjects at Truro School Sixth Form is further reflected in the most recent UCAS statistics where 57% of applicants secured places at Russell Group Universities – the most prestigious universities in the country – including two students who received offers to attend Oxford and Cambridge next September.
Truro School Headmaster, Mr Gordon-Brown, commented:
“The aim of our Sixth Form is to provide students with a balanced education; one that considers academic environment as important as character development and personal support.”
“We are delighted to be the leading co-educational Sixth Form in Cornwall but I believe that what we offer at Truro School is much more than a statistic. We encourage students to find and fully develop their talents through challenges, opportunities and a great deal of academic enrichment. Our impressive co-curricular program nurtures students to become well-rounded young adults, prepares them for university and beyond into the world of work and is a dynamic springboard to their future.”
Facilitating subjects, for example Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Modern Languages, are more frequently required for entry to degree courses at leading universities than others. They are called ‘facilitating’ because choosing them at advanced level leaves open a wide range of options for university study. The Russell Group website states: “It’s a really good rule of thumb that taking two facilitating subjects will keep a wide range of degree courses open to you.”