Date Posted... Jan 30th 2020



Sixth Form

Truro School ranked best performing A-Level provider in Cornwall

Outstanding results have ranked Truro School as the best performing A-Level provider in Cornwall, according to the government’s latest league tables.

Truro School is rated as the highest-performing school or college in Cornwall across a range of measures, including average grade, average point score and the number of students achieving AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects (see image below for full details).

Following the publication of the league tables, Truro School Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, said: ‘We are naturally delighted with the news that the dedication of our students and teachers has translated into a first place ranking for Truro School, and I would like to congratulate them all on this achievement.

‘As a school with a reputation for academic excellence these results are indeed a very notable accomplishment. However, it is the breadth and balance of our post-16 offering that builds character and life skills, and prepares our students to thrive at first choice universities and other destinations. We firmly believe that this adds up to much more than a first place academic ranking, as fantastic as that may be.

‘It is remarkable to look back over the academic year and all that our Sixth Formers achieved alongside their academic results. The enrichment programmes and constant buzz of our co-curricular events and activities through the year equip our students with skills, knowledge and experiences that extend beyond the exam syllabus and prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead.

‘Through our university, careers, Oxbridge and Truro School Connected programmes, our Sixth Form discover first-hand about life, careers and universities from our leading line-up of speakers, as well as Post-18 options days, one-to-one interviews, business lunches and a series of high-profile events organised by our Medical Pathways Co-ordinator.

‘Alongside this, our strong tradition of leadership and responsibility presents many students with the opportunity to nurture and develop active leadership skills during the Sixth Form, including serving as school prefects, heads of houses, sports captains and other democratically elected associations. Our ACHE programme allows students to take on the responsibility of running peer-mentoring drop-in sessions, aimed at providing empathy and compassion to younger members of our community.

‘As a school, we are truly grateful to all of our teaching and non-teaching staff who go above and beyond to provide outstanding support and guidance to our students, both in the classroom and beyond, and to all our students who grasp the opportunities available to them, inspiring us with their thirst for knowledge and experience. If there was a league table to celebrate a ‘foundation for life’ then we are confident that our students would be top of it every time’.

Please note, the table above has been edited for ease of use. To view the full results, please visit the website.