Date Posted... Apr 24th 2017

Truro School receives ISM award

Truro School has been awarded with an ISM Trust Silver Certificate for its commitment to music following last year’s GCSE success.

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have been honouring schools where there has been a high level of uptake and attainment in GCSE music. Last year’s musical cohort at Truro School were particularly successful with their GCSE results, with 81% achieving A* or A grades, and over 15% of the whole school choosing to take up GCSE music.

Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM, congratulated the school saying:

“We are delighted to recognise Truro School’s achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake and high achievement of pupils.

Music is a valuable subject, it brings value in itself to pupils as well as supporting achievement in other subjects. Music also opens doors and generates educational opportunities for pupils from all backgrounds. We are delighted that Truro School values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.”

When last year’s GCSE results were revealed, Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown, said he was delighted to see Music perform so well along with the other creative subjects:

“It is especially good to see the Music and Drama departments doing so well, subjects beyond the classroom really help to enrich our pupils’ experiences and let them pursue their passions and talents, which was certainly reflected in the results.”