GCSE Results

2020 Results


Grade 9
2020 25% 44% 69% 86% 95% 99%

We were delighted to share the GCSE and iGCSE results with our pupils this year, grades that were generated following government guidance with integrity and robustness. After the cruel uncertainties surrounding the examination and results processes, we are thrilled that this year group now have the outstanding results they deserve. Over two thirds of grades awarded were 9-7 (or A*/A), with a quarter at grade 9. Twenty-one of our pupils achieved 9 or more GCSEs at grades 9,8 or A*.

It is an exceptional year in many respects, but to trumpet these statistics out of context would be disingenuous. What is of more importance as a school community is that this well-motivated, multi-talented, and driven year-group have been justly rewarded for battling their way through extremely challenging circumstances with such character and resilience.

This 2020 Lower Sixth cohort sees a 33% increase in pupil numbers compared to last year, including over 20 new joiners, with all the vibrancy this brings.

Andy Johnson, incoming Head of Truro School, commented, “We are proud to acknowledge this exceptional and pioneering year group, before moving forwards to concentrate on preparing them and the school, for full reopening at the start of the new term. All these pupils are well positioned for the excitement and opportunity of Sixth Form study at Truro School, based on more than simply their grades, but having also benefited from an extensive academic, pastoral, and co-curricular enrichment programme put in place by creative teachers during lockdown and what would otherwise have been public examinations season last term.”

He went on to say, “I begin my own journey at the School as the new Head paying tribute to the fortitude and potential of the pupils, and the dedication and expertise of the staff. It is to the immense credit of all that so much has been achieved across what has been such a challenging and unpredictable time. It also bodes well for the exciting future of the School.”

Andrew Gordon-Brown, outgoing Headmaster of Truro School, commented, “I am so pleased that our 5th Year students have reached this important milestone in their education with such a well-deserved and impressive set of results. They have responded so well to my challenge to continue the Truro School tradition of strong academic achievement alongside the development of personal qualities and skills to become our Sixth Form leaders and role models. Well done indeed!”

9-7 or A*/A Grades

9/8 or A* Grades

pupils achieved 9 or more 9/8 and A* GCSE grades

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