Girls and boys at Cornwall’s largest independent school achieved an outstanding set of GCSE and IGCSE results, recording an exceptional 57% 9-7 or A*/A grades. A very impressive 21% of all results were grade 9 or A*, the highest grade available, and 20 students achieved 9 or more GCSEs at grades 9,8 and A*.
The school’s commitment to developing individual academic excellence in all aspects of school life has been demonstrated by the strength and consistency of results across departments.
Particular highlights this year include exceptional results in the Sciences where Biology, Physics and Chemistry achieved 72%, 71% and 70% at grades 9-7 respectively. A superb performance was also recorded by English Literature and History where 68% and 76% of students achieved grades 9-7 respectively. Our Geology department continues to do amazing things with an incredible 85% of all students scoring a 9-7.
Truro School’s commitment to the performing arts is once again reflected in very strong results with music students topping the charts achieving an unbeatable 100% 9-7 grades.
Andrew Gordon-Brown, Truro School Headmaster, said: “These are an impressive set of results from an impressive year group. Not only have they achieved remarkable grades, but they have shown great maturity and level-headedness throughout the year, coping not only with a rigorous academic curriculum but also learning fundamental skills to provide the foundations for future success.
“The character and flair this year’s cohort has shown has been remarkable. In sport, the girls’ netball team finished runners up in the national netball championship and the boys’ rugby team were crowned county champions for the fifth consecutive year. In outdoor pursuits, the vast majority of the year group have devoted considerable time and energy to completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and embarking on their Silver. Many of the year group took part in the school’s performance of West Side Story, the girls’ debating team won the regional competition and others have secured significant roles in the school orchestra. We wish them all the best of luck as they progress into the Sixth Form.”
Families and prospective pupils are invited to explore Truro School at the next Open Morning on Saturday 5 October 2019.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, debating and public speaking, as well as creating their own assemblies and appearing in concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.