On 12 August 2021, girls and boys, day and boarding, at Truro School, received an excellent set of GCSE and iGCSE results. In a unique year, 67% of all results were graded 9-7, with 47% at 9-8 and 28% at grade 9. More important is that each individual pupil has faced and overcome their own personal challenges during the pandemic.
Andy Johnson, Truro School Head, said: “I am deeply proud of every one of our pupils and respect them greatly for what they have achieved in the face of unprecedented and difficult circumstances that have impacted on them differently. They have all shown courage and their achievements personally are much wider than simply these excellent results. They are now able to look forwards with confidence, and the staff who have supported them with such dedication to this point on their educational journey stand ready to continue that support next year, and beyond.”
Oliver, who has recovered from life changing surgery and launched his own online music business, goes on to study Music, Biology, Chemistry and German, and said the following after receiving ten grade 9s: “Truro School has provided the best foundation for me. When I was off school for several months during my GCSE courses and returned with limited mobility, I was worried. The support of my teachers has helped me to these grades and also to have the confidence to set up my own business which is thriving. I am looking forward to studying my A-Levels as part of the Truro School Sixth Form Diploma.”
Soumya, who is going on to study Maths, Further Maths, Biology (or Physics, she is still deciding), and Chemistry, said the following having achieved grade 9s across all her subjects: “It is a relief to see all my hard work pay off, and I thank my teachers for all their extra support. I’m really excited about the greater independence of Sixth Form here and the chance to pursue the subjects I am most passionate about.”
George, who was beaming today, and will study Geology, Chemistry, Biology and DT for A-Level, said: “I am most proud of my highest improvement not my highest grade, which was my 7 in English. It’s nice to see the 9s but that’s not the most important to me today.”
We would also like to congratulate the over 20 young people joining our Sixth Form anew this September who bring their talents, abilities and ambition to enrich our community.
The successes of all our pupils are all the more deserved because they have been reached by individuals who have continued to engage with and enjoy the School’s wider creative, sporting and pastoral life in all the ways possible during the pandemic. They, and our staff, are immensely excited about the opportunities that are ahead, and which will be enhanced by the School’s new Sixth Form Diploma programme.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Sixth Form at Truro School please join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 21 September. For more information about that event or our Sixth Form generally, do visit truroschool.com/admissions.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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To be and to become learners for life, to enjoy the discovery and development of knowledge, understanding, skills and interests, and to critically examine the world around us.
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 be aware of and to champion the needs of others, with charitable hearts, as part of a commitment to benefit the Cornish community, and the world beyond.
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.
To be people who relish intellectual and wider challenge, and to build resilience by learning from both success and failure alike, on our educational journeys.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To be people who relish the search for new ideas and approaches that positively and sustainably shape our lives, the lives of others, and our environment.
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.
To be and to become the very best of who we are, by bravely examining and discovering the personal beliefs and faiths that will guide us through our lives.
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.