At Truro School Sixth Form you can rest assured that we have excellent teaching staff.
Inspectors recently recognised our talented and dedicated teachers by awarding us ‘Double Excellent’ status, the top grades possible. Coupled with small class sizes, an excellent range of extension studies and supra-curricular opportunities, excellent facilities and a personalised support network, our teachers have the time to fully understand how you learn best, providing outstanding progression and support.
Truro School Sixth Form has been identified as the leading co-educational A-Level provider in Cornwall in the Department for Education School Performance Tables, for both the average grade received and percentage of students achieving AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects.
With 104 students taking A-Level exams, by far the largest independent school Sixth Form in Cornwall, the 2019 data shows Truro School students received an average points score of 39.98 (Grade B), with 20% of Truro School’s Sixth Form achieving AAB, or higher, in at least two facilitating subjects. This compares to a county average of 15.4%.
Head, Andy Johnson commented,
“Here at Truro School, we believe that, whilst our excellent examination results and university outcomes speak for themselves, they should only be the culmination of a memorable two years that help our students to develop as well-rounded individuals.”
With class sizes never exceeding 16, and even smaller tutor groups, our teachers have the time to fully understand how you learn best, providing outstanding progression and support.
From leading guest speakers in the Burrell Theatre to opportunities to represent the school through national competitions and contests, there are a huge range of extended learning opportunities available.
Our academic extensions make for impressive elements on CVs and Personal Statements, giving you the ability to stand head and shoulders above competing candidates when it comes to university or job interviews.
Clinics offer small group assistance, providing you with individualised academic support when you need it most.
Each department will point students toward areas of supra-curricular activities, both within and outside the School environment, to support your A-Level learning and evidence, for universities, your depth of knowledge.
Regular meetings with your personal mentor to discuss progress in subjects and involvement in co-curricular, ensuring the balance is right.
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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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
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.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and 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.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
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.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
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.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
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.