At Truro School, we take pride in the academic record of our students. Not only are their examination results consistently high, but the overwhelming majority move on to succeed in Higher Education, including at the most selective universities.
While these achievements are in no small part down to our Sixth Form students’ positive attitude to their work, we have also earned a reputation for the outstanding quality of our advice and encouragement.
Truro School Sixth Form offers superb levels of support, both in and out of the classroom. Small class sizes, clinics and excellent teaching maintain an environment where each student is able to be the best that they can be academically, whilst a proactive approach to tracking, monitoring and communications provides a safety-net for all our students.
The Truro School Community is a thriving and supportive network of past and present students, parents, staff and governors working together to offer students life-changing opportunities. A professional and social network, we encourage every member of the Sixth Form to enjoy and benefit from their association with the Truro School Community through diverse events, invaluable careers support, guidance and mentoring opportunities, including personalised careers and university services and The Medical Pathways Programme.
Developing a healthy work-life balance is an essential ingredient to success at A-Level and beyond.
In the Lower Sixth, students are able to utilise their greater independence and make the most of private study periods with spaces on campus specifically for the Sixth Form: Sixth Form Café, Sixth Form Common Room, ICT suite and Sixth Form Study Area. Students may also make use of the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre’s gym.
Throughout the Upper Sixth, if on track, students can gain additional independence. You can leave campus or sign out in the afternoon if you have no further commitments that day. There is also a designated Sixth Form parking area.
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.