Truro School has been ranked as Cornwall’s leading A level provider according to key metrics from government figures just released and based on the August 2014 A Level results.
The latest Post-16 Performance Tables, released by the Department for Education, reveal that Truro School’s sixth form students excel in key facilitating subjects such as languages, the humanities, maths and science.
43% of all sixth form leavers achieved at least AAB with A levels containing two or more of these facilitating subjects, a statistic that ranks the school in the top 5% of A level providers nationally.
The new government figures highlight Truro School’s exceptional performance in Cornwall where, on average, only 14% of students achieve AAB or higher.
Such results have seen Truro School leavers accepted for the most competitive courses across a range of subjects at universities throughout the country.
Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster at Truro School, said:
‘The high standard of performance in facilitating subjects is evidence of the direction the school has been moving in.’
The school was also accredited with a high average score of 880.8 UCAS points per student, the best in the county. The average UCAS points metric represents a student’s bargaining ability to secure placements in their chosen universities and the school’s score equates to an average A level grade of ‘B’.
Mr Gordon-Brown continued:
‘We are successfully ensuring that our students obtain outstanding grades in subjects that really matter. These results, coupled with the range and quality of co-curricular opportunities our Sixth Form are involved in, means that we continue to help our students be accepted into their first choice universities and courses. I am very proud of the staff and students whose constructive working relationships have led to super academic achievement over the last year.’