Truro School Surpasses National Results

It is another year of impressive A Level results at Truro School. Top grades were achieved across both the Sciences and Humanities, with 12 departments gaining more than 50% A* and A grades.

Nationally the average A*, A and B grades of all exams were 52% compared to 73% at Truro School.


We have seen outstanding results in the Extended Project Qualification, with 80% of research projects graded A*/A. Our first cohort of Psychology students excelled with over half of pupils achieving A*/A grades.


We are very proud of our Oxbridge students, pictured, who have gained their places; Michael Ahrens from Falmouth is set to read Chemistry at Cambridge having gained two As and two A*s. Ellie Green, also from Falmouth, will read Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge having achieved three A*s and an A. She achieved full marks in her English. And Hayley Hardstaff, from Budock Water, will read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, achieving four A*s. Friends Robert Cherry from Bodmin and Josh Poat from the Isles of Scilly both achieved excellent grades and are both reading Mechanical Engineering at Bath.


Two thirds of all students in the year group achieved at least one A grade, and in addition many of our students are off to their university of choice having achieved B and C grades.


Head Students Harry Lobb and Anna Whitford did fantastically well, both gaining 2A*s and an A, with Anna also achieving her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Anna is off to Durham to read Earth Sciences and Harry, who is a music scholar, has a place at Liverpool University to read Medicine. Art Scholar Jack Trevail, who led the creation of Delilah the paper lantern dragon during City of Lights, achieved 3 A*s and 2 As. He’s set to read Engineering Design at Bristol.


Truro School Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, said: “It’s wonderful to see the hard work of our Sixth Form students coming to fruition in this strong set of A Level results. With nearly three quarters of exams graded A*,A or B these results are once again consistent with previous years. It’s pleasing to see that the absence of the January exam-sitting has not affected our pupils’ results, and gives us confidence in the ability of our teachers and pupils to migrate to the planned linear A Level model in the years to come.  In the mark of a truly co-educational school, there was not much to separate the results of the boys and girls, although with over a fifth of the girls’ exam papers being awarded the outstanding  A* grade, I think that this year the girls have the upper hand.”


You can see a selection of photos on our Facebook page and a full breakdown of results here.