GCSE Results 2017

Latest GCSE Results from Truro School

The boys and girls of Truro School have been celebrating their GCSE results this morning with the news that 59% of grades were A* – A.

2017 GCSE Results Summary


% A*

At Truro School


% A*-A

At Truro School


% A*-A

National Average (Equal to grade 7 or above in the new national grade format)


% A*-B

At Truro School

Performance in Core Subjects (A*-B rates)


% A*-B

in Biology


% A*-B

in Chemistry


% A*-B

in Physics


% A*-B

in Maths


% A*-B

in English Language

The subjects of Drama, French, Geography, Geology, History and Music also excelled, all with A*-B rates of over 85%.

View from the Headmaster

Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster at Truro School, said:

“I am extremely proud of our students and what they have achieved. Truro School is certainly on the rise; looking at the percentage of A* grades alone, they are the best in 10 years. The strategic focus on tracking, monitoring and pastoral intervention by our wonderful teachers has certainly helped our students to shine.”

Success Stories

Keya Patwardhan – Looking for a career in Medicine

Keya Patwardhan had a cheek-to-cheek smile after opening her results to find a set of 10 straight A*’s. She next looks forward to studying Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Spanish at A Level and hopes to do Medicine in the future.

Keya said:

“I’m really happy that all my hard work has paid off, I was really nervous coming in this morning.”

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Pedrek Venton – A battle of the brothers

Pedrek Venton was thrilled to pick up his results of 10 A*’s and 1 A. It was only last week that his older brother, Piran, picked up his A Level results and confirmed his place to study Maths at Cambridge University.

With the sibling rivalry bar set high, Pedrek said:

“I did far beyond what I was hoping for, I’m really happy. I was pretty nervous this morning, my brother did really well at GCSE two years ago and we’ve had a rivalry ever since!”

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Oscar Pringle – Better than A*

Oscar Pringle was also delighted with his results which included a rare A^ distinction; a grade better than an A* and only available in Further Maths. Overall, Oscar achieved an A^, 8 A*’s, 2 A’s.

He said:

“I’m really amazed, I didn’t expect it, I’m really chuffed. I was really nervous so it’s a relief to come and get the results. Some of the exams were tough so it’s a relief to get it all done.” He next intends to study History, Maths, Further Maths and Economics.”

A View from the Head of Year

Glynn Hooper, Head of 5th Year, said:

“I am delighted with this cohort’s set of results. They are a year group that have been involved in all areas of what we offer and they have performed extremely well in their exams. I am a very proud Head of 5th Year today.”