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28 January 2013 / TRURO HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVES TOP RANKINGS IN THE SCHOOL LEAGUE TABLES

With 93 per cent of pupils achieving five good GCSEs in 2012, including English and Maths, and each pupil achieving an average score of 870.4 points at AS and A Level, the independent day and boarding school came first in the AS and A Level table by a significant margin and second in the GCSE table. The national average for five good GCSEs attainment is 59.4 per cent.

The news of the school's latest success came in the same week as the best schools website (www.best-schools.co.uk ) rated Truro High as 41st in its top fifty of girls boarding schools nationally and number one in that table for having the cheapest boarding fees. The result was based on the percentage of A* and A grades obtained at A Level.

"I am absolutely delighted by these latest accolades although, of course, excellent results only paint half the picture," said Truro High Headmistress Caroline Pascoe. "Pupils need a rounded education that includes lots of opportunities to develop confidence and skills with extra-curricular activities and work experience because that's what makes them stand out from the crowd when it comes to university applications and job searching.

"We work very hard at Truro High to provide a holistic approach to learning that benefits everyone, not just those who are gifted academically. It's very important for every individual to explore and maximise their own potential and that's what I think our team of highly dedicated and talented staff achieve."

First established in 1880, Truro High School takes pupils from nursery age to sixth form. For more details, visit www.trurohigh.co.uk

Ends 24 January 2013

Photo: Overjoyed Truro High A Level students in summer 2012

Media enquiries: Sue Bradbury PR Tel: 01872 863863 E: sue@suebradburypr.com


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