Truro High School named best performing provider of A Levels in Cornwall by latest government league tables

Staff and pupils are celebrating at Truro High School for Girls which has again been ranked as the best performing provider of A Levels in Cornwall by the government’s latest annual league tables.

Truro High is now rated as the highest-performing school or college in Cornwall for its A Level value added score, highest grades and overall point score of 40.9.

The league tables list an impressive number of accolades for the school including:

  • The highest A-Level grade and points score for any school or college in Cornwall
  • Cornwall’s top educational establishment for the amount of progress made by pupils at A Level with figures ‘well above’ the national average
  • Ranked in the top 5% of schools and colleges in the country for value-added at A Level
  • Top out of all schools and colleges countywide for grades achieved by pupils in their three best A Levels subjects 

The school’s value added score, which measures the amount of progress made by pupils at A Level, is particularly impressive with figures well above the national average. Well within the top 200 in the league table, the school ranks in the top 5% of educational establishments in country for value-added. 

The value-added measure reflects progress made by pupils between the end of key stage 4 and their A level studies, compared to similar students across England. It shows that each pupil taking A Levels at Truro High gained an average of 0.32 of a grade higher than they would have been expected to achieve given their GCSE results.

Truro High School Sixth Form pupil and teacher

The achievement is on top of the school’s position as number one in Cornwall for A Level and GCSE results in the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018.

Truro High also outperformed all schools and colleges countywide for grades achieved by pupils in their three best A Levels subjects.  

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    for value-added having received figures well above the national average for A Level progress
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    ranked in the top 5% of educational establishments in country in the government's league tables
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    all passes were at grades A* – B compared to a national average of 53%

The announcement rounds off a fantastic year at the School which achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level with the number of passes at the very top grade more than double the national average. An impressive 82% of all passes were at grades A* – B with 42% of all exams taken gaining an A* or A. The school continues to achieve exceptional results in subjects across the board with every student who took Geography, Further Maths, Art, Textiles, Chinese and Classical Civilisation all awarded A* or A.

 

Truro High Sixth Form revision

Senior Deputy Head, Mrs Marcia Smith said: “We are delighted to again receive this ranking which is a testament to the hard work put in by our staff and pupils. We ensure that the girls get lots of individual attention which really shows in the results that they then achieve with many truly exceeding expectations. I am incredibly proud of them all.”

Want to be part of the success? Contact our Registrar Miss Catie Shaw today on 01872 242904 or email registrar@trurohigh.co.uk to find out more about Cornwall’s top school.