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A phenomenal 59% of all passes at the top grades A*/A as Truro High School celebrates superb A Level results

Cornwall’s top school is celebrating another year of outstanding exam results with 59% of all A level passes at the very top grades of A*/A – more than double the national average of 26%.

Truro High School for Girls once again achieved a 100% pass rate overall with an astonishing 83% of passes at grades A*-B.

23% of all passes were graded A* – nearly three times the national average of 8%.

The success has come across the board for staff and pupils with every student who sat exams in Music, Maths, Latin, French, Textiles, Chinese and Further Maths awarded either an A* or an A.

The School offers 20 different subjects at A Level and in 13 of those subjects, at least half of all passes were graded A*/A. The result is that 94% of students are now heading off to the universities of their choice including Oxford, Warwick, York and London College of Fashion.

The results have been praised by new Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews, who said: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined a school where the combination of dedicated teaching and diligent students has achieved such incredible success. Many of these girls have also used their time at Truro High to achieve gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, train as lifeguards and acquire qualifications enabling them to teach English as a foreign language. It is these additional skills, along with their tremendous academic results, that will stand them in excellent stead in the years to come.”

“It is very clear that every one of these girls has a bright future ahead and I look forward to welcoming them back to Truro High to share their success stories and inspire those who will follow in their footsteps.”

Among those picking up their results was Bennath who gained 3A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Also a talented artist, Bennath has worked with younger pupils at the school over the last year to create a series of murals in the Prep School changing rooms. She will now take up a place at York University to read Natural Sciences.

Heading for Oxford University to read History and English is talented actress and theatre producer Eugenie who achieved A* in English and As in French and History.

She said: “I’m very relieved and unbelievably happy. I’m so looking forward to Oxford but, at the same time, it’s very sad to be leaving the school.”

Rosalind is planning to spend a year travelling and teaching English abroad after collecting A*in English, Maths and Physics as well as a grade A in Latin.

Deputy Head Girl Nell burst into tears of joy on achieving 2 A*s and 1 A, in addition to her A* in the Extended Project Qualification. Her father Robert paid tribute to the school saying: “Stunning results but it’s more than just about the grades. Nell has come out of Truro High as a mature, rounded and positive person with tons of ambition and a great future and a lot of that we owe to the school.”

Also hitting the target with her grades is Olympic hopeful rifle-shooter Alice who will be studying at Falmouth University after achieving A*s in Art and Textiles and a B in Theatre Studies. Alice has been accepted straight from school onto the Textile Design course without the need to complete the usual foundation course.

Getting in some practice ahead of next year was Ezgi who opened her AS level Religious Philosophy envelope to discover she had passed her exam without dropping a single mark – a perfect 100% in every paper.

 She said: “I’m so happy I could almost scream. I want to study medicine at university so the work I have done on ethics has given me a fantastic foundation for the studies that lie ahead.”

Those interested in joining the Sixth Form at Truro High can take a closer look around at Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 9 October. For more information please contact the Registrar, Miss Catie Shaw, on 01872 242904.

Published by: Grace Kennard

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