First Choice success for Truro High School girls
With a 99% pass rate and 79% at grades A* – C there were tears of joy and smiles of relief as girls’ places at their first choice universities were confirmed.
Amongst the high achieving students was Lauren Bose who arrived to discover her results with her whole family – mum, dad and younger brother. After months of intense study Lauren has been awarded four A grades and will begin a medical degree at Bristol University this autumn, following in both her parents’ footsteps.
Lauren, who is also a talented musician, had balanced her academic studies with musical commitments, recently leading the semi-professional orchestral performance of the Armed Man at Truro Cathedral as well as playing in several other orchestras. As she arrived at the school she said nerves had kept her awake most of the night.
Mum, Sophie Headland, said: “We’re so relieved, its been quite tense, she’s put so much effort in, but its paid off!”
Anna Phillips, another accomplished High School student has also been accepted to study medicine, at Southampton University, after achieving two As and an A*.
She said: “I can’t breathe, I’m so excited, I didn’t expect an A*, I was preparing a back-up plan! Wow! I’m going to go out and celebrate with my friends!”
Gifted linguist, Elizabeth Rowe, has been accepted by Bristol University to study French and German – a language she has never studied before – after achieving A*s in French and Spanish and As in history and maths. She joined the school in the sixth form.
Rachel Haddy who scored A*, A, B, will be studying English at Exeter. She said: “I was very nervous so spent last night working as a volunteer at the Miracle Theatre to take my mind off today. I’m really chuffed, my mum and sister are waiting in the car so I’ve just telephoned them to tell them the good news.”
Victoria Hall, a stunning linguist and scientist, and who is going on to study Natural Sciences at the University of East Anglia, said: “I got an A*, two As and a B. It was quite tense but now I’m so relieved, thank goodness for that!”
High School Headmistress, Caroline Pascoe, said: “I’m very pleased. It’s an anxious time for the girls and their parents and therefore it is gratifying that virtually all of the girls have got into their first choice of university.”