An impressive 82% of all passes were at grades A* – B with 42% of all exams taken gaining an A* or A.
The top girls’ 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.
Headmaster, Dr Glenn Moodie, said: “Yet again our Upper Sixth have made us all very proud with a fantastic set of results. As the first group to take the Government’s new linear A Levels, there has been a certain amount of adjustment needed and I am delighted to see that our high standards have been maintained which is a reflection of both the hard work put in by the girls and the strength and experience of our staff.”
Among those receiving their results was Rebecca Winn from Penzance who gained 3 A*s in Art, Textiles and Photography. The icing on the cake was the news that in her Art exam she had been awarded an unbeatable 100% mark. Rebecca has already had her work on display at the Tate Modern and will now continue her journey with a Foundation Degree in Art before heading, if all goes well, to Goldsmith’s in London.
Wiping away a tear, she said: “I’m just so happy. It never occurred to me that I would get so emotional. I was happy with the work I had done but until you see the grades you can never really relax.”
Heading for Exeter University is Naomi Hart from Truro. Naomi will read English after picking up A*s in English and Classical Civilisation and an A in History. Watching her open the results was her mother Susan who said: “I am a very proud mum. Truro High has been the perfect place for her and she is so deserving of the results she has got.”
Also picking up her results was Charlotte Andrew who lives near Truro. Charlotte achieved A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will now be heading to Imperial College to study Biomedical Engineering.
Charlotte commented: “I am very relieved. I think I only managed three hours sleep last night. It’s lovely to see everyone here one final time but I feel sad too to be leaving Truro High after 15 years.”
Senior Deputy Head Marcia Smith said: “As the girls are handed their results it is wonderful to see their faces light up as they realise that all the hard work has paid off. This year 94% of our girls will be heading off to the universities of their choice and we look forward to following their progress as they study everything from Equine and Environmental sciences to Politics and International Relations.”
As the girls and their families joined teachers at the school for a celebratory breakfast, one person was gaining a glimpse of what’s to come. Budding vet, Eliza Hole has only just completed the Lower Sixth at the School and will take the bulk of her exams next year. However, she elected to sit her Maths A Level a year early and is very happy with the A* she was awarded.
Eliza said: “Maths is my strong point so I decided to get it out of the way. I’m thrilled and shocked at the same time. Mum’s got the champagne on ice at home so I will definitely be having a glass to celebrate.”
The results round off a fantastic academic year for the School which was ranked by government league tables in the top 1% of schools in England for the amount of progress made by pupils at A Level.
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