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Truro High School celebrates A Level success with 100% pass rate

Tears of happiness were flowing freely at Truro High School as the girls celebrated achieving 100% pass rate in their A level exams with almost half those passes at the top grades of A* or A.

72% of exams taken received grades A*-B with exceptional results in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English and Textiles. In English, Physics and Textiles, every student received grade A* or A.

The girls are now heading off to some of the country’s top universities to study a range of courses from astrophysics and chemical engineering to medicine, veterinary medicine and law.

Among those nervously lining up to receive her results was Amy Purohit. Amy was following in the footsteps of her elder sister who left the school with superb results to take up a place studying Medicine at Cambridge University.

Amy’s butterflies were quickly set aside as she received the news she had been awarded 4A* in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. She too will now be off to Cambridge to fulfil her lifelong dream of studying Medicine at one of the world’s top universities.

Amy said: “I haven’t really been nervous since the exams but then last night I was super-nervous. Everyone was logging on to UCAS to see if they had got their place at university but I just couldn’t bring myself to look so the results are a fantastic surprise. I am so happy.”

As a key member of the school’s Chamber Choir and a talented double bass player, Deputy Head Girl Freya Martin has had plenty to keep her busy during Sixth Form. Just 17 years old, she opened her results to find grades of A* in Latin and Biology and As in Chemistry and Maths. A Distinction in her Grade 8 double bass was the icing on the cake! Freya is taking a gap year but will then take up a place at Nottingham University to study Veterinary Medicine.

Jumping on a plane to receive her results was Madeline Sibley who joined Truro High in the Sixth Form after taking her GCSEs on the Isles of Scilly. Madeline has described boarding at the school as “one of the best experiences of my life” with her exam grades of A* in Psychology and As in English and Religious Philosophy now the icing on the cake.

Said Madeline: “I rang my mum back home and burst into tears. I am just so glad I have made my mum happy.”

Joining in the celebrations was Headmaster, Dr Glenn Moodie, who said: “This is a tremendous day for all the girls. They have worked extremely hard and it is wonderful to see how they support each other throughout their time with us.”

“We ensure that the girls get lots of individual attention and ready access to their teachers and this really shows in the lead up to exams and the results that they then achieve. I am incredibly proud of them all.”

 

Published by: Grace Kennard

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