Year 13 Helena hits a high note with offer from top choice university
Royal Holloway ranks 17th in the world and 6th in the UK for performing arts. Both its drama and music departments also rank 1st in the UK for research intensity in the ‘Complete University Guide 2020’.
The university’s performing arts alumni include Jeremy Northam, Emma Freud OBE, 2015 Oliver Award winner Mark Strong, comedian Robin Ince and BAFTA-winning television executive, Francis Hopkinson.
Helena said: “I’m so excited. Before Truro High, I never had the confidence to sing or act in front of anyone, let alone an audience, but with encouragement and support from the amazing teachers, and the opportunities to be involved in the arts such as choirs, concerts, school productions, I’ve learned to love performing!”
“Being able to participate in shows behind the scenes by making costumes in Textiles also definitely encouraged my passion for theatre as well. I’m so grateful to Truro High and all the staff for teaching me so much and I can’t wait to take everything I’ve learned with me to university.”
Her classmates have much to celebrate too. Once the results of their A Levels are available in August, the girls are set to study at internationally renowned institutions ranging from the University of Edinburgh to King’s College London. They will study a diverse selection of subjects including Medicine, Interior Design, Law, Astrophysics, English, Textiles Innovation, Modern Languages, Classical Studies, Midwifery, Animal Behaviour, Accounting, Biology, Physics, Drama and Music.
Even more impressive, nearly 20% of students have earned unconditional places at their first choice universities.