“Girls do better, in terms of educational attainment, at single sex schools.” Dr Alice Sullivan – Institute of Education, University of London

At Truro High we want to give your daughter the best start in life and when it comes to education, the evidence is pretty clear – girls do better at single-sex schools.

Girls who attend GSA girls’ schools tend to achieve a disproportionately large share of the top grades. Last year the number of A*/A grades achieved by A level students from girls’ schools was more than double the national average – 53% compared to 25%.

In 2020 Truro High School’s percentage of A*/A grades at A Level was more than three times the national average at 85%.

The proportion of A-star-C grades among girls’ school students (92.2%) was
over a fifth greater than the national average (75.5%).

Maths is the most popular A level subject in many girls’ schools and, in the country as a whole, girls’ school students who sit A level Physics account for around 13% of all entries, while being responsible for as many as 25% of the A-star grades.*

Likewise, girls’ school candidates make up 12% of all A level French entries yet achieve 32% of the A* grades awarded.

At Truro High our small class sizes allow us to provide truly bespoke development for your daughter’s skills, exceptional academic support and first class teaching in focussed classes that enable girls to follow their curiosity way beyond the syllabus. It is this perfect combination that means our students leave with offers to the world’s top universities and results that mean we are considered one of the best schools in the country.

In 2020 every single one of our Year 13 students achieved the grades required to secure their place at their first-choice university – almost all Russell Group, UK Top 10 or leading international universities.

This year, our students headed off to some of the UK’s top universities to study subjects ranging from medicine to astrophysics, textile design, performing arts and law. Many girls also took advantage of our Aspiring Programmes for Medics, Engineers and Lawyers and secured places to study on a number of these highly competitive courses. More than a quarter of the year group were offered unconditional places based on the strength of their applications.

*DfE and GSA exam data – exact statistics vary from year to year.

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