Leadership opportunities

Sixth Formers have a vital part to play in the life of the school. We want students to develop into mature, reliable young women, happy in their school environment and, therefore able to fulfil their potential, both academically and socially. There are many areas of school life which offer the opportunity for involvement and leadership.

Such areas include:


Head Girl, Head of Sixth Form & Prefects

All members of the Sixth Form are offered the opportunity to take senior leadership roles by joining our team of Prefects. These positions allow a strong sense of community across the year groups and provide Sixth Formers with further opportunities to work in a specific area of school life e.g. Prep, library, games, etc.



There are many opportunities for Sixth Form students to develop their organisation skills by becoming involved in the running of House events. Each House has two Sixth Form Prefects who help with charity fundraising and whole school competitions.


Clubs, societies & extra-curricular activities

There are many opportunities for members of the Sixth Form to be involved in the running of clubs and societies. There is also a wide variety of extra-curricular activities on offer for the Sixth Form including sports, drama, music, charitable events and much more. 


Subject Ambassadors

Each academic faculty has one Sixth Former to act as an ambassador helping to promote their subject and improve the skills of younger pupils


Work Experience

All Year 12 students undertake a week’s work experience which gives the student first-hand knowledge of the world of work and the responsibilities involved in a particular occupation.


Gold Duke of Edinburgh

All students have the opportunity to take part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and can volunteer as young leaders to deliver training to silver and bronze awards participants. No previous experience is necessary. 


Gold Arts Award

Students involved in Art, Drama, Music, Dance or Combined Arts have the opportunity to achieve an Arts Gold Award during Year 12 with guidance during weekly enrichment sessions. Truro High School is the only school or college in the county to offer the award at this level. Being involved in school events is essential and leadership in these events contributes to the award, worth 35 UCAS points.