Sixth Form academic study is radically different to the lessons you will have experienced at school. Classes are small and intimate with a more informal atmosphere prevailing – staff will treat you as the young women you are. Discussion is paramount to learning: much A Level study is carried out independently, leaving lesson times free to consolidate this understanding through talk which constructively builds and challenges knowledge to take you to the next level.
A wide range of A Level subjects are offered at Truro High. Subjects include:
Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Philosophy and Ethics, Spanish, Textiles, Theatre Studies.
Most girls will normally study four subjects in Year 12 and drop to three in Year 13, although occasionally, some will keep all four or study three with an EPQ alongside.
On Wednesday afternoons, the girls follow a PSHE and enrichment programme. PSHE topics include personal statement writing, student finance, interview techniques, work experience, alcohol and drug awareness and yoga. Enrichment activities include the Extended Project Qualification, surf boat rowing, squash, badminton, swimming, insanity fitness, life drawing and pottery.
Click here to find out how we are Enriching Learning at Truro High School.
Every girl has their own study carrel and there is a designated room within the Sixth Form Centre for silent study, in addition to the more social common room with facilities for making drinks and snacks.
Click here to take a look at our Sixth Form Prospectus to find out more about studying your A Levels at Truro High.