Why choose Truro High?

Not only does Truro High Sixth Form offer the best academically, our students have unrivalled opportunities to develop their leadership skills and sense of adventure in a supportive and caring environment.

We combine top quality teaching with a wide range of cultural, sporting and social experiences that will prepare our students for a bright future, whatever path they may choose. We welcome girls to join our Sixth Form from across Cornwall, the UK and overseas alongside those that have been through our Prep and Senior School.

THE BENEFITS 

• First class education both academically, personally and socially
• An invaluable level of care, guidance and support for all girls
• Staff get to know our students well. We know their strengths and weaknesses and they trust our advice.
• The opportunity to develop an increased sense of self-confidence and maximise your academic potential in a single sex environment
• Small teaching and tutor groups which ensure optimum individual attention and guidance – including specialist support with the UCAS process

THE OPPORTUNITIES

• A wide range of AS and A Levels with programmes that are tailored to you. Brand-new courses this academic year include BTEC Food and a host of professional qualifications
• Students can opt to undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which has been successfully run at the school for the last 7 years
• A wide variety of enrichment activities including survival skills, mindfulness, wild swimming, surfing, rowing, Critical Thinking skills, pottery and badminton
• The chance to take on a variety of leadership roles within our school community and also to create roles that students believe the school would benefit from

THE NEXT STEP

A Level results at Truro High are consistently high year-on-year with many students going on to study at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

This year, there have again been celebrations for our Upper Sixth cohort who have headed off to some of the UK’s top universities to study subjects ranging from medicine to mechanical engineering, textile design, psychology and criminology.

• More than a third of this year’s A Level cohort has gone through our Aspiring Programmes for Medics, Engineers and Lawyers and secured places to study on a number of these highly competitive courses
• Nearly 15% of students secured coveted spots to study Masters degrees
• All students wishing to pursue a career in the creative arts secured unconditional places to study at top arts colleges based on the strength of their portfolios alone

THE SPACE

Our Sixth Form Centre is a space where students can study, relax and enjoy downtime with friends. Every girl has her own study carrel and there is a designated room within the Sixth Form Centre for silent study. Wifi is available throughout.

When they’re not knuckling down to serious study, there is a bright and welcoming common room and private garden where they can chat with friends.

Many departments also designate study spaces for their Sixth Form students to work in which includes a large private studio for our artists. This is a luxury which is rare for A Level students. In fact, on a return visit to school, former student Rebe Winn even commented that “the working spaces here are bigger than my undergraduate space at university”.

THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

• Each student has a personal tutor for their two years in Sixth Form who offers support, guidance and individual attention
• Each student also gets a personal reference which is essential for a successful UCAS application
• Weekly tutorial meetings to discuss any current issues
• Self review and teacher reviews every half term
• Out of hours support via email