A* performance from Truro School


Truro School has reported 17% of A-Levels achieved by its students were graded A*, an increase of 5% on last year, compared to *a national increase of 2%. Furthermore, 43% of all A-Level grades achieved the top-level A*/A results, with 70% graded at A*-B.

Andrew Gordon-Brown said on his final A-Level results day as headmaster of Truro School: “This was not an easy or typical year for our leaving upper sixth, but they remained in good spirits throughout difficult times and continued to apply themselves with their customary dedication to their studies, despite not being officially examined.

“Following Ofqual moderation of our centre assessed grades our students have been awarded a set of results which are very much in line with the strong three-year overall school average.

“Whilst we are naturally delighted with such a high percentage of top grades, it is perhaps unsurprising that this national data exercise has thrown up some anomalies. We await further guidance on the appeals processes and will be pursuing these vigorously where we feel our students have been assigned a grade below that which they deserve. This unusual results day brings into even sharper focus the fine qualities of this group of young adults who leave as well-rounded individuals who have been accepted into a broad range of excellent universities and who are well equipped to lead fulfilling lives.”