Staff and pupils of Truro High School Girls are celebrating after the school was again ranked top in the county for the amount of progress made by pupils at A Level, in the government’s annual school league tables.

Truro High is now rated as the highest-performing school or college in Cornwall for its value added score having received figures well above the national average for A Level progress. Well within the top 200 in the league table, the school ranks in the top five per cent of educational establishments in country for value-added.

The achievement is on top of the school’s position as number one in Cornwall for A level and GCSE results in the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018.

The value-added measure reflects progress made by pupils between the end of key stage four and their A level studies, compared to similar students across England. It shows that each pupil taking A levels at Truro High gained an average of 0.32 of a grade higher than they would have been expected to achieve given their GCSE results.

Truro High also outperformed all schools and colleges countywide for grades achieved by pupils in their three best A Levels subjects.

The announcement rounds off a fantastic year at the school which achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at A Level with the number of passes at the very top grade more than double the national average. An impressive 82 per cent of all passes were at grades A*–B with 42 per cent of all exams taken gaining an A* or A. The school continues to achieve exceptional results in subjects across the board with every student who took geography, further maths, art, textiles, Chinese and classical civilisation all awarded A* or A.

Senior deputy head, Marcia Smith said: “We are delighted to again receive this ranking which is a testament to the hard work put in by our staff and pupils. We ensure that the girls get lots of individual attention which really shows in the results that they then achieve with many truly exceeding expectations. I am incredibly proud of them all.”