Truro School

Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH, England

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Founded in 1880, Truro School has achieved excellent results in public exams in recent years, thanks to its targeted teaching approach. Its "Oxbridge and Medical Science Programme" has enabled many students to successfully enter medical and veterinary schools, also known as "prestigious science programmes." The school's location is a notable feature; it is situated in Cornwall, a coastal vacation destination. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the area is dotted with 18th-century buildings and museums, providing a serene and safe environment. Truro School has been a powerhouse in sports achievements on the British school scene. Additionally, the school benefits from Cornwall's excellent geographical environment and facilities, catering to various student needs. Compared to schools in other cities, Truro's tranquil environment and diverse facilities make it more suitable for students who prefer a peaceful environment but are active and energetic.

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Various University Guidance Programmes for Increased Opportunities in "Prestigious Science Programmes"

Students at Truro School perform well in public exams, with many securing admissions to "prestigious science programmes" such as Medicine, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). This is attributed to the school's various targeted guidance programmes. In addition to the "Oxbridge Guidance Programme," they have a specialised "Medical Science Guidance Programme" that starts providing related exam preparation, interview practice, and analysis in Year 11 for students interested in applying to Oxford, Cambridge, and medical schools. The school also offers a wide range of academic enrichment activities, such as conducting simulated medical MMI interviews with industry professionals, visiting top university medical schools, and providing one-on-one additional advanced courses with medical students or lecturers. This ensures students are well-prepared and knowledgeable about the university application process, increasing their chances of successful admission to medical schools. The school also has a dedicated overseas university counsellor to guide students in applying to foreign universities, with many students successfully gaining admission to renowned universities in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, including a former student who was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Active Investment in Sports Development

Truro School offers one of the most comprehensive selections of activities and sports programmes among UK secondary schools, providing over 70 clubs and activity choices, including sports, music, drama, the arts, cooking, and academic research. This allows students to develop independent abilities, creativity, and logical thinking, thus discovering their talents in various areas. Utilising Cornwall's abundant geographical and aquatic resources, Truro students can participate in different water and land sports, such as sailing, surfing, and snorkelling. The school has been listed in the UK's Top 100 Sports Schools by "School Sport Magazine," with an average of one in every seven students participating in regional or even international competitions. The school's alumni include the greatest sailing athlete, Ben Ainslie, who won four consecutive Olympic gold medals in sailing and eight World Championships of the International Sailing Federation. Fencing is another sport the school takes pride in, as it collaborates with the local Truro Fencing Club to offer professional training and provides fencing scholarships to attract talented fencers to join the school team.

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Premier Arts and Sports Centre in the County

With only 10% of its 762 students as boarders, Truro School provides a conducive environment for international students to adapt to boarding life. Additionally, the student body includes pupils from different countries around the world, with British students making up half the population and around ten German exchange students, which means fewer cultural differences and conflicts compared to all-boarding schools. Besides the general house staff, the school also forms small tutor groups to help new students with their studies. In recent years, the school has built the premier Heseltine Arts Centre and Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in the county, offering students opportunities to participate in various water activities, art exhibitions, music festivals, fitness, and more.

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