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A Level Results 2016


Pupils from Lancing College have performed extremely well in the 2016 A Levels, with 22% of exams taken graded A* and 77.2% A* to B.

  • 53% of exams taken secured grades of A* or A
  • All five offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge have been successful
  • Average UCAS Score 385, which is in excess of A*AA
  • The modal score is A across all pupils
  • Two pupils will be going to the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music

These further reinforce Lancing’s strong reputation for consistently high academic achievement, year-on-year at A Level and with exceptional performance this year in Maths, History and Art.

Commenting on the results Dominic Oliver, Headmaster, said “I am delighted at the results this year; they come in the context of a continually changing educational climate and our pupils have performed exceedingly well -  we are very proud of them. We have seen exceptional results from pupils who have been at Lancing since the age of 13 as well as those who joined us just for the Sixth Form. The results demonstrate the success of Lancing’s genuinely all-round approach: our excellent academic results are achieved within an environment where pupils also take part in a wide range of co-curricular activities. Our role at Lancing is to ensure academic excellence and to prepare our pupils to enter the next stage of their lives, independent, confident and self-aware. Pupils, parents and staff alike have a great deal to celebrate today."

Here are just some of the results and destinations that have been chosen by this year’s A Level pupils: 

Matilda Dichmont (Chichester) attained 5 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Additional Further Mathematics. She has a confirmed place and choral scholarship at Trinity College Cambridge to study Natural Sciences. Matilda (Tilly) is the oldest of three siblings at Lancing.

Grace Hanna (Horsham) has confirmed a place to read Mathematics at Oxford. Grace attained four A* grades in History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Additional Further Mathematics and an A grade in French.

Joseph Banfield (Worthing) achieved A*s in German and History, A in Dutch, B in French. He has a firm place at Durham University for Liberal Arts (with specialism in Politics and Languages).

Beth Richardson (Lancing) has a confirmed place at University of East Anglia on the highly prestigious English and Creative Writing course, having attained a clean sweep of A grades in English Literature, Religious Studies and History.

Florence Hardy (Seaford) joined Lancing in the Sixth Form and has a confirmed place at Edinburgh University to read Philosophy and English. Florence attained a clean sweep of A grades in Economics, English Literature and Geography.

As well as excellent grades Lancing has once again supported pupils in finding the right courses to suit their individual interests. This year our students will be going to:

  • UCL’s prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture
  • University of Bristol to read for a degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Imperial College London to read for a degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • The Courtauld Institute of Art to read Art History 
  • Gloucester Cathedral as a choral scholar 
  • Two pupils to Leicestershire County Cricket Club as professional academy players

About the Lancing Sixth Form
The Lancing Sixth Form is an increasingly popular choice for parents and pupils after their GCSEs. Every year the vast majority pupils who have been at the school since the age of 13 choose to stay. At the same time, Lancing also attracts new pupils who are looking for a different Sixth Form experience. Lancing offers over 20 A Level choices and has a particularly high reputation in Maths, History, Art and the Sciences. Pupils receive extensive support in understanding their options for higher education and in preparing them for a life after Lancing. In a recent study, our Sixth Form leavers told us that they feel well prepared for the next stage of their lives, self-aware and with a broad range of experiences to draw on. Parents described their sons and daughters as “confident, independent, with a sense of direction, good social skills and with a global perspective."

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