The Lancing Sixth Form is an increasingly popular choice for parents and pupils after their GCSEs. Every year the vast majority of 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. Sixth Form pupils receive extensive support in understanding their options for higher education and in preparing them for a life after Lancing. This tailored support for pupils in finding the right courses to suit their individual interest is evident in the variety and quality of pupil destinations.
A Level Results 2021
Lancing College is delighted to report another strong set of results and success for many pupils, with 87% of grades awarded at A*–B. Fifty of this year’s Upper Sixth scored a clean sweep of all A Levels at A grade or better, 50 pupils achieved at least one A*, and 25 pupils achieving three or more A* grades.
Other highlights include:
- All of our candidates for Oxford and Cambridge will be taking up their places, in subjects as diverse as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Natural Sciences and History.
- 90% of pupils will be taking up places at their first choice university; for seven pupils, these will be at universities overseas in Dublin, Barcelona and the US, amongst others.
- There were over 200 exam entries in STEM subjects Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology and Mathematics (from an Upper Sixth of 122 pupils) with a total of 70 A* awarded and A* to B pass rate of 80%.
- Mathematics continues to be the largest department in the school with over 100 entries in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. 94% of Further Mathematics passes were at A or A* grade.
- Medicine, Biomedical and life sciences continue to be popular with nine students going on to study the subject at some extremely competitive universities including Edinburgh University, Imperial College London, Durham and Queen Mary University London.
- 67% of candidates for German, 64% of candidates for French, 82% Spanish and 100% of candidates for Italian scored A*–A grades, marking the College as a particular proponent of outstanding teaching of modern European languages.
- Across all modern languages taken at Lancing, the A*–B pass rate is 100%, a striking success in a diverse and cosmopolitan boarding school.
- Engineering has proved a very popular area of study for this year's leavers, with students choosing specialisms including aeronautical, biomedical, civil, design, electrical, medical and mechanical.
- 60% of pupils will be taking up places at Russell Group Universities. The most popular destinations remain UCL, Exeter, Bristol and Durham.
- Almost all students taking the Extended Project Qualification scored A* or A grades, testament to the great value placed on independence of thought at Lancing rather than simply ‘teaching to the test’.
- Economics continues to be the second largest department in the Sixth Form following Mathematics with a very wide range of students going on to study this subject area at universities as diverse as UCL (University College London), University of Warwick, King's College London, University of Bristol and the University of Edinburgh. A total of 68 pupils studied Economics, Politics or Business with a success rate of 85% A* to B.
- Continuing its tradition in the Arts, a number of pupils have chosen to pursue their passions in: animation, film making, music performance & production and music production & songwriting. 100% A*–B in Drama and Music and overall 92* A* to B in creative arts subjects Art, Drama, Design & Technology, Music, Photography.
- The Business and Sport BTEC programmes achieved equivalent of 97% A* to B.
- The average UCAS points score of our candidates equates to above A* A* A at A Level, meaning that our students compete for places at some of the best universities in the UK and around the world.
Commenting on the results Dominic Oliver, Head Master, said: 'The last 18 months have been an unprecedented time to be in education. The fact that all Lancing’s young people are progressing largely unhindered into the next phase of life is a testament to their resolve and to the support that they have received from their teachers; this is rightly being applauded. I am incredibly proud of our Lancing pupils who, working from all around the world, maintained focus and enthusiasm for their studies at every turn. They should all be phenomenally pleased with their accomplishments.'