Leavers' Destinations

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 2023

Lancing College’s A Level results for 2023 not only bucked the national trend in a downturn of results, but also produced the greatest results for the College in over a decade. There was much anticipation of how this return to the 2019 regime would impact results nationally and individually. Students at Lancing College have performed above and beyond the national narrative, producing another outstanding set of results. All academic departments performed extremely well, but standout performances came in Mathematics and the Life Sciences, with 97 entries for Mathematics and Further Mathematics from a year group of 135 students, netting outstanding results.

Highlights include:  

  • 81% of grades achieved were A*-B
  • 54% at A*-A grades
  • 21 Upper Sixth students achieved a clean sweep of A and A* grades

Commenting on the results, Mr Dominic Oliver, Head Master, said:

The pressure was on for this cohort of Sixth Form students who have weathered the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic magnificently. We could not be prouder of how well they have fared.

It is impressive to consider that for 36% of our students, English is not their first language. Higher education and employment should be viewed through a global lens, and it is in this context that we prepare our students to flourish. It is pleasing to see students choosing the highest-ranked universities, as gauged by the QS World Rankings. In addition, 10% of Lancing students are now choosing to study overseas, and this is a trend that we expect to grow in the years to come.


University Destinations

The Russell Group of elite UK universities again dominates Lancing’s most popular destinations. The Top 11 destinations for Lancing students this year in the UK are as follows:

  • University of Exeter, Russell Group, 16 students
  • University of Bristol, Russell Group, 8 students
  • University of Bath, 6 students
  • Durham University, Russell Group, 6 students
  • University College London, Russell Group, 5 students 
  • Cardiff University, Russell Group, 5 students
  • Loughborough University, 4 students
  • The University of Manchester, Russell Group, 4 students
  • University of Nottingham, Russell Group, 4 students
  • University of Southampton, Russell Group, 3 students 
  • University of Leeds, Russell Group, 3 students 


Oxbridge success continues unabated with all of our successful candidates meeting the terms of their offers. They go on to a characteristically diverse range of courses, from English Literature and Language to Biological and Natural Sciences.

Furthermore, Lancing continues its fantastic record of winning places at elite overseas destinations, continuing the proud tradition of cosmopolitan internationalism that is a facet of Lancing life. Read more about this here.

Leavers' Destinations 2022/2023