We are pleased that following the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement, we are now able to confirm the results of the rigorous, detailed and fair process of Centre Assessed Grades that Lancing provided as instructed by Ofqual throughout the course of the Summer Term.
The outstanding final results only go to affirm that this year group ranks amongst the strongest that we have produced. With the provision of our Sixth Form preparation programme last term, they are uniquely galvanised and strengthened as a community. Overall, 23% of grades achieved were 9, 43% were 8 and above and 67% were graded 7 or above. In the previous (alphabetical) grading system the results would equate to 89% A* – B. Thirty-three students achieved a clean sweep of Grade 7/As or better.
We are pleased to welcome over 50 new students from the UK and around the world to join us on the physical site in September alongside those who achieved these results. Following the cancellation of examinations, Lancing’s seamless provision of distance learning allowed these new Sixth Form students to join those who have been with us throughout their GCSE courses in five intensive weeks of preparation for Sixth Form studies.
Head Master Dominic Oliver said: 'In the face of all the uncertainty generated by the pandemic and the maelstrom over examinations in recent days it is good to see justice being done for this excellent year group. Their results were always going to be strong and it is good to see all their talent and hard work rewarded. I congratulate them and all the teachers who have worked so tirelessly on their behalf throughout their studies. We look forward to welcoming them to the stimulation and excitement of Lancing Sixth Form life.'
Among this very strong year, some students are worthy of particular individual recognition:
Ruth Banfield is another of the Banfield siblings to achieve outstanding academic success. A former pupil of Lancing Prep Hove, Ruth is the fourth child in the family to attend Lancing. Ruth has attained an incredible clean sweep of Grade 9s in all nine of her GCSE examinations.
Max Beeson attained one Grade 7 in Chemistry and Grades 8 & 9 (the equivalent of A* or better) in all other subjects. Max,a former pupil of Lancing Prep Worthing, goes on to study Computing, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and French, joining Lancing’s extraordinary run of mathematicians.
Ben Bolton, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Worthing, achieved an amazing nine Grade 9s along a Grade 8 in Latin. Ben continues into Lancing's Sixth Form, studying French, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
Grace Byford attained an outstanding clean sweep of A grade equivalents or better. Her Grade 7 (A) in English was joined by a Grade 9 (A**) in English Literature. Grace, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Worthing, scored an incredible five further Grade 8s (A*) and further Grade 9 (A**s) in History and Mathematics. Grace will continue to Lancing's Sixth Form.
Charina Grant achieved an impressive five Grade 9 (A**) to go with a further three Grade 8s (A*s) and a Grade 7. Charina, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Worthing, goes on to study Art, French, Mathematics and Psychology in Lancing's Sixth Form.
Eliza Hawley scored an incredible seven Grade 9s (A** equivalent) along with an A*, the highest possible grade in the IGCSE Music qualification, and a Grade 8 (A*) in Mathematics. An outstanding musician and academic, Eliza proceeds to Lancing’s Sixth Form where she will study Music along with English Literature, History and Spanish.
Randa He joined Lancing from Guangzhou, mainland China for her GCSE studies. She scored an outstanding clean sweep of Grade 9s in eight GCSE subjects to go with an A*, the highest grade in the IGCSE Music qualification. Randa proceeds to the Lancing's Sixth Form where she will study Mathematics and Further Mathematics along with Physics and German.
Rosie Honychurch achieved a clean sweep of A grade equivalent or better. The second in the Honychurch clan to attend the school (Rosie’s brother will be going on to Bath University this year), Rosie joins the Sixth Form with Grade 7s (A), four Grade 8s (A*) and three Grade 9s (A**).
Oscar Loveridge scored a clean sweep of A* equivalents, gaining Grade 8 (A*) in Spanish to go with eight outstanding Grade 9s (A**).
Ben Millward-Sadler maintains the family tradition of academic excellence, his sister having left Lancing to study History at Cambridge. Ben, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Worthing, goes on to our Sixth Form with an incredible sweep of seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s. An outstanding singer, he will move on to Lancing's Sixth Form where he will continue to perform in our internationally reputed chapel choir whilst studying for his A Levels in Biology, Economics, French and Geography.
Shirin Mirzayasheva is an academic scholar and fully lived up to this title, achieving a clean sweep of A grade equivalents or better with one Grade 7 (A), five Grade 8s (A*) and three Grade 9s (A**). She proceeds to study of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Spanish and will join Lancing’s specialist medical preparatory programme.
Twins Archie and Finn Preston netted between them an amazing haul of sixteen Grade 9s (A** equivalents) along with a Grade 8 and a Grade 7 apiece.
Tallulah Redman scored straight A* grades or better with seven Grade 9s (A**) and two Grade 8s (A*). Tallulah, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Hove, proceeds to Lancing's Sixth Form to study Biology, Chemistry, History and Mathematics where she will have the chance to participate in Lancing’s specialist medical preparatory programme.
Noah Steele, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Hove, is a particularly outstanding student, part of a strong family dynasty – one of his brothers this year leaves Lancing College to study engineering at Sheffield, while another went on from Lancing to read Mathematics at Oxford. Noah achieved a clean sweep of Grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as a Grade 9 in Geography, four further Grade 8s and a Grade 7. He goes on to study Economics, French, Geography and Mathematics in the Lancing's Sixth Form.
Thomas Warner achieved a fantastic clean sweep of A grade equivalents or better with three Grade 7s, four Grade 8s and two Grade 9s. Thomas, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Hove, joins Lancing's Sixth Form to study Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics and Psychology, following in the footsteps of his older sister who proceeded from Lancing's Sixth Form to study Mathematics at Bath University.