Lancing College pupils have sustained a good A Level performance in 2017 with 75.4% of grades achieved as A* to B.
- Half of all grades achieved were A* or A
- 70% have gained a place at their first choice university
- Five pupils have successfully gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge
- 56% will be attending Russell Group universities, other well regarded universities chosen by Lancing students include: Bath, St Andrews, Surrey, UEA and Loughborough
- Average UCAS Score is 151 in excess of 3 As
- 100% of pupils gained an A* to B grade in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), over half of them at A* grade
- Nearly 10% of students will be going to study Medicine or Biomedical Sciences; other popular subjects being studied include: Economics, Statistics and Mathematics, English, Law and various Engineering courses.
These results further reinforce Lancing’s strong reputation for consistently high academic achievement, year-on-year at A Level and with exceptional performances this year in Maths, English, History and the Sciences.
Commenting on the results Dominic Oliver, Head Master said “I am delighted at the results this year; pupils across the country have been the first to experience the new A Level reforms and we are extremely proud of the way in which our pupils have risen to the challenge.
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. Lancing is a place of scholarship where pupils learn with integrity. We teach our students to be curious and to think deeply, for themselves and for the right reasons, underpinned by the essential attributes of learning. Our excellent exam results are a wonderful by-product of the profound and long-lasting scholarly rigour that is the foundation of all that we do.
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. We spend a great deal of time supporting our pupils to find the right courses for them and it is also a real pleasure to see how many will be going to their first choice university.”
Here are just some of the results and destinations that have been chosen by this year’s A Level pupils:
Maudie Cooper (Horsham) is going to Oxford to read English having achieved A*s in English Literature and History along with an A grade in Latin.
Sophie Hanna (Horsham) is going to Bath to read Economics having gained an A* in Economics and A grades in Mathematics and History. Sophie is the youngest of a trio of highly able sisters, all of whom attended Lancing.
Henry Steele (Hove) is going to Oxford to study Mathematics having attained A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Additional Further Mathematics as well as an A grade in Physics.
Elise Kearsey (Petworth) is going to study Neuroscience at Edinburgh having achieved an ABB in RS, Biology and Chemistry. Elise was Head Girl and also actively involved in music, sport and drama whilst at Lancing.
Alvaro Aspden (Hove) is going to Sheffield to read Mechanical Engineering and German having achieved an A*AAB.
Will Jefferies (Littlehampton) is going to UCL to study Natural Sciences having gained an A* and three As. Deputy Head Boy Will was actively involved in drama, winning the playwriting contest at the school as well as being a brilliant scientist.
Conrad Lewis (Steyning) is going to Exeter to read Geography having achieved three As.
As well as helping them achieve excellent grades, Lancing has once again supported pupils in finding the right courses to suit their individual interests. This year our students continue to choose subjects that they are inspired to learn more about, including:
- American Studies
- Ancient History
- Building Surveying
- Film and Television
- Liberal Arts
- Aerospace Engineering
- Theatre Sound
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 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 in preparation for university. Lancing offers over 20 A Level choices and has a particularly high reputation for Maths, History, Art and the Sciences; from 2017 Drama A Level will also be offered.
Lancing was rated excellent by ISI in March 2017 for “Pupils’ Academic Achievement and other Achievement” and also excellent for the” Quality of Pupils’ Personal Development”. On the subject of preparation for leaving school, ISI commented:
“Pupils respond successfully to the choices open to them at the different key stages of their educational development and are mature and thoughtful in their consideration of life after school. On leaving the school pupils are economically aware and well – equipped socially to take their place in higher education, in work, or to meet the challenges of a ‘gap’ year.”
Pupils receive extensive support in understanding their options for higher education and in preparing them for life after Lancing. Individual support and academic clinics combine with a wide range of enrichment and co-curricular activities to give Sixth Form pupils a strong foundation from which to make important and life-informing choices.