In the first year of the reformed – and more challenging – vast majority of A Level subjects, Lancing College is delighted to report another very strong round of results:
- 55% of all examinations at A grade or better and 76% at A*–B grade
- 25% of the Upper Sixth cohort of students achieved a clean sweep of A grades or better in all of their examinations with two students achieving a clean sweep of A* grades
- Six pupils have successfully gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge
- Other popular university destinations in 2018 include: UCL, Imperial College, Manchester
- 15% of pupils are going on to study Bioscience or Medicine at university
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, History, Biology, Chemistry, Music and Politics.
Commenting on the results Dominic Oliver, Head Master said 'I am delighted at the results this year. Our pupils have continued to respond well to the changing demands of the A Level system introduced two years ago. We have again 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 Sixth Form at Lancing provides a final two years of scholarship and intellectual stimulation where pupils learn with real enthusiasm. A queue outside the library at opening time is not an uncommon sight!
With a choice of 22 subjects on offer and an enviable co-curricular programme, the Sixth Form provides a wonderful academic and personal transition into adult life. We spend a great deal of time supporting our pupils to explore their different options and to find the right courses for them. This support comes from across the school, from Sixth Form specialists, within the classroom, within Houses and from across the wide range of enrichment activities that are available. Increasingly pupils are also making wider connections with our alumni at university and in work.
Our role at Lancing is to ensure academic excellence and to prepare our pupils to enter the next stage of their lives as global citizens, independent, confident and self-aware. It is also a real pleasure to see how many will be going to their first choice university.'
Here are some of the results and destinations that have been chosen by this year’s A Level pupils:
Eunice Adeoyo: this year’s Head Girl, Eunice joined Lancing on a scholarship from Trinity School, Lewisham, a state sector Woodard School. She will read English at King’s College in the University of Cambridge, having gained excellent grades in English Literature, History and Latin.
William Bainbridge of Hassocks joined the College's Sixth Form from Brighton College and was Deputy Head Boy and Captain of Soccer. He goes on to study History at Leeds University having gained an A* in History and A grades in both Economics and Mathematics.
Samuel Banfield of Worthing started at Lancing Prep Hove. He was a prefect at the College and will go on to read Mathematics at Oxford University, having gained A* grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and an A grade in Physics.
Gabriel Bellamy Plaice of Brighton is the oldest of three children at Lancing and elder brother of Raphael, this year’s BBC Young Chorister of the Year. Gabriel leaves Lancing, where he was a prefect this year, to study Medicine at the University of Birmingham having gained an A* in Biology and A grades in Chemistry and Religious Studies.
Sophie Cleeve of Billingshurst leaves Lancing, where she was Deputy Head Girl and senior cadet, to read Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham. Sophie has benefitted enormously in her preparation for her future studies from work on the College’s Farm and Equestrian Centre, and leaves us having gained a clean sweep of A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Daniel Clifford of London goes on to join his elder brother Brandon, also a former College pupil, at Oxford University where he will read Biological Sciences, having gained a clean sweep of A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Harry Dichmont of Shopwyke, Chichester, has been an outstanding scholar, chorister and musician for the last five years as well as a prefect. Harry leaves us having gained an A* in Music along with an A grade in Mathematics and a B grade in Spanish to study music at the internationally reputed Manchester University music course.
William Edgeler of Worthing joined the College from Broadwater Manor (now Lancing Prep Worthing). He has been an outstanding sportsman during his time at the College, representing the Senior School teams in all three major boys’ sports. He goes on to Loughborough University’s world class sports science programme having gained a triple-starred distinction in the BTEC Diploma in Sport (the equivalent of three A*s at A Level) in addition to a B grade in History A Level.
Amelia (Milly) Jones of Washington, West Sussex, joined us in the Sixth Form onto our outstanding sporting programme and has represented the College in the senior team of all girls’ sports. She leaves us to attend Exeter University to read Geography having gained an A grade in Geography and a B grade in Business at A Level in addition to two starred distinctions (the equivalent to two A*s at A Level) in the BTEC Diploma in Sport.
Dafni Manthiou of Lancing joined the College in the Sixth Form and has benefitted greatly from the College’s outstanding medical preparation programme, scoring an A*, two A grades and a B grade. Dafni will go on to read Medicine at the University of East Anglia.
Finn Tobin-Titley of Hove has been an outstanding Head of House and sportsman, winning a scholarship from Lancing to travel to Cuba last summer to study the history and practice of his passion, boxing. He leaves the College to read History and Politics of the Americas at UCL having gained a clean sweep of A grades in Business, History and Politics.
Gus Webb of Seven Dials, Brighton, joined Lancing College from our prep school at Hove and quickly established himself as a uniquely talented actor, writer and artist. He has co-authored a graphic novel about the city, and has won the College’s AlTurnertive Prize for Art twice as well as our esteemed Bancroft Playwriting Competition. Gus leaves the College having gained an A grade in Art and B grades in English Literature and Psychology, to attend Ravensbourne College of Art to read for a degree in Filmmaking.
Russell Woodger of Lancing has been with the College all the way through his education, attending our prep school at Hove before joining the College. Russell has been a senior cadet during his time here, as well as representing England at rifle shooting and impressing all with his scientific ability for many years. He scored A* grades in both Chemistry and Mathematics along with an A grade in Physics and leaves us to continue his study of Chemistry at Oxford University.
As well as helping the students achieve excellent grades, Lancing has once again supported them 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:
- Medicine at Birmingham, UEA, Bristol and Nottingham
- Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham
- English and Creative Writing at Warwick
- International Relations at King’s College, London
- Classics at St Andrew’s
- Economics at UCL
- Sports Science at Loughborough
- Psychology at Bath
- Biochemistry at Imperial College, London
- Philosophy at Manchester
- Law at Warwick
- Anthropology at LSE
- History at UCL
- Architecture at Newcastle
- Electronic Engineering at Bath
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.
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.
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'.