Students celebrate 2021 A Level Results 

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.
  • 65% 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.'

Some of our pupil success stories:

Yusuf Al-Khateeb made exceptional progress during the Sixth Form, taking full advantage of the College’s renowned Medics Society, to achieve A* grades in Biology, Geography and an A grade in Chemistry. He goes on to study Medicine at Keele University. 

Kristina Moody achieved A* grades in German and Spanish, and an A grade in Politics. She moves on to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge.  

Felix Ingemarsson achieved a clean sweep of A* grades in English Literature, History and Politics A levels. He moves on to study History at Oxford. 

Luci Song joined the school in the Lower Sixth and made exceptional progress, achieving A* grades in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. She moves on to study Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, London. 

Maya Richardson attended Lancing College Prep Hove before moving to the Senior School. She leaves with A* grades in Religious Studies, Design & Technology and Geography and goes on to study Architecture at Newcastle. 

Mustafa Günes from Antalya, Turkey, transferred to Lancing from another British boarding school during the Sixth Form. Once at Lancing, he went on to achieve four A* grades and an A grade, including an A* in his Extended Project. He goes on to study PPE at Warwick. 

Ryan Leung from Hong Kong, joined the school in Year 12 and proved himself an adept and enthusiastic student of the Humanities. He leaves to study Politics and International Relations at Durham, after achieving A grades in History and Politics, as well as an A* in Geography. 

William Palmer attended Lancing Prep Hove, before moving up to the College. An avid supporter of the Medics Society, he leaves with A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and moves on to study Medicine at Bristol University. 

Ross Belton was found frequently treading the boards in the College Theatre during the Sixth Form and leaves with A* grades in Latin, Drama and Theatre Studies, alongside a D* in Business Studies BTEC. He goes to study PPE at Leeds. 

Sayaka Hata from Kyoto, Japan, joined Lancing at the Year 12 stage and made the most of the rich opportunities to study STEM subjects during her time here. She leaves to extend her understanding of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London, having achieved straight A grades at A level. 

Layla Hunt from Camberley in Surrey joined the school in Year 12 from St Catherine’s Bramley. She achieved A* grades in Psychology, Economics, Japanese and an A grade in Mathematics at A level and will now attend the university of Tokyo to study Japanese literature and humanities.

Cindy-Ann Yetna from Trinity School, Lewisham, London, joined the school in Year 12 and made tremendous progress across the board. She leaves with straight A grades in History, Politics and Spanish, complemented by another A grade in her Extended Project. She moves to Lloyds Investment for a year and plans to continue her studies in History and Politics at Warwick University in 2022. 

Alex Waters joined Lancing from Dulwich College, Singapore, and made the most of the manifold opportunities for personal development in the Sixth Form at Lancing. A talented footballer, House Captain and academic, she leaves with three A* grades and an B to her name including an A* in her extended project. She goes on to study Psychology at York. 

Tamane Sugihara from Kyoto, Japan, proved herself to be a multi-talented young person after joining the school in Year 12. An exceptional musician and academic, she finishes the Upper Sixth with A* grades in Mathematics, Psychology and an A grade in Economics. She continues her studies at King’s College London, where she will be reading Economics and Management.