In the third year of the reformed A Levels and in a context of a nationally challenging picture, Lancing College is delighted to report another strong set of results and success for many pupils. Thirteen of this year’s Upper Sixth scored a clean sweep of all A Levels at A grade or better, and 82 candidates scored two or more A*s, As or B grades in their A Levels.
Other highlights include:
• All Lancing candidates for Oxford and Cambridge will be taking up their places, in subjects as diverse as Modern Languages, Engineering, Mathematics and History.
• 87% of Further Mathematics passes were at A or A* grade. For well over a decade, the Department has sent at least one candidate from Lancing to study the subject at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
• 80% of candidates for German, 86% of candidates for French 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 93%, a striking success in a diverse and cosmopolitan boarding school.
• Five students from this year’s application cycle will go on to study Medicine at university including one of this year’s two Head Girls, Lydia Brown.
• Biomedical and life sciences continue to be popular with 11 students going on to study the subject at some extremely competitive universities including Edinburgh University, Imperial College London and Nottingham.
• 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, Business and related disciplines also remain a very strong and well-performing speciality of the College with a very wide range of students going on to study this subject area at universities as diverse as the London School of Economics, Warwick, Cardiff, Exeter and Nottingham.
• Everyone in our Sports BTEC programme gained the equivalent of A* or A grades.
• The average UCAS points score of our candidates equates to equivalent of above AAB 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 “I am delighted at the results this year; Lancing’s young men and women alike have continued to respond impressively to the changing demands of the A Level system. We have again seen supremely positive results from those who joined us just for the Sixth Form as well as those who have been at Lancing since the age of 13. The Sixth Form at Lancing provides a final two years of scholarship and intellectual stimulation where pupils learn with real enthusiasm and with the expert support of experienced teachers and tutors. The breadth and personalised approach of our Sixth Form offer means that we can support and extend the individual talents and aspirations of all of our pupils.’
Pupil success stories include:
Mary Banfield of Worthing, West Sussex, leaves Lancing with AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Religious studies in order to go to Edinburgh University to study Medicine. A school prefect who has been at both Lancing Prep Hove and Lancing College, Mary has been a stalwart of Lancing’s Medical Society which has prepared an impressive array of students for medical, veterinary and related courses.
Lydia Brown of Ditchling, West Sussex, leaves Lancing with A*s in Biology and Mathematics along with an A grade in Chemistry in order to study Medicine at Sheffield University. As Head of School who has been at both Lancing Prep Hove and Lancing College, Lydia has been an outstanding ambassador for the school and a stalwart of Lancing’s Medical Society which has prepared an impressive array of students for medical, veterinary and related courses.
Christopher Brooks of Cuckfield, West Sussex, leaves Lancing with A*AB in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics in order to read Mechanical Engineering at Warwick University. Christopher has been greatly aided in his application by Lancing’s outstanding STEM provision which includes a CREST Engineering scheme with local Shoreham engineers Ricardo.
Timothy Clifford of Ferring, West Sussex, achieved A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics as well as an A grade in Computing. He goes on to read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge, having been a school prefect and an outstanding sportsman.
Hannah Eastbury of Brighton, leaves Lancing with grades A*A*A in History, German and French to read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University. An internationally ranked long-distanced swimmer, Hannah has attended both Lancing Prep Hove and Lancing College and has combined her outstanding swimming and academic achievements at Lancing – now home to its own elite swimming academy run by Mrs Karen Woolliscroft and her daughter Charlotte, a former pupil and Olympic and Great Britain swimmer.
Karl Li from Shijiazhuang, China, scored grades A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and goes on to read Mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge.
Sophie Millward-Sadler of Arundel, West Sussex, leaves Lancing with A*AA in History, Politics and English Literature in order to take up a place to read History at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge. Sophie, an outstanding student and school prefect, has been at Lancing for the last five years.
Sophie Williams of Lindfield, Haywards Heath, leaves Lancing with grades A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in order to read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge. Sophie, one of Lancing’s Heads of School, has been greatly aided in her application by Lancing’s outstanding STEM provision which includes a CREST Engineering scheme with local Shoreham engineers Ricardo.
Sebastian Slade of East Preston, West Sussex, leaves Lancing with grades of A*AAA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics and Chemistry and is currently choosing between a gap year and a place at Warwick University or UCL to read Economics.
Anson Wong of Cobham, Surrey, leaves Lancing with grades of A*AA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Computing and will go on to pursue his passion for computing gaming at the University of Sussex, where he will study Games and Multimedia Environments.