Lincolnshire schools A Level results above national average in nearly all areas

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Provisional A Level results from 30 out of 40 sixth forms in the county show that Lincolnshire schools have outperformed the England average in nearly all measures.

At 99.1%, the percentage of Lincolnshire students passing A-levels is ahead of the England average by 1.1%.

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services said: “A-levels are the gold standard examinations. In this Olympic year, we have seen how well our athletes have done in Rio and we all recognise how hard they have had to train. Our A-level students are no different. Success at A-level does not happen by magic.

“It is only through the continuing hard work of students and teachers, supported by parents and carers, that these fantastic results have been achieved. Well done to all our students.”

Nine Lincolnshire schools (30%) achieved a percentage of A* grades above the national average, and 12 (40%) Lincolnshire schools have achieved more A*-A passes at A-level than national.

15 out of the 30 schools have a percentage of pupils achieving 3+ A-Level passes at A*-E of 90% or more, with three of schools hitting 100% for 3 or more passes.

Debbie Barnes, Director of Children’s Services said: “Lots of changes have taken place as far as A-level examinations are concerned and there are more changes to come. Yet Lincolnshire schools and Lincolnshire students have still shown that they have what it takes to compete. I would like to give my sincere congratulations and wish all our students the very best for the future. Their new qualifications will really help them to progress.”

Nine schools achieved 100% of pass grades: Cordeaux Academy in Louth; Kesteven and Grantham Girls School; Kesteven and Sleaford High School; Spalding High School; Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough; Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar in Alford; King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth; Sir John Gleed School in Spalding and Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln.

The system of awarding grades for students at post 16 has changed since last year. This means that comparing Lincolnshire’s results this year with last year is more difficult.