Lincolnshire A-Level students make the grade above national average

A- Level results from the Grange School. Students Harry Simmons, Chloe Bicknell, Libby Parker, Alex Wood
A- Level results from the Grange School. Students Harry Simmons, Chloe Bicknell, Libby Parker, Alex Wood

Provisional results from 36 out of 39 sixth forms in Lincolnshire show an increase in A-level passes and an increase in higher level grades awarded.

The pass rate for A-levels in Lincolnshire schools reached 99% and is 0.9% above the national figure.

Fourteen schools achieved 100% of pass grades: Cordeaux Academy, Louth; Kesteven and Grantham Girls; Boston High School; Spalding High School; Skegness Grammar School; Carres Grammar, Sleaford; King Edward VI Grammar, Spilsby; North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form; Sir John Gleed School, Spalding; Skegness Academy; Queen Elizabeth Grammar, Alford; Lincoln Christ’s Hospital; Boston Grammar: and Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham.

When the results of students undertaking programmes that are equivalent to A-levels are included, there is also an improvement of 0.9% in pass grades awarded.

The percentage of entries achieving the highest grade of A* grade continues to rise and at 8.2% is in line with the national figure.

Eleven Lincolnshire schools achieved a % of A* grades above the national average, with nine achieving over 10% of the highest grade.

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services said: “I am delighted that yet again almost all students in Lincolnshire schools have passed their A-levels, and that the proportion awarded the highest grades continues to rise. Students are to be commended for the hard work they have put in to achieve these results. I’m sure they will want me to extend their thanks for the support they have received from their teachers and parents and carers.”

Debbie Barnes, Director of Children’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the students who have worked so hard to achieve these excellent results. Studying at this level is not easy and requires determination and dedication to reach their goals. It is particularly pleasing to see the increase in the highest grades awarded, and once again shows that we have some of the best young achievers on the country.”