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Lincolnshire A Level pass rate remains above national average

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Provisional results from 34 out of 39 schools in the county have indicated that the A Level pass rate in Lincolnshire remains above the national average.

At 98.1%, the Lincolnshire pass rate for A Levels is ahead of the England average by 0.2%.

Over a third of Lincolnshire schools, an increase on last year, achieved more A* grades than the national average.

This was also the same for those achieving A*-A grades.

Students at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College Sixth Form receiving their results

In 14 out of 34 schools, 90% or more of students achieved 3+ A-Level passes at A*-E, with one school securing a figure of 100% for 3 or more passes.

The percentage of Lincolnshire A Level entries securing A*, A*-A, A*-B, A*-C and A*-E is ahead of the East Midlands average in every case.

Data received from 86% (25 out of 29) of Lincolnshire schools so far have either maintained or improved their average A-Level grade.

Seven schools achieved 100% pass grades:

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford
  • Horncastle Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy
  • Sleaford Carre’s Grammar School
  • Grantham Priory Ruskin Academy
  • Lincoln The Priory Witham Academy
  • Grantham Kesteven and Grantham Girls School

Councillor Patricia Bradwell, responsible for children’s services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “A Levels are extremely challenging examinations and represent some of the highest academic standards in the world.

“Success at A Level does not happen by accident. It is only through the hard work of students and teachers, supported by parents and carers, that these fantastic results have been achieved.”

Debbie Barnes, director of children’s services at the county council, added: “Congratulations to all of our students and I wish them all the best for the future.

“Their new qualifications will really help them in their future plans and careers.”