Lancing College is celebrating further A-level success as more than half of its pupils secured top marks.
More than a fifth of students – 22 per cent – got A* grades, and 77.2 per cent were graded A* to B.
All five offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge were successful, and 53 per cent of pupils secured grades of A* or A.
According to the college, this reinforces its strong reputation for ‘consistently high academic achievement, year-on-year at A-level and with exceptional performance this year in maths, history and art’.
Commenting on the results, headmaster Dominic Oliver said: “I am delighted at the results this year; they come in the context of a continually changing educational climate and our pupils have performed exceedingly well – we are very proud of them.
“We have seen exceptional results from pupils who have been at Lancing since the age of 13 as well as those who joined us just for the sixth form.
“The results demonstrate the success of Lancing’s genuinely all-round approach: our excellent academic results are achieved within an environment where pupils also take part in a wide range of co-curricular activities.
“Our role at Lancing is to ensure academic excellence and to prepare our pupils to enter the next stage of their lives, independent, confident and self-aware. Pupils, parents and staff alike have a great deal to celebrate today.”
Matilda Dichmont from Chichester attained five A* grades in biology, chemistry, mathematics, further mathematics and additional further mathematics.
She has a confirmed place and choral scholarship at Trinity College Cambridge to study natural sciences. Matilda is the oldest of three students at Lancing College.
Grace Hanna from Horsham was confirmed a place to read mathematics at Oxford.
Grace attained four A* grades in history, mathematics, further mathematics and additional further mathematics and an A grade in French.
Joseph Banfield from Worthing achieved A*s in German and History an A in Dutch and a B in French. He has a firm place at Durham University for liberal arts with specialism in politics and languages.
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