A level success as Lincolnshire bucks the national trend
Provisional A-level results in Lincolnshire show a big increase in higher level passes – bucking the national trend.
Nationally, the proportion of A-level exam entries resulting in an A or A* grade has dropped by 0.2 per cent.
But in Lincolnshire indications are that A-A* grades have risen by 2 per cent from 23.6 per cent to 25.6 per cent, closing the gap with the national figure considerably.
Once again, the school with the highest A-A* pass rate was Caistor Grammar School with 44.2 per cent but so far, nine schools have exceeded the national high-grade pass rate - Bourne Grammar School, Caistor Grammar School, Branston Community Academy (a rise of 7.4 per cent over last year), Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, Kesteven and Sleaford High School, The Kings’ School Grantham, King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth, The Priory Academy LSST and Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough.
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The overall pass rate of 98.5 per cent at grades A*-E is above the national figure of 98.1 per cent. So far, nine schools have reported pass rates of 100 per cent - two more than last year.
These are: Boston High School; Branston Community Academy; Caistor Grammar School; The Giles Academy; Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School; King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth; The Priory Witham Academy; Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford and University Academy Holbeach.
Many students in Lincolnshire also follow courses that are equivalent to A-levels alongside their traditional A-levels or as an alternative to them.
Although no national comparators are available at this time, initial reports from schools show that the overall pass rate has increased by 1.1 per cent when these results are added in.
Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, said: “Despite a lot of talk nationally about a dip in top grades, Lincolnshire’s young people have continued to do even better than before.
“All sixth-form students and those in the colleges should be justly proud of themselves."
Debbie Barnes, Director of Children’s Services, said: “This is another excellent set of results from students.
“I would like to congratulate the young people, their parents, carers and teachers for all their dedication and determination.
“Lincolnshire education is once again performing very well compared to the national picture.”