Top A-level results for Lancing College

August 18, 2016

Pupils from Lancing College have performed extremely well in the 2016 A-levels, with 22% scoring A* and 77.2% A* to B.

  • 53% of pupils secured grades of A* or A
  • All five offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge have been successful
  • Average UCAS Score 385, which is in excess of A*AA
  • The modal score is A across all pupils
  • Two pupils will be going to the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music

These further reinforce Lancing’s 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 Dominic Oliver, Headmaster 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.”

 Here are just some of the results and destinations that have been chosen by this year’s A Level pupils:

Matilda Dichmont (Chichester) attained 5 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 (Tilly) is the oldest of three Lancing students.

Grace Hanna (Horsham) confirmed 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 (Worthing) – Achieved A*s in German and History, A in Dutch, B in French.  He has a firm place at Durham University for Liberal Arts (with specialism in Politics and Languages).

Beth Richardson (Lancing) has a confirmed place at University of East Anglia on the highly prestigious English and Creative Writing course having attained a clean sweep of A grades in English Literature, Religious Studies and History.

Florence Hardy (Seaford) joined Lancing in the Sixth Form and has a confirmed place at Edinburgh University to read Philosophy and English.  Florence attained a clean sweep of A grades in Economics, English Literature and History.

As well as excellent grades Lancing has once again supported pupils in finding the right courses to suit their individual interests. This year our students will be going to:

UCL’s prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture

University of Bristol to read for a degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Imperial College London to read for a degree in Aeronautical Engineering

The Courtauld Institute of Art to read Art History

Gloucester Cathedral as a choral scholar

Two pupils to Leicestershire County Cricket Club as professional academy players