A-LEVELS: Lincolnshire schools above national average

University Academy Holbeach students celebrate, back: Chloe Pates, Alysha Green, Emma Ord, Dorina Czcicza, Lauren Lee, front Ellie Gray,  Hannah Shaw, Sophie Stockman.
University Academy Holbeach students celebrate, back: Chloe Pates, Alysha Green, Emma Ord, Dorina Czcicza, Lauren Lee, front Ellie Gray, Hannah Shaw, Sophie Stockman.
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University Academy Holbeach and Spalding High School are two of 12 schools in Lincolnshire to score an outstanding 100 per cent pass rate in today’s A-Level results.

Provisional results from 37 out of 38 sixth forms show an increase in higher level passes and, despite a first drop in the national pass rate for 32 years, indications from Lincolnshire schools are that there were 98.6% of A-levels passes, beating the national figure by 0.6%.

The highest grade of A* was achieved in 7.8 per cent of entries, an increase of 0.7 per cent on last year. This compares to a national figure of 8.2 per cent (an increase of 0.6 per cent on last year), showing that Lincolnshire continues to close the gap.

Thirteen Lincolnshire schools achieved a percentage of A* grades greater than the national figure of 8.2 per cent, with eight of those achieving more than 10 per cent for the percentage of A* grades.

The other ten schools to achive 100 per cent of pass grades were: The Skegness Academy; Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle; Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough; Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford; The Priory Witham Academy, Lincoln; The North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form; King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby; The Giles Academy, Old Leake, Caistor Grammar School and Boston High School.

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 0.7 per cent when these results are added in, with one school achieving 57.5 per cent at grades A* or A or equivalent.

Counc Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I am immensely proud that almost all A-level students in Lincolnshire have successfully passed their exams. Students put a lot of work into their studies over an intense two year period and it has really paid off. I know that they would all want me to extend their thanks to their teachers, parents and carers for supporting them so well.”

Debbie Barnes, director of children’s services, said: “I know how hard it is for students to succeed in their sixth-form studies. It doesn’t happen by magic. Successful futures depend on the sort of dedication that our students have displayed. Lincolnshire has shown, yet again, that our young people can compete with the best the country has to offer. Well done to every single one of you and good luck with your future plans”.

University Academy Holbeach results

Key: A - art, B - biology, BS - business studies, C - chemistry, DTF - design technology (food), E - English, EL - English literature, G - geography, H - history, IT - information technology, LA - law, M - maths, MU - music, P - physics, RS - religious studies.

* denotes grades A-C

** denotes grade A*


Gamble Sheryl DTF*; Gray Ellie G* H* DTF*; Green Alysha EL*; Jenkins George EL*; King Abigail LA; Ord Emma M; Pates Chloe G DTF*; Putman James G; Rice James H* GP; Shaw Hannah EL* H; Ward Jake P* M*.


Arlott Jamie-Leigh H DTF*; Asquith George M* P; Austin Lilly A; Baragwanath Thomas EL* M* H* B; Bycroft Charlotte H A* RS*; Colley Megan B P* LA*; Congreve Nathan G BS* M* P; Coyne Katie RS; Dobson Callum C A P; Fidler Jake M; Ford Jamie G;F ox Hollie EL* B; Gout Symone H GP; Gray Ellie H* G*; Green Alysha EL*; Halfpenny Lauren DTF; Harpham Demmi C M; Harris Liam LA M* BS P; Horne Oliver H; Howlett Thomas H RS; Jones Katie C M; King Abigail LA H*; Lewsey Chloe LA EL; Martin Adele H*; Mynott Henry H BS*; Ord Emma M; Plaice Chloe EL* LA; Putman James GP; Ramage Carl C P* G* M*; Ramage Sean H EL; Rice James H* GP; Roberts-Argrave Curtis M; Sewell Rebecca RS EL*; Shaw Hannah H EL*; Stanley Liam H EL*; Wadlow Mathew M B P* C; Ward Hannah RS EL* H; Ward Jake P* M*; Wright Harvey RS H* EL GP; Yates Matthew B MU*; Young Cheyenne LA BS* M.