Provisional A-level results from 32 out of 35 sixth-forms in Lincolnshire show a significant increase in higher level passes, bucking the national trend, says the county council.
Nationally, the proportion of A-level exam entries resulting in an A or A* grade has dropped by 0.2%. So far in Lincolnshire the indications are that A-A* grades have risen by 2% from 23.6% to 25.6%, 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% 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% 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.
The overall pass rate (98.5% grades A*-E) continues to be well above the national figure of 98.1% and so far nine of our schools (two more than last year) have reported pass rates of 100%. 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;
Coun 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. An outstanding achievement and a just reward for all their efforts and the support of schools who have helped make it happen.”