A--LEVEL RESULTS: Boston Grammar and High Schools join top performers in the county says council

Lincolnshire County Council.
Lincolnshire County Council.

There has been an increase in A-level passes and the level of higher grades awarded across the county according to the council with Boston Grammar and High Schools coming among the top of the table.

Lincolnshire County Council’s education department confirmed that provisional results from 36 out of 39 sixth forms in Lincolnshire showed that the pass rate for A-levels reached 99 per cent and is 0.9 per cent above the national figure.

Boston Grammar and High Schools joined 14 other schools across the county to achieve a 100 per cent pass rate joining schools such as Cordeaux Academy, in Louth; Kesteven and Grantham Girls; Spalding High School; Skegness Grammar School; Carres Grammar, in Sleaford; King Edward VI Grammar, in Spilsby; North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form; Sir John Gleed School, in Spalding; Skegness Academy; Queen Elizabeth Grammar, in Alford; Lincoln Christ’s Hospital; and Priory Ruskin Academy, in Grantham.

Executive Councillor for Children’s Services Coun Patricia Bradwell said: “I am delighted that yet again almost all students in Lincolnshire schools have passed their A-levels, and that the proportion awarded the highest grades continues to rise.

“Students are to be commended for the hard work they have put in to achieve these results. I’m sure they will want me to extend their thanks for the support they have received from their teachers and parents and carers.”

When the results of students undertaking programmes that are equivalent to A-levels are included, there is also an improvement of 0.9 per cent in pass grades awarded.

The percentage of entries achieving the highest grade of A* grade continues to rise and at 8.2 per cent is in line with the national figure.

Eleven Lincolnshire schools achieved a percentage of A* grades above the national average, with nine achieving over 10 per cent of the highest grade.

Director of Children’s Services Debbie Barnes said: “Congratulations to all the students who have worked so hard to achieve these excellent results.

“Studying at this level is not easy and requires determination and dedication to reach their goals.

“It is particularly pleasing to see the increase in the highest grades awarded, and once again shows that we have some of the best young achievers on the country.”