Recap: Lincolnshire A Level results day 2017

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Students in colleges and sixth forms across Lincolnshire are receiving their A Level results today (August 17, 2017).

For many, this will determine choices for university places and whether they will need to go through clearing for a place.

Take a look at results from across the county:

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17th August 2017 8:37am

Hello and welcome to those of you joining us on Thursday, August 17, 2017 for A Level results day.

I’m Sarah Barker and I will be bringing you the latest news and updates from across the county.

17th August 2017 8:49am

What to do if you don’t get the A Level results you were hoping for

Basically, the key message is to not panic – there is plenty of advice and help out there.

In terms of practical suggestions, the first thing you should do is contact the university(ies) you have chosen and see if they will still accept you on the course for which you have an offer.

If the worst comes to the worst and the university is unable to offer you a place, again there is no need to be anxious, although this is a perfectly understandable feeling to have.

In this scenario, you will need to use Clearing.

You should have a look on the UCAS website which you can access here, where you will be able to find all the information you need to help you through this process.

Of course, there are other alternatives to university if you decide to reconsider your plans.

Information on apprenticeships and traineeships can be found here.

The National Careers Service has a range of information, again which can be seen on their website here.

You can call the telephone helpline service on 0800 100 900 if you want to speak to someone about the options available to you.


17th August 2017 8:59am

A Level success for Skegness Academy

Students at the Skegness Academy are celebrating after receiving their results for their A Level or equivalent courses of study.

Overall, 58% of students achieved a grade C or above in their A Levels which is a 3% increase on the results achieved in 2016.

Jo Edwards, Principal, said: “We are really proud of our students for these A Level results. The hard work of the students, staff and parents has paid off. We wish all our leavers the very best for the future.”

17th August 2017 9:13am

Queen Elizabeth’s High School excelling

Many students at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough have gained top grades and have secured courses at universities across the country.

One in every five students gaining two or more A grades and four out of 10 students gaining at least one A or A*.

David Allsop, Headteacher, said: “We are pleased to celebrate with our students, the excellent A Level results that they have achieved through their hard work and dedication.

“I am proud to lead such a dedicated group of staff and students.”

17th August 2017 9:25am

Good luck to those receiving results today!

17th August 2017 9:30am

Time to celebrate!

Students across the county are celebrating after receiving their A Level results today. 

Here are some students at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough with big smiles on their faces.

17th August 2017 9:34am

100% pass rate for Lincoln College

Lincoln College students have achieved a 100%  A-Level pass-rate for the first time.

And maths and English A-level students have exceeded expectations, with 18 achieving A* and A grades.

Lincoln College Group Managing Director for Education and Training, Mark Locking, said: “I’m really proud of the hard work, dedication and tenacity of our students, who now have a great platform to enter higher education, or to start their careers.

“It is testament to the hard work of our teaching staff, who have nurtured our students to achieve the College’s best A-Level pass-rate to date.”

17th August 2017 9:48am

Kesteven and Sleaford High School celebrating outstanding A level results

Kesteven and Sleaford High School are celebrating after 69% of grades achieved by A level students were A*-B whilst 87% of grades were A*-C. 

Josephine Smith, Head of the school said: “I am so pleased that students’ hard work has earned them such tremendous results this year.

“Their achievements are the result of their effort and commitment in conjunction with the excellent teaching, advice and guidance provided by staff.”

17th August 2017 9:57am

Happy students!

Some smiling faces at Lincoln College this morning.

17th August 2017 10:02am

Success at John Leggott College

John Leggott College’s A Level pass rate was 98% with over 30 subjects at A Level achieving 100% pass rate.

The college, which is in Scunthorpe, has particularly excelled in its science areas with a focus on Physics in which 77% of students achieved A*- B grades.

Principal, Leon Riley, said: “It has been another pleasing year at John Leggott College with so many students achieving exceptional grades.

“I wish all our 2017 leavers every success with their future choices, whether that is onto university or into employment.”

17th August 2017 10:11am

Priory Ruskin Academy secures its best ever A level results

The Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham is celebrating its best-ever attainment at A-level and Level 3 vocational courses.

At A-level, the overall pass rate was 100%, with nearly three-quarters at A*-C. The average grade in vocational BTEC courses is Distinction* – the highest possible.

Lee Steptoe, Head of Sixth Form, said: “This is a real credit to the work ethic among students and staff at Ruskin.

“With 200 post-16 students expected in September, we are now looking forward to moving into our new, bespoke facilities in January. This will only add to the vibrancy that is here for all to see.”

17th August 2017 10:17am

Boston High School students achieve highest grades at A level

Boston High School students have significantly outperformed their national targets in the highest grades at A Level.

Around 40% of grades were A*-B in the first year of many new A Level courses, with more of a focus on final examination performance and the results not including AS marks.

Head teacher Andrew Fulbrook said: “I am delighted with our A-Level results.

“Our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve this high standard and throughout, they have been very well supported by our dedicated staff and Sixth Form Team.”

17th August 2017 10:25am

Priory City of Lincoln Academy ‘delighted’ by results

Priory City of Lincoln Academy has improved its academic attainment significantly this year, with A*-C grades up by 15% and two-thirds of students securing the best grades. 

Headteacher Richard Trow said: “It has been a successful year across the board.

“Our Sixth Form courses provide for a diverse range of post-18 opportunities and we have students heading off to do maths at Russell Group universities as well as others taking up highly sought-after nursing and apprenticeship roles.

“They should all be very proud of their achievements.”

17th August 2017 10:36am

Lincoln Minster School announces impressive A level results

Pupils at Lincoln Minster School are enjoying A level success today after receiving their results and are now planning the next stages of their lives. 

86% of Lincoln Minster School’s pupils achieved a Grade C and above, a 5% increase from 2016, with 27% achieving A*-A grades.

Headmaster, Mark Wallace said: “We are extremely proud of the results achieved by all our pupils this year which are testament to the commitment and dedication they have applied to their studies.

“I am delighted to see their hard work being rewarded and would like to thank all of our pupils for their outstanding contribution to Lincoln Minster School, both inside and outside the classroom.”

17th August 2017 10:43am

Excellent results at Caistor Grammar School

Students at Caistor Grammar School are enjoying another superb set of A level results, having tackled the challenge of new style A level exams.

Highlights include 72.9% of all results being A*-B (excluding general studies) and 45.3% of all grades being graded A* or A.

Headmaster, Alistair Hopkins, said: “Our students have delivered a wonderful set of results and brought great credit to themselves, their teachers, their families and the school.

“These results are indicative of students’ drive and determination to do their best.”

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17th August 2017 10:55am

Priory Academy LSST declares another highly successful year for A-level students

Almost 15% of the grades achieved were at A*, with the figure rising to 31% for A*-A; while the academy as a whole was well above the national average for grades at A*-B.

Among scores of students securing their first-choice university options, eight have confirmed their places at Oxbridge and six have collected a full set of A* results.

Headteacher Jane Hopkinson said: “The students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the last two years and richly deserve their success today. They should all be very proud of their efforts.”

17th August 2017 11:09am

Gold standard A level results at Carre’s Grammar School

Students at Carre’s Grammar School achieved a 100% pass rate, with nine students achieving at least three A*/ A grades in their subjects.

Headteacher Nick Law: “We are very proud of our students for whom it is a fantastic achievement.

“They have worked hard over their time at the school with staff who also deserve much praise for the support, encouragement, quality of teaching and many extra hours they have put in with the students.”

17th August 2017 11:15am

Smiling faces as results come in

More happy faces from the girls at Kesteven and Sleaford High School!

17th August 2017 11:29am

Sir William Robertson Academy celebrate their best ever A level exam results

Sir William Robertson Academy are celebrating after receiving their best ever A level exam results.

Mr Mark Guest, Headteacher said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s A Level results.

“Once again our students achieved a 100% pass rate and they have even out-performed last Summer’s record-breaking results in terms of the average grade achieved.

“It is wonderful to see so many of our students securing A and A* grades in their A levels and fantastic to have matched last year’s achievement of the average vocational qualification grade being a Distinction Star – the highest grade possible.”

17th August 2017 11:37am

Great to see!

It is great to see so many happy faces! Check out our pictures from Lincoln Minster School earlier today: 

17th August 2017 11:41am

97% of Lincoln UTC A level students secure their desired university place

Students and staff at Lincoln UTC are celebrating their A Level results today, with 97% of candidates securing a place at university.

When looking at all of the examinations taken, including vocational qualifications in Engineering, Business and Applied Science, 69% of students achieved A* to C grade, with 81% of students achieving three or more A*to E grades.

Paul Birt, Chair of Lincoln UTC’s Board of Governors said: “My colleagues and I are delighted with the Key Stage Five results: They are a testimony to the commitment of our teachers and the hard work and talents of our students.”

Interim Principal, Paul Batterbury added: “We are very proud of Lincoln UTC and the success of its students.

“With so many successfully moving on to higher education or into significant further training, such as apprenticeships, we remain confident about Lincoln UTC continuing to deliver the vision its founding principal, Dr Rona Mackenzie, initiated three years ago.”

17th August 2017 11:49am

A levels results place King Edward VI Grammar School into top 10% of schools nationally

King Edward VI Grammar is celebrating after some fantastic results, with 23 students achieving A* or A grades in all of their subjects and 62% of grades at A*-B grade or equivalent.

Over 10% of students achieved their place at either Oxford, Cambridge or Medical or Veterinary School.

James Lascelles, Headmaster, said: “These A level results are a real testament to the collaborative and supportive relationships that exist here between the staff and the pupils.

“In many ways this year group personifies what we stand for as a school: excellent results combined with outstanding contributions to the wider life of the school and community”

17th August 2017 11:54am

Grantham College students celebrate their fantastic A level results

Students and their lecturers are celebrating their A level results with 11 subject areas achieving 100% pass rate.

Chief Executive of the College, Linda Houtby said: “I would like to congratulate our A Level students on delivering such great results.

“This is a truly outstanding result and a testament to the dedication of our staff and the hard work of our students.

“I would like to thank them and all the family and friends of our students that have supported them to achieve such success. These A level results confirm that Grantham College is a great place to study.”


17th August 2017 12:04pm

Boston College students celebrate after achieving a 100% pass rate across all 12 subjects

A massive 45% of Boston College students achieved grades A* to B.

Also, over 60% of the students completing BTEC Extended Diplomas have achieved a distinction profile and 31 have triple distinctions or distinction stars, the equivalent of 3 A or A* graded A levels.

Amanda Mosek, Principal at Boston College said: “We are delighted to have once again achieved a 100% pass rate for A-levels.

“Our students have worked so hard and it is very rewarding to see them getting the results they deserve and moving on to the next stage in their lives.

“Those students studying on technical and professional courses have also performed extremely well and we are very proud of all our brilliant students.”


17th August 2017 12:09pm

Happy faces all around!

More happy students at Sir William Robertson Academy:

17th August 2017 12:15pm

Another year at Franklin College sees an exceptional set of results

Franklin College students in Grimsby are celebrating outstanding successes in today’s A level and BTEC results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at the college, with an overall pass rate of over 99%.

Speaking of the successes, Principal Trevor Wray said: “I know that all staff and Governors at Franklin College will join me in saying how immensely proud we are of the achievements of all of our students as they now prepare for the next exciting chapter of their lives whether that be university, an apprenticeship or into employment.

“We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved in enabling our students to achieve their potential.”


17th August 2017 12:24pm

Success at William Farr School

Half of all exams sat by students at William Farr School resulted in A*, A or B grades this year as the academy marked another excellent year of results.

The overall pass of all 114 students was 98%, with three quarters of all students achieving at least three A levels with grades of A* to C.

Headteacher Andy Stones said: “I am delighted with this year’s results. We set very high standards for our students and they have exceeded our expectations.

“We are really proud of them and look forward to hearing about the success these dedicated and committed students enjoy in the years to come.”

17th August 2017 12:32pm

Congratulations from Minister of State for Schools

School Standards Minister, Nick Gibb, said: “Congratulations to everyone receiving their results today, which are the culmination of two years of dedication and hard work. We want everyone, regardless of background, to be able to fulfil their potential and, for many, A levels are the pathway to a university degree.

“The increase in entries to facilitating subjects, those that give students the greatest choice of options at university, mean even more young people will have access to all the opportunities higher education provides.

“Increasing the number of girls studying STEM subjects has been an important objective of the Government, so it is particularly pleasing to see that more young women are taking STEM subjects and that for the first time since 2004 there are more young women than young men studying chemistry. I hope everyone receiving their results will go on to successful careers.”

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17th August 2017 12:36pm

Students at North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form achieve overall pass rate of 95%

Almost one in four exams sat by students at a North Hykeham sixth form resulted in A* and A grades this year.

Students at the North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form achieved an overall pass rate of 95% in A levels and BTEC equivalents this year – with 60 per cent attaining A to C grades.

In English and Maths the results were impressive with more than 40% of students across the two subjects getting A* to B grades.

Helen Renard, Headteacher at SRPA said: “Any changes to the way courses and exams are structured is a challenge for staff and students but we are absolutely delighted with the way everyone has worked to reach their potential.”

Neil Wilkinson-McKie, Headteacher at North Kesteven Academy said: “We are delighted with the achievements of our students. They have all shown hard work, dedication and commitment and that shows in our results.

“I am immensely proud of them all and thank their families and all our staff for all the support and expertise that has helped them reach their goals.”

17th August 2017 12:49pm

National figures

Today’s A level results show:

  • The overall UK pass rate (A* to E) has remained stable since 2009, and is 97.9% for 2017
  • The percentage of entries awarded the top A* or A is 26.3%, an increase on last year
  • Mathematics remains the most popular A level subject, followed by combined English (literature and language)
  • The proportion of all entries in science, technology, engineering and technology (STEM) has increased
  • There are more female entries in chemistry than males for the first time since 2004
  • The number of entries to facilitating subjects has increased, including in mathematics, further mathematics, geography and physics
  • The proportion of A* to A grades awarded in French, German and Spanish all increased
  • The percentage of entries awarded the top grade at AS level has increased to 23.8%

17th August 2017 12:59pm

Students at a Branston school exceed last year’s results

60% of students at Branston Community Academy attained the top three grades – a 4% increase on last year.

Head teacher Peter Beighton said: “Our students have achieved some really impressive results this year.

“Beating last year’s performance is particularly impressive given the changes that were made to the exam structure and we are immensely proud of them.

“They will, no doubt, go on to be a huge credit to this school and the community we serve with pride.”

17th August 2017 1:08pm

Lincoln Castle Academy receive “outstanding” results

Overall, 95% of entries at Lincoln Castle Academy across all Level 3 courses were graded A*- E, with an impressive 47% graded A*- B.

Headteacher, Mrs Laming, said: “With a 95% pass rate and 47% grades between A*-B, we are delighted with these results.

“70% of the year group applied to university and have been successful in securing places on a wide range of courses, including: Physics, History, Cyber-security, Veterinary Science, Midwifery, Aerospace Engineering and much more.

“Other students begin employment or apprenticeships in their chosen field.”

17th August 2017 1:22pm

Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students receive A Level pass rate of 98.4%

Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students after receiving an A Level pass rate of 98.4%. with 95% of students achieving the coveted national indicator of three or more A Levels at A*-E grades. 

100% of the 102 Year 13 students achieved two or more A Levels at A*-E, and more than half of this year’s entries resulted in grades A*-B, with 83% achieving A*-C grades. These figures are both increases on last year.

Stephen Moon, Principal of Tollbar Academy, said “I am extremely proud of the achievements of all of the students as they have performed exceptionally well across all areas.”

David Hampson, Tollbar MAT Chief Executive, said: “This is another year of outstanding results at a time when A Levels have become even more difficult to achieve.

“I am very proud of the students and staff whose hard work and determination to succeed has made this possible, and I wish all of the students who are leaving us today a wonderful future.”

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17th August 2017 1:34pm

Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College Sixth Form delighted at students’ success

Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College Sixth Form students were celebrating today following the release of their A Level results, with many exceeding their target grades.

This is the final year for Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College, which will become Louth Academy when it joins Tollbar Multi Academy Trust later this year.

Head of Sixth Form, Katie Clorley said: “I am delighted with our students’ successes, which show the hard work and dedication they have applied over the duration of their courses.

“We are proud to be sending students off to Higher and Further Education, the Forces, Apprenticeships, travelling and employment, and wish them the very best for their futures.”


17th August 2017 1:45pm

Impressive results at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar

Students at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford again excelled with a 100% pass rate and 70% of grades at A*-B.

With changes in specifications it was a more challenging year for staff but the students came up trumps once more.

Headteacher, Angie Francis, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with these students.

“I thank them for their many contributions to the wider life of the school and I wish them success and happiness in their future endeavours.

“Students continue to make exceptional progress due in no small part to the high level of support given and the aspirational ethos of the school.”

17th August 2017 2:00pm

Well done Oliver!

Congratulations to Oliver on some great A-level results. We wish him luck as he goes on to study Mathematics Imperial College London

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17th August 2017 2:57pm

Smiling faces at Caistor Grammar School today!