A Levels become harder, but Lawrence Sheriff results remain high.
A–level standards remained consistently high at Lawrence Sheriff School in 2019.
New A-Level qualifications have no coursework and have been designed to be tougher to pass. However, students at LSS maintained the high grades of previous years. 67% of entries gained A*-B grades, whilst the pass rate was 100%.
Similarly, students who took the new and very rigorous vocational qualification in Engineering excelled, with every student achieving a Distinction or Distinction *.
Seven students have gained places at Oxford or Cambridge with nine others progressing on to medical courses. As in previous years, over 90% of students are expected to move on to Higher Education, with the remainder proceeding to some form of apprenticeship.
Headteacher Peter Kent, commented: ‘The government is clear that A levels have become tougher over recent years and in the light of this it is tremendous to see that our results both for A-Levels and vocational courses have remained consistently high. This will be the final year in which an all male cohort takes A-levels at the school, with co-education now well established in the Sixth Form and the boys should be proud of their achievements. I would like to congratulate them and those who taught them on a great set of results.’
Further information is available from Peter Kent on 07906209066