“I am exceptionally proud of the hard work, passion and commitment of the staff and students. By working together, and forging positive working relationships they have inspired the most talented students to some incredible achievements whilst providing support and structure for those who have found these new harder A levels a real slog”
Headmaster James Lascelles
Michael Aicken the Director of Sixth Form said “this was a really friendly, focused and supportive year group and their success is well deserved. We wish them all the best with their future studies and careers”
Students at King Edward’s celebrated this year with a third of students achieving an A* or A grade, beating the national figure by a significant margin: over two thirds of the year achieved an A*-B grade in all of their subjects. As a consequence large numbers of students achieved their first choice university places at Oxford, Cambridge, Medical and Veterinary college as well as the Russell Group Universities like Durham, Imperial College and University College London.
All students study four A Levels at King Edward’s and 91% achieved A*-B grades in the prestigious Cambridge University Independent Research A Level. This course equips students with the kind of undergraduate organisational and independent learning skills required for university study and helps lay the foundation for success not just at A Level but at Degree Level.
Our middle ability students continue to thrive at King Edward’s thanks to our previous experiences working in collaboration with Monks Dyke and Cordeaux to create a comprehensive Louth Joint Sixth Form for all Louth students.
As the only Sixth Form in Louth King Edward’s has continued with our commitment to broaden our post 16 offer to create a home for those middle ability students who have been left with no local provision. These results reflect the beginnings of those changes with a lower entry criteria and broader range of subjects on offer.
We now have a growing number of students taking up a wide variety of prestigious training and apprenticeship opportunities as part of our commitment to broaden and diversify our Sixth Form offer to Louth students. This includes one student who has been selected to train as a pilot with EasyJet.
Headmaster James Lascelles said “our staff are experts in their subjects and many are examiners; researchers and authors in their subjects. This passion means they are very well placed to support all students regardless of ability”. Middle ability students at King Edward’s have definitely benefited with 86% of grades at a C grade or higher beating the national C grade decline.