The A-level league tables were released this week by the Department for Education confirming LCS as the highest performing school in the city.
The average grade of our Year 13 students last year was a B (National average grade is C) with an average point score of 38.24 (National average is 32.87) in their best 3 A-levels which placed us as the best in the city of Derby. LCS was also ranked 1st for the % of students achieving top grades in ‘facilitator’ subjects and for the average grade in all A-levels taken. The league tables also confirmed that LCS students made good progress in the 6th Form, with a positive ‘value added’ score – the only school in the area with so many students to achieve this positive measure.
With 35% of all grades A*/A, 63% A*-B and 88% A*-C, these results are confirmed as the best in the school’s history. This is particularly encouraging as they are the first results achieved since we began to adjust our curriculum in response to recent A-level reforms which suggests that the curriculum model that we have adopted is working.
These outstanding results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff and students and enabled virtually all the students to go on to their first choice universities or apprenticeships – including 9 offers from Oxford and Cambridge which was another record for the school.