Examination Results 2014
Impressive A Level performance
OVER four-fifths of students at the leading independent girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot have gained A*-B grades in their A Levels. Candidates achieved an impressive clean sweep of A*-B grades in eleven subjects including Mathematics, Economics, History, French, German, Art and Design and Music.
Eight in ten of the A Levels sat at the Berkshire school were awarded A*-C grades in this year’s A Levels. Over a fifth of the exams taken (22%) were awarded the highest A*- A grades.One in five also scored an impressive two A*-A grades in their A Levels.Four in ten of the school’s A Level candidates also sat a Science or Maths A Level, significantly above the national average for girls at either state schools or for girls in mixed independent schools.The school’s excellence in the Arts was confirmed again with six in ten A Level candidates sitting an Art A Level with over three-quarters (77%) achieving A*-B grades. In September 2014, Heathfield becomes the only school in the UK to have a progression partnership with the prestigious London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London.The results see pupils confirming places at top UK universities including Exeter, SOAS, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow and City University, London and international institutions including the renowned art institute Parsons in New York.
Head of Heathfield School, Mrs Jo Heywood, said: ‘This set of A Level results is set to ensure our leaving Sixth Formers will all go on to higher education in the UK and internationally. Our girls and staff worked extremely hard this year to achieve another impressive set of results.’
Stellar GCSE Success at Heathfield School
MORE than half of all GCSE exams taken at leading girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot have been awarded the highest A*-A grades with one in five girls achieving at least 6 A* grades each.
A clean sweep of A*-A grades was achieved in seven subjects including Chemistry and Biology. In Physics, nine in ten girls also achieved A*-A grades.The Berkshire school, headed by Chemistry graduate Mrs Jo Heywood, has driven forward the study of sciences at the school alongside a push on other rigorous academic subjects. Building work has already begun on a state-of-the-art new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) block at Heathfield.Other subjects with A*-A grades across the board include Art and Design and Geography.Outstanding individual GCSE performances this summer also include those of two girls who were awarded 12 GCSEs each with 16 A* grades and 7 A grades between them.Girls also scored impressively in modern foreign languages with over three-quarters (77%) scoring A*-B grades in French, 80% scoring A*-B in Spanish and all A* grades in German, Chinese and Russian.
Other top-performing subjects include Religious Studies (96% A*-B), History (89% A*-B) and English Literature (83% A*-B).
Head of Heathfield School, Mrs Jo Heywood, said: ‘These outstanding performances at GCSE show great promise for the future and validate our drive to raise academic standards at Heathfield to the highest level. I am particularly delighted that more girls are studying sciences at GCSE with the very highest grades.’