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A level results

We are immensely proud of the resilience, tenacity and integrity shown by our A level students and staff amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their hard work resulted in 73% of grades being awarded at A* to B, of which over 30% are A*/A, and nearly 95% A* to C – surpassing last year’s performance. As these young women embark on the next chapter of their lives, they take with them an education that extends far beyond their academic grades – they are equipped with self-belief, a sense of individuality, and a desire to make the world a better place.

From science, to languages, psychology, business and fashion design, Heathfield students have had the opportunity to study a vast array of A level subjects, reflecting Heathfield’s commitment to discerning and developing every girl’s unique talents to enable her to excel.

Standout performances include those by Lottie, who achieved three A*s and is heading to the University of Newcastle to study International Relations; Lottie was also awarded the Flip Gregory prize for ‘courage in adversity’, together with Rosie who is going to Bath Spa to study criminology; the school’s previous Head Girl team of Head Girl Sophia and Deputies Harriet and Boots gained 4A*, 3As and 2Bs between them.

An impressive number of students are destined for leading Russell Group universities such as Exeter, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and UCL, and other leading universities to study a broad range of subjects including veterinary nursing, costume design, film and television, education, and business marketing.

Several Heathfield girls are heading to international institutions to continue their studies – Masha is going to Northeastern University in the USA to study Engineering, while Scarlett won a scholarship to study Fashion Design at Parsons Paris.

The full press release is available here.

Heathfield School students celebrate exceptional A level results

Heathfield is celebrating sterling A Level results with nearly nine in ten students (89%) achieving all A*-C grades and over two thirds (70%) gaining all A*-B grades.

Despite the new, more demanding examinations, grades have significantly improved on last year with 32% of students achieving A*-A. In addition, 75% of students achieved an A*-A and 100% A*-B in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Solid academic performances were recorded across the subject board with 67% of students securing an A in Maths and 100% A-B. 66% gained an A*-A in Geography, 100% an A* in Latin, 100% an A in Music and 67% an A in Spanish. Of those girls who chose to take an extra language at A Level 100% secured A*-A grades.

Students of note include: Evie, who secured an A* in French, A in Psychology, A in Spanish and an A* in her EPQ and will be studying Psychology at the University of Exeter.

Aspiring vet, Eva, who achieved an A in Biology, a B in Chemistry and an A* in Latin is set to study Veterinary Science and Medicine at the University of Surrey. In addition, Asuka – a Japanese student who was unable to speak English when she first joined the school – secured an A in Maths, an A* in Japanese and a C in Chemistry. Asuka plans to study Maths and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. Asuka – a beginner when she joined the school – is now an accomplished Grade 8 Cellist and Pianist. She gained an A in Music A level which she studied and sat in just one year.

Commenting on the results Headmistress Marina Gardiner Legge said: “Here at Heathfield we are renowned for celebrating the individual and focusing on the particular talents of all our girls so that everyone is empowered to be the best possible version of themselves. This year in particular we have demonstrated that diversity of strengths as our sixth formers leave us for a fantastic range of courses spanning Medical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Law, Economics, Art and Design, Textiles and Fashion at universities including Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter and Newcastle.

“This year’s sixth formers are the second cohort of students to take the new format, linear A Levels introduced by the government in a bid to make A Levels tougher and a better preparation for university.

“Our students worked extremely hard to realise their potential and have done so well as a result,” she said. “Building on excellence, these results continue to reflect the hard work of our students and the tireless efforts of the staff, hand-in-hand with our parents. We are so proud of their achievements.”

Heathfield School students celebrate sweeping
A Level success

From Medicine to Fashion – Sixth formers impress across the board

Heathfield celebrated sterling A Level results with nearly nine in ten students (89%) achieving all A*-C grades and over two thirds (70%) gaining all A*-B grades.

Despite the new, more demanding examinations, grades have significantly improved on last year with 32% of students achieving A*-A. In addition, 75% of students achieved an A*-A and 100% A*-B in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Solid academic performances were recorded across the subject board with 67% of students securing an A in Maths and 100% A-B. 66% gained an A*-A in Geography, 100% an A* in Latin, 100% an A in Music and 67% an A in Spanish. Of those girls who chose to take an extra language at A Level 100% secured A*-A grades.

Students of note include: Evie who secured an A* in French, A in Psychology, A in Spanish and an A* in her EPQ and will be studying Psychology at the University of Exeter.

Aspiring vet, Eva who achieved an A in Biology, a B in Chemistry and an A* in Latin is set to study Veterinary Science and Medicine at the University of Surrey. In addition, Asuka – a Japanese student who was unable to speak English when she first joined the school – secured an A in Maths, an A* in Japanese and a C in Chemistry. Asuka plans to study Maths and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. Asuka is also now an accomplished Grade 8 Cellist and Pianist. She gained an A in Music A Level which she studied and sat in just one year.

Commenting on the results Headmistress Marina Gardiner Legge said: “Here at Heathfield we are renowned for celebrating the individual and focusing on the particular talents of all our girls so that everyone is empowered to be the best possible version of themselves. This year in particular we have demonstrated that diversity of strengths as our sixth formers leave us for a fantastic range of courses spanning Medical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Law, Economics, Art and Design, Textiles and Fashion at universities including Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter and Newcastle.

“This year’s sixth formers are the second cohort of students to take the new format, linear A Levels introduced by the government in a bid to make A Levels tougher and a better preparation for university.

“Our students worked extremely hard to realise their potential and have done so well as a result,” she said. “Building on excellence, these results continue to reflect the hard work of our students and the tireless efforts of the staff, hand-in-hand with our parents. We are so proud of their achievements.”

Heathfield pupils celebrate exceptional GCSE results

It was smiles all round today at Heathfield School with all girls exceeding their predicted aspirational targets. 100% of students achieved A*-C / 9-6 grades in Maths and English Language, and 100% A*-C grades in Business, Classical Civilisation, French, History and Spanish. Every student taking History secured A-A*s and all those taking Latin a 9-7 grading. Half of students taking Chemistry secured a 9-7 and a quarter of students taking French also secured A*s/ 9-8s.

The girls’ fortes in the arts also shone through – every student taking Music secured 9-8, four in five students taking Art 9-7 and half of all students taking Drama 9-7.

Hermione triumphed with two A*s in French and History, five 9s in English Language, English Literature, Maths, Latin and Religious Studies, three 8s in Chemistry, Biology and Spanish and one 7 in Physics. Sophia, this year’s Head Girl, also excelled with four 9s in Maths, English Literature, Geography and Art, two 8s in English Language and French and two 7s in Chemistry and Religious Studies.

Tansy, who has starred in many school productions and won her heat in the vocal class in the RIBI Young Musician of the Year Competition, achieved 9 in Drama, English Language and Religious Studies. Talented and promising art student Harriet gained a 9 in Art, while Lacrosse player Aisha, who was selected to represent the U17 South East London North Team in the Regional Academy Tournament in April earlier this year, achieved 7 in both PE and Maths.

Commenting on the results Headmistress Marina Gardiner Legge, said, “I’m absolutely thrilled with this year’s GCSE results and would like to congratulate each and every girl on their terrific achievements. The results are a glowing testimony to the breadth and diversity of education we provide here at Heathfield – valuing in equal measure academic achievements and success in sport, music, drama and the arts. It is our job to enable every girl to be the very best she can be, in a happy and supportive environment. Developing character traits like persistence, confidence and the desire to achieve are top of our agenda and as we all know happy, confident girls succeed.”

This year’s GCSE cohort will be moving up to Sixth Form in September. To meet growing demand for places, Heathfield has submitted plans to develop a superb new £1.5m Sixth Form Study Centre which will sit next to the school’s existing Sixth Form boarding house. This state-of-the-art building will feature a large and tranquil study area overlooking greenery and woodland, classrooms and break out hubs as well as a spacious social, café and event area with bi-fold doors into an outdoor space, designed to bring nature inside. It will also feature a fully furnished library set in a landscaped environment with a sensory garden.

Heathfield School students celebrate A Level success in diverse range of subjects

From Biomedical Sciences to Fine Art – sixth formers impress across the board.

EIGHT in ten girls (87%) at leading independent girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot achieved all A*-C grades in their A Level exams this summer, with more than half gaining all A*-B grades.

All subjects in the school have cause for celebration since students have achieved in both academic and vocational subjects, gaining places at a diverse range of prestigious destinations – from leading Russell Group universities such as Edinburgh, Exeter, Kings College London, Newcastle and Warwick to acclaimed arts and drama colleges RADA and Central St Martins.

This year’s cohort of sixth formers was the first to take the reformed, new format, linear A Levels introduced by the government in a bid to make A Levels tougher and a better preparation for university.

Over half the students gained at least one A*-A grade in their exams (54%), with 87.5% of all the exams taken scoring an A*-C grade. An outstanding 100% of candidates recorded all A*-B grades in German, Latin, Government & Politics, Business, Further Mathematics and Psychology, with a further 100% gaining A*-A grades in Chinese and Russian.

There were solid academic performances in Science, with 100% of students gaining B grades in Biology and Chemistry, 50% in Physics and 37% of students gaining A grades in Maths and Further Maths.

“Heathfield is renowned for celebrating the individual and focusing on the particular talents of all our girls so that everyone learns to be the best possible version of themselves,” said Headmistress Marina Gardiner Legge. “This year in particular we have demonstrated that variety of strengths as our sixth formers leave us for a range of courses including Classics, Architecture, Biomedical Sciences, Fine Art and Animal Management and Welfare.”

Among some particularly impressive performances, two girls gained three A* grades and one A grade between them. Among other highlights, Heathfield students made a particularly strong showing in the Arts, with 100% gaining A-B in Music, A*-C in Drama and Photography, where nearly half of all students were graded A*-A and A-C in Art Textiles.

Included in this year’s results are those of a Year 12 pupil who particularly impressed with an A grade in her Music A Level which she completed in just one year, a year early.

“Our students worked extremely hard to achieve their potential in all subjects and have done so well as a result,” said Mrs Gardiner Legge. “These results reflect the hard work of our students and the tireless efforts of the staff, hand in hand with parents. We are so proud of their achievement.”

Heathfield School celebrates its best ever GCSE results

58% of students gain top A*-A and new 8-9 grades

Heathfield students are celebrating an amazing performance in their GCSE exams having achieved the school’s best ever results with 58% achieving A*-A and grades 7,8,9 in the new and significantly more demanding English GCSEs – an 11 per cent improvement on last year’s figures.

The percentage of top grades (9s and A*s) overall is up from 17% to a sparkling 27% this year.

Following the introduction of new reformed GCSE English courses in September 2015, this year’s candidates were the first to sit the more rigorous examinations in these subjects and receive the new numerical grades, 9-1 with the new grade 9 acting as an additional grade, to differentiate the most exceptional students. 24% of Heathfield’s English Language students and 41% of English Literature students gained the new top grades 8 and 9.

In Maths iGCSE, 51% of students gained A*-A and 100% A*-C. As a further challenge, 4 students sat Additional Maths and they all achieved A*-A grades.

Results in sciences were also exceptional with A*-A grades achieved at 93% in Biology and 86% in Chemistry and Physics.

100% of students gained A*-A in classical Greek, A*-B in Latin and A*-C in Classics. In modern languages, students achieved 100% A*-A in Spanish and 63% A*-A in French. 100% of Geography students were awarded grades A*-B and 100 % of History students gained A*-B, with 92% awarded A*-A.

As well as its overall success, the school notched up a number of outstanding individual performances. The 37-strong cohort gained an impressive eight grade 9s – which is higher than the old A* grade – 14 grade 8s (A* equivalent) 11 grade 7s, 87 A*s and 81 A grades in total.

Incoming deputy head girl Jasmine performed particularly well gaining 11 A*s and an 8 and 9 in English Literature and English Language respectively and in Additional Maths she gained a grade above A* – A* with Distinction. Other stellar performances saw three students gain all A*/A and 9/8 grades. And a year 10 student, taking her GCSEs in French and Russian a year early gained A* in both.

“I am so pleased and proud of our pupils and staff who have done exceptionally well, particularly when you consider the more rigorous exams this year,” said Headmistress Marina Gardiner Legge. “We have put a particular focus on academic performance in recent years and these results – our best ever – show the hard work is paying off.

The results are testament to the dedication and high expectations of our talented team of staff and the hard work and ambition of our students.”

Heathfield Girls Celebrate Record A Level Success

Eight in ten girls at leading independent girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot achieved all A*-C grades in their A level exams this summer with half gaining all A*-B grades.

In a record year for the Berkshire school, over four in ten (42%) of the exams taken were also awarded the top A*-A grades with 91% of the exams taken scoring an A*-C grade.

All students (100%) achieved A*-B grades in English while 100% achieved A* in Further Mathematics, 86% were awarded A*-C in Mathematics and an outstanding100% of candidates recorded all A*-A grades in every single modern foreign language: French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

In the Sciences, in the year which saw the opening by Lord Robert Winston of the school’s state-of-the-art STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) facility, three-quarters of students gained all A grades in Chemistry and over two-thirds (67%) all A grades in Physics with a third achieving A* grades in Biology.

Two girls impressed with six A* grades and 2 A grades between them, with one confirming a place to read Medicine at Keble College, Oxford, and another to read Mathematics at University College, London.

Another student achieved a rare 100 per cent full marks in her Art and Design Photography A level, securing a place at Newcastle University in the process.

Over six in ten girls scored at least one A*-A grade in their exams (63%) while over two-fifths (46%) of the girls achieved at least two A*-A grades in their tally of A Levels.

An outstanding 75% of A Level exams taken at Heathfield were awarded A*-B grades. Heathfield School Director of Studies Marina Gardiner Legge, who becomes Head of Heathfield in September, said: ‘These outstanding results which see our school’s A level performance improve year on year pay testament to the hard work of staff and students. I look forward to guiding Heathfield onwards as its academic performance continues to flourish.’

A Level breakdown (grades by exams taken):
A* – 18%
A*-A – 42%
A*-B – 75%
A*-C – 91%
A*-E – 99%

Percentage of girls with all:
A*-A grades – 17%
A*-B grades – 50%
A*-C grades – 79%

Record GCSE Success at Heathfield School in Ascot

Record numbers of students have achieved A*-A grades in their GCSEs at leading girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot with a string of outstanding individual performances.

Well over four in ten of the exams taken at the Berkshire school were awarded the top A*-A grades (47%) while one in three of the candidates scored an impressive 3 A* grades and above each in their string of GCSEs.

The results mark a double celebration as they come just a week after girls at the school scored a record number of top grades at A level (43% of the exams taken at A*-A).

Four girls achieved an outstanding tally of A*-A grades between them at GCSE including incoming Head Girl Agatha who was awarded 8 A* grades and 2 As, Gabi – 4 A* grades and 6 As and Emma – 2 A* grades and 8 As.

Twins Eva and Sophie scored 19 GCSEs between them including 6 A* grades and 9 As.

Over four-fifths of the exams taken in total at Heathfield were awarded A*-B grades (83%). Two-thirds of candidates at the Berkshire school achieved at least 4 A*-A grades each and all girls recorded at least five A*-C passes each.

Meanwhile, exemplary subject performances came in the Sciences and Maths – 100% A*-B in Biology and 100% A*-C in Chemistry, Physics and Maths and in Science Core and Additional Science. In Modern Foreign Languages, three-quarters achieved an outstanding A*-A grade in French, 100% A* in Russian and nine in ten A*-B in Spanish.

Other stellar performances came in History – 100% A*-B; Religious Studies – 76% A*-A grades; Geography 94% A*-B; Music – 100% A; English Language 97% A*-C; English Literature 100% A*-C and Business Studies 100% A*-C.

Director of Studies Marina Gardiner Legge, who becomes Head of Heathfield School next month, said: ‘At Heathfield, we have been driving forward the girls’ academic performance as a priority and these results demonstrate just how successful that drive is and, of course, are testament to the dedication of our talented team of staff and the hard work of our students.’

All GCSE Examinations taken:
% of A*-A Grades – 47
% of A*-B Grades – 83
% of A*-C Grades – 100

Individual results in Year 11:
At least 6 A*-A Grades – 38%
At least 4 A*-A Grades – 59%
At least 2 A*-A Grades – 82%
At least 5 A *-C Grades – 100%

Stellar A Level Success for Heathfield Students

Nine in ten exams at leading independent girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot have been awarded A*-C grades with 40% graded A*-A.

In an impressive set of results for the Berkshire school, three-quarters of students have achieved all A*-C grades in their A Levels.

Eight in ten girls achieved at least one A*-A grade in their exams while a third of the girls achieved at least two A*-A grades in their tally of A Levels.

An outstanding 70% of A Level exams taken at Heathfield scored A*-B grades.

Candidates achieved an exemplary clean sweep of A*-A grades in Art and Design, Spanish, German and Russian with all A*-B grades in History of Art and Music.

The results see pupils confirming places at top UK universities including Bristol, Exeter, Reading, Edinburgh, Newcastle and the University of the Arts London and at international institutions including the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Subjects the girls will read include Politics, History, Geography, Graphic Design, Food Science and International Business.

Head of Heathfield School, Mrs Jo Heywood, said: “This is a superb performance from our 2015 A Level candidates. All of our girls are now set to confirm their first choice places at university. Congratulations to all of the girls and to the Heathfield staff who have nurtured their talents and inspired them to success. I wish the girls all the best as they embark on their degree studies.”

A Level breakdown (grades by exams taken):
A* – 16%
A*-A – 40%
A*-B – 70%
A*-C – 90%
A*-E – 99%

Girls Celebrate GCSE Success at Heathfield School in Ascot

More than one in five Year 11 students at leading girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot have achieved at least 6 A*-A grades each in their GCSE examinations.

Two girls were awarded a string of 11 A*-A grades each – with 17 A* grades between them – in a series of outstanding individual GCSE performances for the Berkshire school. Three others recorded at least 9 A*-A grades each.

Two-thirds of all the GCSE exams taken by Heathfield pupils, including GCSEs sat early, were awarded the highest A*-B grades (68%) with 40% achieving all A*-A grades.

In the core STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, all the girls performed strongly with 100% achieving all A*-C grades in Mathematics and Biology and nine in ten (92%) achieving all A*-C in Chemistry and Physics.

Girls also scored impressively in modern foreign languages with all A*-A grades in Chinese and Russian, 85% scoring A*-B grades in Spanish and seven in ten scoring A*-B grades in French. One Year 8 British student sat GCSE French three years early and achieved an outstanding A* grade.

Other top-performing subjects include History (100% A*-B), Music (100% A*-B) and Latin (100% A*-B).

Head of Heathfield School, Mrs Jo Heywood, said: ‘This year’s set of results have been marked by many individual outstanding performances and by a strong performance in the key academic subjects. I look forward to welcoming the girls back in September as many of them begin their A Level studies.’

Next month, the school, headed by Chemistry graduate Mrs Jo Heywood, will open a new state-of-the-art STEM block and will also welcome day girls for the first time.

GCSE grade breakdown for Heathfield School, Ascot:

All GCSE Examinations taken:
% of A*-A Grades – 40%
% of A*-B Grades – 68%
% of A*-C Grades – 93%
% of A*-D Grades – 100%

Individual results in Year 11:
At least 6 A*-A Grades – 21%
At least 4 A*-A Grades – 37%
At least 2 A*-A Grades – 63%
At least 5 A *-C Grades – 91%

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.’

Record A Level Performance at Heathfield School

Nine in ten girls at the leading independent girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot have gained an A*-A grade in their A Levels with an impressive clean sweep of A*-A grades in seven subjects.

Seven in ten girls achieved A*-B grades in all their A Levels at the Berkshire school in this year’s A Levels, with 40% achieving at least 2 A Grades in their tally of A Levels.

More than half 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 more than 60 per cent of A Level candidates sitting an Art A Level with over three-quarters achieving top A*-A grades. This year, the school was named the Good Schools Guide’ winner for the fourth year running (since 2009) for the Best Result at A Level achieved by girls taking Art and Design (Photography) at an English school.

Three girls also gained a rare perfect score of 400 out of 400 in their Art A Level – two in Art and Design Photography and one in Art and Design.

A clean sweep of A*-A grades was achieved in seven subjects – Art and Design, Art and Design Photography, Art and Design Textiles, Art and Design Graphics, German, Japanese and Russian.

Other top performing subjects were Spanish and Portuguese with 100 % of candidates achieving an A Grade, Religious Studies with nine in ten girls achieving an A*-A Grade and History, with eight in ten girls achieving an A Grade.

The school’s excellent A Level results mean that Heathfield girls have secured places at top universities including Edinburgh, Bristol, Exeter, King’s College, London and Leeds and specialist colleges such as RADA and Loughborough College.

Head of Heathfield School, Mrs Jo Heywood, said: ‘We are delighted with this impressive set of A Level results which are even better than last year’s. Our girls and staff worked extremely hard to achieve this set of results and I am very proud of them.

‘Almost all of our girls will now be going on to their chosen university or college course to continue their life after Heathfield and I wish them well for the future.’

Record GCSE Success at Heathfield School

More than four in ten of GCSE exams taken at top girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot were awarded the highest A*-A grades while 98% of girls achieved at least five A*-C passes.

Over a third of girls sitting GCSEs at the leading independent Berkshire school also achieved at least 2 A* grades in their impressive tally of passes with a quarter of candidates scoring at least six A*-A passes.

Outstanding individual performances include one pupil – Daisy Denehy from London – who scored four A* grades and five A grades, another – Diana Chinalieva from Moscow – with 3 A*s and 5 As and two others, Emily Reid from Gloucestershire and Sophie Akehurst from Lambourn, achieving two A* grades and seven A grades each.

Three girls also achieved full marks in one of their GCSE exams – Daisy Denehy in Religious Studies, Mimi Beckwith-Moore, from London, in Art and Billie Worrall Thompson, from Oxfordshire, in Art.

One in four girls sat Chemistry, Physics and Biology as separate sciences at Heathfield continue to flourish. They achieved impressive results: 86% A*-A grades in Biology, 100% A-B grades in Chemistry and 86% A-B in Physics while 75% of the school’s GCSE candidates also passed Science as a Single Award and Science as an Additional Subject. Meanwhile, two-thirds of the girls passed Mathematics with A*-B grades.

In modern foreign languages, seven in ten girls also took French GCSE with 75% scoring A*-B grades. Other girls sat Russian (100% at A*) and Spanish where eight in ten achieved A-B grades.

Other top-performing subjects include Religious Studies (79% A*-A), History (93% A*-B), English Literature (83% A*-B), Geography (78% A*-B) and Latin (100% A-B).

Head of Heathfield School, Mrs Jo Heywood, said: ‘This is another record year for the school at GCSE level with impressive group success and some outstanding individual performances. ‘Pupils and staff are to be congratulated on such impressive results for the school.’

Proud of our Heathfield Girls Achieving Excellent Results

We are delighted that Heathfield girls have done well at A Level and at AS level. A quarter of grades achieved at A Level are at the highest grade A*. This high performance is again across a range of subjects including Maths, History of Art, English Literature, History, Art, Politics, Religious Studies and Photography. Nearly eighty per cent of the girls achieved at least one A grade at A Level. Six girls achieved all A or A* grades. Girls have already secured places at King’s, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Leeds to read subjects including Biochemistry, Civil Engineering, Theology, History, English, Archaeology and Anthropology.

Heathfield’s 2012 GCSE Success

Despite the national publicity surrounding the change in grade boundaries, Heathfield had real success stories with 22% of the cohort gaining 10 A*/As each. Many congratulations to all the GCSE girls and we look forward to welcoming them back ready to take on the challenge of A Levels.

“I am extremely proud of each individual Heathfield girl who has received her A Level, AS Level and GCSE results during August. It is fantastic that all their hard work has paid off and our UVI girls can now go out into the wider academic world with their heads held high to expand their horizons further. AS Level and GCSE girls also performed to an impressive standard and we look forward to working with each girl so she can achieve her maximum potential in the new academic year” said Jo Heywood, Headmistress.

Impressive Performance for Heathfield Girls at A Level

Academic achievement goes from strength to strength with an outstanding set of results at A Level at Heathfield. Over 33% of grades achieved were at A* which is even stronger than last year’s performance of 24%. The A* grades appear in over half of the subjects taken including Maths, History, Geography, Religious Studies, English Literature and Chemistry. One pupil alone achieved three A* in English Literature, Geography and History as well as an A grade in Religious Studies which is an outstanding accomplishment. Girls have already secured places at universities including Biomedical Sciences at Oxford, History at Warwick and Economics & Politics at Durham. The percentage of A* and A grades has increased further still from last year to stand at 60% and A*- C grades have also increased to 92%.

Heathfield Girls Achieve Excellent GCSE Results

Heathfield is celebrating after another year of outstanding GCSE results. 100% of Heathfield’s GCSE girls have achieved at least seven or more A* – C grades with over half attaining A* and A grades. A* were awarded for a wide range of subjects including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, French and History. Congratulations must go to the girls and staff for all their hard work in obtaining such tremendous results.

Outstanding Achievement at A Level

We want to congratulate our students on their impressive performance at A Level. The A* was introduced at A Level this year for the first time. Five girls achieved 2 A*s amongst their results and 23% of all results were an A* grade. The A* grades were achieved across a range of subjects including Art and Design where all candidates achieved an A*, a number of girls achieved them in Drama, English Literature, History of Art, History, Photography and Religious Studies. One student gained 3 A* grades and an additional A grade in her Lower Sixth and has now secured her place to read English at Homerton College Cambridge. Overall the performance at A* and A grade has significantly increased from previous years to 56%. In line with these results our A*-C performance has also increased to 89% this year.

Many Successes in External Public Examinations

Our GCSE results again saw an increase in the number of girls who achieved A*s and stands at 27%. Many of the girls had a clean sweep of A* and A grades, but the most notable were Georgina Colquhuon, Natasha Drax, Nelly Matorin and Khrystyna Mydza.

The first year of the new A level specification produced results that were most encouraging, with 80% of the examinations taken being awarded A-C grade equivalents.

Our A level results were as predicted and we were delighted with the girls’ results. The number of A grade passes increased by 8% and the following students are to be commended for gaining between 340 -360 UCAS equivalent points (AAA –AAB): Sofia Faisal gained straight A grades and has taken up her place at Bristol to read Mechanical Engineering, Casilda Hevia (AAA) to read History at Bristol and Jemima Neal gained straight A grades and secured her place to read Geography at Edinburgh (2010), Lucy Boynton to read History of Art and French at Bristol, Katherine Stratton to read Psychology at Newcastle, Harriet Symington to read International Relations and Portuguese at Leeds, and Emily Bray who is making a post A level application to read History. Others gained the required grades and were therefore able to take up their first choice university places to read subjects including; Photography, Chemistry, Sociology, Communications, Media Production, Combined Honours in Social Sciences and Engineering all at first class universities.

GCSE results

We commend our GCSE students and staff for the grit, determination and character they have all shown in facing the personal and wider challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their hard work resulted in success across a broad range of subjects – with 63% of students awarded grades 9-7 – as well as a host of exceptional individual performances and personal triumphs.

From Art, to Drama and Ancient Greek, this year’s GCSE cohort at Heathfield have had the opportunity to study a vast array of subjects, reflecting the school’s dedication to providing a personalised education which enables girls to succeed wherever their passions lie.

Standout academic performances include those by Lily, who attained the highest grade of 9 across all her subjects; Maya, who achieved 9s and 8s and was awarded Academic Scholar status; Claudia who gained an 8 in Classical Civilisation, Ancient Greek and a 9 in Latin, and Eira, who was unable to speak English three years ago and went on to achieve results that include four grade 9s as well as the top award in the Maths Olympiad for the school. Overall, over half of all students in this year’s cohort achieved all 9-7 grades (A*/A equivalent), namely Tilda, Auriel, Lily, Louise, Eira, Stephanie, Claudia, Tamara, Maya, Sienna and Zahra.

A number of younger girls took GCSE examinations ‘out of year’ and all achieved an outstanding 9, including Rosaleen (Form III) who excelled in music – she plays three instruments and attends weekend sessions at the Guildhall of Music – and Lucy and Romy (Form IV) who took their French examinations a year early.

With GCSEs under their belt, Heathfield students are now looking forward to moving into the school’s Sixth Form – soon to be housed in a £2.5m state-of-the-art new Sixth Form Study Centre after it received planning permission earlier this year.

The full press release is available here.

What they’re saying about Heathfield

“Pupils consistently demonstrate positive attitudes to learning and achieving their best.”

ISI INSPECTION 2018

“The best thing about Heathfield is the support of the staff and the warm welcome pupils always give the new girls.”

PUPIL

“Pupils grow into young people who make a difference to the world and live their lives boldly.”

ISI INSPECTION 2018

“The best thing about Heathfield is the quality of the teachers and the fact that they always have time for you.”

PUPIL

“Pupils non-academic achievements are outstanding.”

ISI INSPECTION 2018

“The school looks to what the child does best not what is best for the school and helps foster a belief that they can achieve in whatever they do.”

PARENT

“Pupils have extremely well-developed decision-making skills and are able to determine targets for themselves in academic and extra-curricular activities.”

ISI INSPECTION 2018

“Heathfield does what it says on the tin and celebrates every girl’s unique qualities, encouraging effort and uncovering talent. It is a jewel of a school.”

PARENT

“Pupils are happy, articulate and confident.”

ISI INSPECTION 2018

“I have seen a number of schools and met a number of heads but I have never walked into a school and almost wanted to become a child again so I could attend it myself! ”

PARENT