AcademicSixth Form

Heathfield students celebrate exceptional
A Level achievements

By 17/08/2023 No Comments

Sixth formers’ talents continue to shine


Heathfield is celebrating yet another year of exceptional achievements at A Level with an incredible 57% of its students heading off to their Russell Group university of choice. With a 100% pass rate, 33% secured A*-A and nearly 80% gained A*-B, all with over half a grade improvement in value added. A Levels spanning 16 subjects from Maths and English to Psychology and Japanese were successfully completed.

This year, three students will be heading for Durham to study Geography, Philosophy, Politics & Economics and Psychology; four are destined for The University of Exeter to study History of Art and Psychology; and two are going to Newcastle to study Marine Biology and Sociology. Other courses being taken include Biological Sciences, Genetics, Fine Art, and Communications & Digital Media at Loughborough and Royal Holloway. Six are planning a gap year, and two are heading for higher education abroad.


Stand out busy students who excelled include:


  1. Musical and sporty previous Head Girl secured 3 A*s and is heading off to Durham University to study Psychology.


  1. Award-winning Amateur Photographer of the Year and Schools Editor for Talk Education, Lucy, secured 2 A*s and an A and is off to the University of Exeter to study Psychology.


  1. And North-East-England-bound Emma was so keen to secure a place to study Marine Biology at Newcastle University, she successfully completed her A Level Biology in just one year.


The school provides students with a multitude of opportunities and events to inspire its students across a diverse range of careers. Highlights from Heathfield’s comprehensive outreach initiatives this year included visiting expert speakers, independent learning and enterprise projects, the excellent Primavera Fashion Show, PSHE workshops, and a structured and diverse careers programme.


Commenting on the students’ results, Headmistress, Sarah Rollings, said, “Here at Heathfield we place tremendous value on drawing out each and every girl’s strengths and nurturing her unique talent to enable her to fulfil her dreams and potential. All of our students are very happy with their results but have also triumphed in other aspects of their lives be that photography, sport, music or drama. We have watched our sixth formers blossom into well-rounded and confident individuals, and their A Level results this year reflect their determination and hard work, supported all the way by our talented staff and of course, their parents.The levels of commitment and dedication they have displayed are second to none. I’m so proud of their achievements.”