RECORD GCSE SUCCESS AT HEATHFIELD SCHOOL IN ASCOT

MORE than four in ten of GCSE exams taken at top girls’ school Heathfield in Ascot were awarded the highest A*-A grades while 97% 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.’

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 over 93% of all exams taken were passed at A*-C grade.

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 who scored four A* grades and five A grades, another with 3 A*s and 5 As and two others achieving two A* grades and seven A grades each.

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.

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.

Six 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 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.’
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Mrs Jo Heywood quoted in The Telegraph

The Head is quoted in today’s Telegraph – 8.8.13 – talking about what to do if your A Level grades are better than expected. Speaking alongside other independent school heads, Mrs Heywood advises students to consider re-approaching a university they may have originally preferred but not been offered a place by if their grades are now higher than predicted.

The Telegraph ‘Adjustment: what to do if your grades are better than expected”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/clearing/10228497/Adjustment-what-to-do-if-your-grades-are-better-than-expected.html

Miss L Ivens

Director of Communications

Head, Jo Heywood is quoted in The Times and The Independent

The Head, Mrs Jo Heywood, is quoted in The Times ‘Leave clearing to students, parents warned’ and The Independent ‘Pick up the Phone Yourself!’ today (August 7, 2013), giving advice to students ahead of A Level results day next week. Mrs Heywood is one of a number of Girls’ Schools Association Heads quoted warning students to seek a clearing place without parental help and giving advice on how to approach universities through clearing.

The Times ‘Leave clearing to students, parents warned’ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3835980.ece?dm_i=14DE,1R7W2,9DQONC,699K1,1

The Independent ‘Pick up the Phone Yourself!’ http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/pick-up-the-phone-yourself-teenagers-warned-to-keep-pushy-parents-away-from-ringing-universities-to-sort-out-clearing-places-8748414.html

Miss L Ivens

Director of Communications