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.