Destinations and Results


We are proud of all of our students and their excellent outcomes from 2019.

With an offer rate of over 98%, our students went on to study over 75 different degree courses – from accounting to wildlife conservation, with courses in between made up of the familiar (history, chemistry, geography) and the more exotic (computer science and games engineering; human, social and political science; interior architecture). Clearly, the class of 2019 are destined to go on and do amazing things in all major fields, from medicine and STEM to the creative arts and humanities.

And they will be doing them all over the world, at almost 50 different institutions in places as far-flung as Bulgaria and Ohio, as local and familiar as Huddersfield and Leeds, and everything else in between. As ever, the students of 2019 are overrepresented compared with their peers nationally at the most prestigious universities. Five of the class of 2019 are now studying at Oxford or Cambridge universities, representing almost 3% of our total university destinations, and 35% of university destinations are at research-led Russell Group universities; both these figures are around 3 times the estimated English state-sector average, further reflecting the outstanding achievements of this year group. In addition, 17 students progressed to highly-competitive degrees in medicine and veterinary science.

The class of 2019 also continued a long-term trend of students looking for alternatives to university. Although almost 80% of the year group did start university in September 2019, and many of the remainder have applied to start in 2020, others were successful in securing long-term higher apprenticeship placements at some of the most prestigious employers in the UK and even on a global scale. Some of our students are now embarking on professional training in fields such as engineering, law, finance and digital media in firms ranging from Santander and PWC to Jacob’s Engineering and Renishaw technology. Still others are contributing to the community through work in the voluntary sector, or enjoying exciting and fulfilling gap years.

We are proud of every single member of the class of 2019, both of their contributions and achievements while part of our community, and what they will contribute and achieve in the wider world beyond Heckmondwike.

The link below is a detailed list of all our students’ destinations in the last 12 months.

Key Stage 5 Results 2019

Congratulations to all our students on achieving outstanding A level results again this year.

As always the profile of our grades shows a very strong bias towards the upper range of grades. 78% of the A Level results were at grade C or better and 70% of these grades were either A*, A or B.

There were 168 A* and A grades altogether, including 30 students that achieved 3 or more grade A* or A passes. Extra special mentions go to Sumayya Dabhad, Kyle Dai, Ethan Hall and Eleanor Joyce who achieved 4 A* or A grades in their A Levels. Further congratulations go to Raina D’Souza, Eleanor Matley-Waite and Sara Saloo, all of whom achieved an incredible A* grade in all of their A Levels. Eleanor and Sara also achieved an additional A* in their EPQ.

These superb results reflect the hard work and dedication of our students and staff, and will enable the students to take their next steps with confidence. The outcomes in terms of students being placed at universities of their choice are exceptionally good this year.

Headline Heckmondwike Grammar School National Provisional
A*-B 55.1% 51.4%
A*-C 78.4% 75.6%
A*-E 96.1% 97.5%
Level 3 Value Added (A-Level) -0.05 (Average) -0.01
Average Grade (A-Level) C+ C+

*Based on A Level results, excluding General Studies and EPQ

Further information can be found on the Department for Education’s ‘Compare School Performance’ website.*Based on latest data including remarks – excludes General Studies and EPQ