Birkdale Sixth Form

Typically 100% pass rate at A Level. Most students go on to leading universities.

Academic Excellence

Outstanding academic results at both GCSE and A Level. Typically over half of all A Level grades are A* or A and at GCSE around two-thirds are A* or A grades.

A Space for Art

Creativity and a love of Fine Art permeate Birkdale and equip students with skills for life.

Music at the heart of Birkdale

Birkdale has an enviable reputation for outstanding music making and instrumental performance.

Birkdale Prep School

The highest academic standards in a happy, family atmosphere. Small class sizes allow each boy to be challenged, cared for and nurtured.

Birkdale Sport

Birkdale offers a wide variety of team and individual sports. We encourage our pupils to “be the best they can be.”

Cern 2017

"Last week, 18 U6 Physics students and 3 staff set off for Geneva with the primary purpose of visiting the CERN facility where cutting edge research is conducted into Particle Physics. Our first session at the facility took us to the 'Universe of Particles' where interactive displays showed the deep world of particle physics and some of CERNs most important discoveries. We also saw the 'detector graveyard' where decommissioned particle detectors are displayed giving an insight into how much the engineering and technology of the facility has advanced.

Our second session at CERN consisted of a presentation and tour of two of the many sites of the facility. First we visited SM18, where different superconducting magnets are tested before being put into the Large Hadron Collider. We were able to have hands on experience with sections of these 15m long magnets and found out about the engineering challenges in constructing these complex machines. Our second site was the CERN control centre, where the whole operation is managed. It was intriguing watching the small group of physicists controlling such a massive and expensive system all from one room! In addition to the science, we saw some of the great sites of Geneva, including the Jet d'Eau, St. Peters cathedral and the Red Cross and MEG museums. Another highlight was going to the 'Palace of Nations', the headquarters of the UN in Europe. We received a guided tour of the spectacular buildings and even saw a UN meeting in progress! All this together with a huge daily consumption of cheese fondue made for a great 4 days. I would like to thank Mr Clifford, Dr Jukes & Mr Cook for making the trip so exciting and memorable."

Ollie Lanchberry U6

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