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Academic Excellence at Birkdale

The UCAS process is well underway and we are enjoying hearing of the university offers our students are receiving. Birkdale are highly successful in gaining some of the best university places for their students and this year is no exception. We currently have a large cohort selected for interview at either Oxford or Cambridge. This stems from a firm foundation of examination success. In 2017 55% of all GCSE results were A* or A grade and typically Birkdale achieves 100% pass rate at A level. Some of the best and sustained grades in the region.

However, our students' success at gaining places at prestigious universities is not based on their academic ability alone. Birkdale nurture well-rounded individuals who have many interests beyond the classroom. Super-curricular opportunities available in Birkdale Sixth Form prepare our students for further study. They include opportunities in: research; academic competitions; work experience and the Extended Project Qualification all of which further enhance our student’s chance for success.

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