CERN 2019

Article written by Rishe Akilan U6: On the 5 September, 17 A-Level Physics students, a pair of language students and a quartet of teachers set off to Geneva, Switzerland for four days. The sole purpose of this trip was to visit the huge underground particle accelerators at CERN. CERN is most well known for being the home to the Large Hadron Collider …

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The Great Birkdale Bake-Off returns for a Third series!

Swapping a marquee for a classroom, Birkdale Senior School’s very own baking competition relaunched this week in J17, with a line-up of eager S2 bakers ready to display their creations. Tradition dictates that the opening week is ‘freestyle’: a jazzy marble cake was whisked up by Peter; Shoya created a sumptuously impressive ‘Palace cake’, and …

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Yorkshire Cup Success

Congratulations to last year's U12 cricket team, who won the Yorkshire Cup on Tuesday 10th September against Prince Henry's, Otley at New Rover CC in Leeds. Having won the toss, Birkdale asked Prince Henry's to bat first. A tremendous all round bowling display meant Birkdale were always in control and were able to restrict Prince Henry's to 86 all ou …

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Birkdale celebrates one in six results at the highest possible GCSE grade

Birkdale School students are being congratulated on their GCSE successes as one in six of today’s results are at grade 9 – the highest possible level. Nationally, just one in 20 were graded 9. With an overall pass rate (grades 4-9) of 98%, over a third of all results were at a grade 9 or 8 (equivalent to A** to A* in previous years) and eight in …

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A* for 1 in 8 results as Birkdale celebrates A Level success

Birkdale School are celebrating an excellent set of A Level results with individual achievement backed up by collective success. 1 in 8 results across all pupils and all subjects (13%) were at the highest possible grade – A*, while nearly half across the school were at either grade A* or A - against a national average of 25.5%. Among the notable …

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Celebration & Prizegiving

As the academic year draws to a close we had the opportunity to come together as a school community for our annual Celebration and Prizegiving this week. Pupils, parents and friends celebrated all that is good about Birkdale. Everyone received a warm welcome as our Jazz Band entertained on arrival at the Octagon Centre. First, our Chair of Governors, …

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Young Racing Driver Rowan

S1 pupil Rowan was accompanied by Mr Depledge on a recent visit to Oxfordshire, following an invitation by Arden Motorsport to join their Young Racing Driver Academy. On arrival, in the heart of the reception area it was interesting to see the history behind Arden Motorsport run by the famous Horner Family. There's a large and impressive collection …

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Showcasing Birkdale Music and Performing Arts

Birkdale has been awash with musical and performing arts talent over the last couple of weeks. The end of the summer term is notoriously busy for the music department with the Lower School Young Performers Platform and performances at the Broomhill Festival and Whirlow Farm Fair to name but a few. The Young Performers Platform was a delight, with our …

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Economics, Business and Politics Trip to London

The departments of Economics and Politics took 21 students to London on a typically sunny Monday 1st July. The group began with a relatively early morning trip to Number 10 Downing Street, with a few students considering popping their CVs through the letterbox for the top job… The group then had a tour of the Bank of England along with a …

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Beijing Language and Culture University Scholarships

Three talented Birkdale linguists, Aleksi Anderson, Reuben Conway and Rafal Faraj, have been awarded 4 week scholarships at the Beijing Language & Culture University this summer. The Confucius Institute Scholarships offer students the academic and educational opportunity of a lifetime. Recipients are immersed in the language and culture of China for …

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