Improving Cyber Security Knowledge – The Matrix Challenge

On Wednesday morning we had a visit from members of a Cybercrime unit and the majority of S2 students took part in The Matrix Challenge - a cyber security competition organised by Yorkshire and Humberside Police. While testing their cyber security knowledge the students got to experience first hand the issues caused by hackers intent on causing disrupti …

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An Inspector Calls – Lowry Theatre

Steady the buffs! Out of the blue, a police Inspector calls - with devastating consequences for the smugly privileged Birling family, who are in the middle of indulgently celebrating an engagement at their house in Brumley. The policeman brings with him accusation, revelation, and horror; things will assuredly never b …

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Oxbridge Success

Our outstanding Sixth Form team have been working very hard on university applications for all Upper Sixth students and we look forward to hearing about offers in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we are delighted to share the news that we have 4 successful Oxbridge applicants this year : Joanna - St John's College Cambridge for Natural Sciences …

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Inspiring Arkwright Scholars

Arkwright Scholar Reuben recently gave an interview with a representative from his Engineering Sponsor Company, reflecting on his first year being supported by the scholarship. Reuben wanted to share this news to show current Arkwright applicants how useful it is and maybe to inspire younger students to think about applying.

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Watch out Wall Street!

Birkdale Sixth Form Economics and Business students were invited to participate in a ‘share trading’ competition at Sheffield Hallam University. Here they were given expert instruction and privileged access to the professional ‘Bloomberg’ electronic trading platform which allowed them to observe real-time financial market data and make decisions …

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Birkdale School to welcome girls from 2020

Schools take you on a journey. They teach us about who we are and who we want to be. We are proud at Birkdale to be a family that moves with the times – because schools are also on a journey. They need to reflect the community they serve and the family they are part of. This is a moment for change. Girls are part of your family and they are part …

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Classic Christmas Concert

The Birkdale School community came together last Thursday for the annual Christmas Concert. A packed house enjoyed a huge array of choirs, music ensembles and bands. The evening had a definite festive feel with classic Christmas songs interspersed with contemporary, uplifiting music. The quality of the performance was once again outstanding - a testa …

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George’s Cycling Success

We are delighted to report on the successful season U6 student George has had as a first year junior road cyclist. He has achieved all of the goals he set himself at the start of the year, finishing with a Category 1 licence (which required a significant amount of race points throughout the season) and having been selected for many of the UK Junior Nati …

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A-level English literature Othello study day

Fifteen Upper and Lower Sixth English Language students travelled to Manchester for a day of intensive analysis and exploration of Shakespeare’s domestic tragedy Othello. An erudite and informative discourse exploring a feminist critical approach to the play, was followed by an equally excellent talk on dramatic context by Janice Ashman. A quick br …

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Troy: Myth and Reality

Birkdale’s A level Classical Civilisation group took the opportunity to see the new exhibition that has opened at the British Museum, Troy: Myth and Reality. It is an excellent exhibition which looks at all types of artefacts which tell the story of Troy, the Odyssey and the Aeneid, all of which are texts to be studied for the A level …

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