Autumn Music Solos Concert

The music department Autumn Solos Concert took place last night, featuring 15 brilliant performers from S1 through to the Sixth Form playing a wide variety of music, from Bach to Oscar Peterson. The evening opened with a performance from Thomas playing 'I Giorni' by Einaudi and it was lovely to see an S1 pupil opening the concert. There were performa …

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Talented linguists talk about prestigious China Scholarship

Three talented 6th Form linguists, Rafal, Aleksi and Reuben, were fortunate to be awarded a prestigious 4 week scholarship at the Beijing Language & Culture University over the summer holidays. Here they talk about how they applied for the scholarship and their fantastic experiences while they were there. This opportunity allowed them to …

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London Research Trip Presentation Evening 

The six winners of Birkdale’s London Research Trip competition presented their findings and conclusions at the end of last week. This was the culmination of a research process which began in London back in June when the students spent two days studying in the capital’s libraries and archives, an opportunity they’d won by submitting the best of …

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Birkdale digs the Romans

Our S3 Latin students are currently investigating the effects of the Roman occupation of Britain. To get a flavour of how this took place locally, they visited Doncaster Museum. The museum curator explained the importance of Doncaster as a garrison for the travelling Roman army. She also gave the pupils an insight into how archaeologists work and cat …

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Birkdale BBQ and Fair

The Birkdale BBQ and Fair took place on Friday evening in the grounds of the Johnson Building bathed in glorious sunshine. No-one could have predicted the fabulous weather, which helped to make the event such a huge success.  There was fun for all the family with food, drink, cakes and lots of fun stalls to entertain the children! We were also entertai …

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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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