Sheffield Young Artists Exhibition

Birkdale participated in the 12th Annual Sheffield Young Artists Exhibition, which took place at Sheffield Town Hall just before Christmas. The event, organised by The Rotary Club, …

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Dr Pitfield Awarded OBE

We would like to congratulate Dr Spencer Pitfield, Head of Instrumental Studies, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for political service. Dr …

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Choosing A Level Subjects

Tis the season to be merry. Many Year 11 students however, in between revising for GCSE mock examinations, catching up on sleep and refining their list of preferr …

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Teaching & Technology

Will schools be replaced by on-line learning with students studying from home over the internet? Probably not: at least according to a recent US survey. A major report found th …

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Values

I am occasionally asked by prospective parents ‘What are the values of the school?’ I am quite encouraged by this as usually the parents are trying to get past the obvious facts abou …

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Degree Classifications Must Change

  The percentages of top grades at GCSE and A level are now more or less static from year to year bringing a welcome relief from the annual chorus of ‘it was harder i …

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Peak Students?

Some eye-catching statistics have come out over the last couple of weeks in connection with university entrance. The number of people signing up for degree courses has risen rel …

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Prizes

I greatly enjoyed attending the Prizegiving evening of a Sheffield primary school this week. The palpable sense of ambition and pride in achievement radiating from pupils, parents and …

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Farewell

I have just bid farewell to the U6 yeargroup. Hopefully the students will spend the next few days in further independent revision before showing their best form in the exam room afte …

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EPQ

I have spent some time marking Extended Projects this week and it has been an absolute pleasure. The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) has been one of the few great examination …

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