Birkdale’s Best Ever GCSE Results

Today's GCSE results are definitely something to celebrate at Birkdale School. Students have achieved a Birkdale record with their best ever GCSE results. Better still is the number of students achieving the highest grades with over one fifth of all entries achieving the coveted grade 9 (A**). The highlights include:

Top Marks for Birkdale

Birkdale School achieved an excellent set of results at A level across the full range of subjects. Nearly 50% of all grades were A*/A with 16% of all grades achieving A*, which is double the National figure of 8%. Birkdale students were also very successful in achieving the top grades for their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with a fantastic 77% a …

Read more »

Recommended Reads

Our Librarian, Mrs McQuillin has  recommended a number of excellent summer reads... For pupils: Action Adventure: THE TRIALS OF APOLLO BOOK 4- THE BURNING MAZE  by RICK RIORDAN Humour and Tears: BOY UNDER WATER by ADAM BARON (Both suitable for 11years and above) Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park: THE EXTINCTION TRIALS b …

Read more »

End of Term Letter – July 2018

Click here to view End of Term Letter Parent Questionnaire Main Finding …

Read more »

Outdoor First-Aid

In the fantastic environs of Thornbridge Outdoor Centre in Derbyshire, a group of Birkdale staff revisited key emergency outdoor first-aid skills over two days, in preparation for supervising the impending L6 Gold DofE Practice expedition in Ullswater. Assessing a situation, ascertaining a casualty’s level of alertness, providing immediate help and su …

Read more »

Economics and Politics Trip to London

The departments of Economics and Politics took 29 students to London on a typically sunny Monday 2 July. The group began with a tour of the Bank of England along with an exclusive cinema showing of a film on modern monetary policy. After lunch and a walk along Whitehall, we were then fortunate enough to be able to access Downing Street for photo opportu …

Read more »

Uncovering Sheffield’s Past

Will Colton, Cameron Dolan and Tom Hibbert of the Lower 6th spent a day volunteering for this year’s Dig It! Project organised by the archaeology department of Sheffield University. The project is hoping to uncover the foundations of Edwardian bandstands which were a feature of the Sheffield parks. There is photographic evidence and Geophysical sur …

Read more »

A Birkdale First!

We are thrilled to announce the excellent news that L6 student Barclay Brown has been offered a place to study at Stanford University, USA. Barclay is a talented and accomplished golfer, and was invited to play for their golf team of 10 players. Barclay was then required to apply for a place at the university. His application was supported by three r …

Read more »

Acoustic Night

Last Friday young Birkdale musicians entertained a strong audience with stirring renditions of pop and show songs at the annual Acoustic night. This was combined with thoroughly catchy and entertaining original compositions, highlighting the diversity of musical talent here at Birkdale. The Birkdale Acoustic Night is always popular with parents and t …

Read more »

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Expeditions

After weekly training sessions since February, and a practice expedition in May, the culmination was a hugely successful set of qualifying Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s (D of E) Award expeditions this weekend, and what glorious weather! All nine groups, involving almost the whole year-group, completed their qualifying expeditions. Each group had to pl …

Read more »

Connect with us