Academic Results – GCSE

GCSE Results 2018

The 2018 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:

  • 21% of grades were the highest possible grade 9.
  • 39% of all grades were 9 or 8 (A** to A*).
  • 80% of all grades were 9 to 6 (A**to B).
  • The overall pass rate of grades 9 to 4 (A**to C) was 99%.
  • 9 pupils achieved a clean sweep of all 9/8 grades with one pupil achieving a full house of grade 9! Satyam Verna achieved grade 9 across 11 subjects!

Birkdale continue to excel across a full range of subjects. Nine subjects achieved over 20% grade 9 including: Maths; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Latin; Geography; French; Spanish and Art.

Our science subjects were outstanding with 48% of all grades across all three sciences at Grades 9 and 8.

Our Latin students performed particularly well with 79% of those taking the subject achieving grade 9.

In Modern Languages nearly half of all grades were 9/8.

The Art department, continuing on from their recent A level success had 53% of students achieving grade 9. Once again a best ever for Birkdale!

Acting Head Master Mr Nicholas Pietrek said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have produced our best ever GCSE results. This is a testament to the outstanding teaching and academic ethos at Birkdale. Our students are instilled with a love of learning which has certainly paid dividends in all of their results. We look forward to welcoming our students back to Birkdale Sixth Form in September to continue their studies.”

GCSE Results Past and Present

21% 5%
9/8 A*
39% 28% 27%
9/7 A
58% 55% 57%
9/6 B
80% 81% 98%
9/4 C
99% 98% 99%

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