Academic Results

A Level Results Summary 2020

Students at Sheffield’s Birkdale School have, once again, achieved highly in their A levels – despite the unprecedented circumstances and challenges they have faced when completing their courses.

The school has exceeded last year’s overall performance with 57% of all grades at A* and A and a 100% overall pass rate.

Among the other headlines:

  • 82% of results were at grades A* – B
  • 4 students received 4 A* grades
  • 10 students achieved 3 A* grades or more
  • In the Extended Project Qualification, a largely self-directed and self-motivated project aimed at developing creativity and curiosity offered to all Sixth Formers, every student passed with 85% receiving A* or A.

This collective success means that the majority of our students have achieved their first choice of university, with a diverse range of degrees at some of the most prestigious institutions:

  • Four students have gained places to study at Oxford or Cambridge University.
  • Ten students will be going to Bristol university to study a range of subjects including: Chemistry; Computer Science; Dentistry; Economics; Engineering: Geophysics and Medicine.
  • Fifteen students will be studying Medicine or Dentistry next year, reflecting the continued popularity and success of the school’s science teaching and thriving Medical Society.

Birkdale continues to offer a wide range of A level subject choices to students, including: Design & Technology (Systems and Control); Latin; Further Maths; Spanish and Theatre Studies which achieved a 100% A* – A pass rate.

Other departments to achieve 50% or more A* – A grades include: Art; Biology; Chemistry; Computing; D&T (Resistant Materials); Economics; English Language: English Literature; French; Geography; History; Maths; Music Technology and Physics.

A Level Results past and present

Grades 2020 2019 2018
A* 26% 13% 16%
A*/A 57% 41% 48%
A*-B 82% 63% 74%
A*-C 96% 92% 90%
A*-E 100% 99% 99%

A Level Results by Subject 2020

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