Information about GCSE results and Ofsted Information.
Congratulations to the boys at Birkdale High School for another excellent set of GCSE results. There were some tremendous individual performances. 24 boys achieved 8 or more A* or A grades, with 8 of these boys achieving all A*-A grades, Nathaniel Ball, William Brown, Adam Goadsby, Matthew Higginson, Luke Jamieson, Isaac Lea, Jack O’Neil and Lewis Rimmer.
|2 A* - C in English and Mathematics||61.3%|
|Expected Progress in English||70.5%|
|Expected Progress in Mathematics||67.5%|
|A* - C Core English||67.9%|
|A* - C Core Mathematics||68.5%|
|2 x A* - C Science||67.7%|
|5 x A* - C Inc. English and Maths||61.3%|
22.1% of all grades were at A*-A, well above the national for boys of 16.8%
102 boys (60.7%) achieved at least 1 A*-A grade and a fantastic 39 boys (23.2%) achieved at least 5 A*-A grade or more. There were some tremendous individual performances. 24 boys (14.3%) achieved 8 or more A*-A grades, of whom 20 achieved 9 or more A*-A grades and 13 achieved 10 or more.
77.8% of the cohort of the students entered for the English Baccalaureate (English, maths, 2 sciences, 1 humanity and 1 language at grade C or above) achieved it, which represents 25% of the whole cohort. There were excellent results for the boys studying the 3 separate sciences, with 97.5% at A*-C and 50% at A*-A, in all 3 subjects. There were also outstanding performances in Computer Science and Spanish, at both A*-A and A*-C.
In 12 subjects, more than 80% of the students achieved A*-C grades: Art, Btec Sport, Computer Science, Drama, ICT, PE, RE, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish and Statistics. In 15 subjects, over 70% of the boys made at least expected progress, which compares favourably with the national benchmark. Full details of the individual subject results are given in the table below.
Boys at Birkdale High School celebrated another excellent set of results, outperforming boys nationally across a range of GCSEs.
"We are very proud of all our students' performances this year and it is all down to the dedication and hard work of the staff, the boys and their parents. We have had some tremendous individual performances as well with students achieving 11 straight A*s and almost 25% of boys achieving 5 or more As and A*s."Mr G. Bougarde
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|Subject||Entries||%A*-A||%A*-C||%A*-A Nationally||%A*-C Nationally|
|ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)||36||63.9||100||74.3||100|
|RE Full Course||75||58.1||94.6||19.4||62.7|
|RE Short course||65||21.5||89.2||14.1||49.3|
We are very proud of the achievements of all our students; it is always a privilege to share in their celebrations on results day, a testament to the hard work of both students and staff. We wish them all good luck in their new ventures and much happiness for the future.
Congratulations also go to our Year 10 students, some of whom took a GCSE in Statistics. A fantastic 47.4% of the boys achieved an A*-A grade, which at 37 boys is far too many to mention here! We must however mention the 5 boys that achieved an A*grade, Matthew Fraser, Edward Hammond, Max Hindle, Daniel James and Conor Rylands. A fantastic achievement by all the boys, who completed this course in only 1 year within their normal maths lessons. The results for these GCSEs are given in the table below.
|Subject||%A*-A||%A*-C||%A*-A Nationally||%A*-C Nationally|
These impressive results achieved by the boys, are an excellent start to their GCSE courses. Well done boys and staff!
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