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Examination Results 2017

Congratulations to the boys at Birkdale High School for an outstanding set of GCSE results.

Headline Figures

Progress 8 0.33
Attainment 8 51.91
2x 5+ in English and Mathematics 52.6%
English Baccalaureate 18%
2x 4+ in English and Mathematics 75.2%
4+ English 86.5%
5+ English 75.9%
7+ English 23.3%
4+ Mathematics 78.2%
5+ Mathematics 54.9%
7+ Mathematics 21.2%
2x A* - C Science 75.2%

We are delighted with our boys performance in the new, more challenging GCSEs in English and Maths, with excellent performances by the boys at 4+ (C+) and 7+ (A+), including a number of boys achieving the new top grade of 9. The proportion of boys achieving both English and Maths at 4+ is our best result in 4 years.

61.5% of the cohort of boys entered for the English Baccalaureate achieved the new strong pass (English and maths at 5+ and 2 sciences, 1 humanity and 1 language at grade C or above), which represents 18% of the whole cohort.

There were excellent results again in Science with 75.2% of the boys achieving 2 A*-C grades. For the boys studying the 3 separate sciences, 93% achieved 3 A*-C grades and over 40% achieved A*-A grades in all 3 subjects.

Exceptional Performance

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.

English Baccalaureate

25% of all GCSE grades awarded, were at A*-A or 7+. 64% of the boys achieved 1 A*-A or 7+ grade or more, and 22% of the boys achieved 5 A*-A or 7+ grades or more.

There were some tremendous individual performances, including the following boys who achieved 8 or more top grades (A*-A or 7+). Morgan Ashcroft, Charles Baker, Adam Byrne, Shaun Edgar, Matthew Fraser, Laurence Fredricks, Edward Hammond, Jake Heaton, Max Hindle, Daniel Hubbard, Daniel James, Liam Keefe, Thomas Lawson, Sam Livingstone, Red McCarthy, Oliver Mutch, Morgan Neilson, Samuel Pennifold, Conor Rylands, Louis Shorrock, Ethan Watson and Xander Yates.

Subject Summary

In 12 subjects, more than 80% of the boys achieved A*-C or 4+ grades and in a pleasing 13 subjects, more than 20% of the grades awarded were at A*-A or 7+. 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.

"Well done boys for your achievements this year, which represent the school's best results for the last 4 years. This is an outstanding performance and a credit to the hard work and commitment of all the students and the staff, and the support of their family. Today is your day and you should feel very proud indeed. Good luck in your future endeavours. You deserve it."
Mr G. Bourgade

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Pupil Destinations After Examination Stage

Subject %A*-A %A*-C
Ancient History 100 100
Art 11.1 70.4
Btec Sport 25.0 100
Business Studies 4.7 65.1
Catering 15.2 87.9
Computer Science 11.8 58.8
Drama 23.5 70.6
ECDL 84.8 100
English Language 7+/4+ 18.9 79.5
English Literature 7+/4+ 13.7 84.0
French 38.5 100.0
Geography 24.1 73.5
History 15.1 62.3
ICT 37.3 88.1
Mathematics 7+/4+ 21.2 78.8
Music 0 55.6
PE 21.2 87.9
Polish 0 100
RE Full Course 33.3 88.6
RE Short course 7.1 78.6
Resistant Materials 5.3 36.8
Science A 6.9 70.1
Science Additional 5.7 73.6
Science Biology 54.5 100
Science Chemistry 45.5 93.2
Science Physics 56.8 97.7
Spanish 34.3 88.6
Statistics 47.4 98.7

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.

Year 10 Results (2017)

Congratulations also go to our Year 10 students, some of whom took a GCSE in Statistics with 94.3% achieving an A*-C grade. A fantastic 49.1% of the boys achieved an A*-A grade which at 26 boys is far too many to mention here! We must however mention the 5 boys that achieved an A*grade, Sam Cooper, Nathan Crewe, Ben Harvey, Sam Johnson and Vlad Ungureanu. A fantastic achievement by all the boys, who completed this course in only 1 year within their normal maths lessons.

Subject %A*-A %A*-C
Statistics 49.1 94.3

These impressive results achieved by the boys, are an excellent start to their GCSE courses. Well done boys and staff!

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Headteacher: G Bourgade


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