School Performance

Information about GCSE results and Ofsted Information.

Examination Results 2016

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.

Headline Figures

Progress 800.11
Attainment 853.22
2 A* - C in English and Mathematics61.3%
English Baccalaureate25%
Expected Progress in English70.5%
Expected Progress in Mathematics67.5%
A* - C Core English67.9%
A* - C Core Mathematics68.5%
2 x A* - C Science67.7%
5 x A* - C Inc. English and Maths61.3%

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

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.

All Subjects

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
Art 43 25.6 86 9.6 62.0
Btec Sport 14 0 100 10.1 74.1
Business Studies 31 9.7 61.3 14.3 61.1
Catering 36 8.3 66.7 5.0 46.5
Computer Science 23 43.5 87.0 18.7 58.9
Drama 17 11.8 82.4 12.6 60.5
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) 36 63.9 100 74.3 100
English 168 10.4 62.8 13.3 69.0
English Literature 168 5.5 62.8 13.5 65.4
French 18 27.8 66.7 16.5 61.1
Geography 118 16.1 66.1 17.9 59.7
History 66 22.7 53.0 20.4 60.0
ICT 93 45.2 96.8 15.3 62.6
Mathematics 168 23.8 69.0 19.0 67.0
Music 9 0 66.7 24.0 68.0
PE 29 31.0 86.2 13.9 65.1
RE Full Course 75 58.1 94.6 19.4 62.7
RE Short course 65 21.5 89.2 14.1 49.3
Resistant Materials 45 0 51.1 8.8 50.4
Science A 128 10.9 65.6 5.2 51.4
Science Additional 124 14.5 62.1 7.7 56.0
Science Biology 40 65.0 100 36.9 89.6
Science Chemistry 40 60.0 100 38.0 88.9
Science Physics 40 65.0 97.5 41.2 90.8
Spanish 38 44.7 92.1 19.9 62.3
Statistics 114 37.7 96.5 17.8 69.2

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 (2016)

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
Statistics 47.4 98.7 17.8 69.2

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

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