14 August 2019

It has been another proud year for the School as students celebrate their A Level results which collectively place Birkenhead School as one of the leading schools within the North-West.

It has been another proud year for Birkenhead School as students celebrate their A Level results which collectively place the school s one of the leading schools within the North-West. Once again, almost half (49%) of all grades were awarded at grade A or above, with 18% of all grades awarded gaining the highest A* grade.

Of the forty-five students that took A Levels this year, almost a quarter achieved A* or A grades in all their subjects. 18% of all grades awarded gained the highest A* grade. Three students gained A*s in all their subjects leaving to take up places at Cambridge, Durham and Imperial. Two further students will now move to Oxford University to study Law and Economics & Management, while four students now take up their places at medical school. The School is well known for its medical pathway, supported by a Science Department where 91% of A Level grades this year were awarded A*-B.



The breadth of courses and university destinations is a further source of celebration. These range from Philosophy, Politics and Economics to Product Design, from Civil Engineering to English at universities as far geographically apart as Exeter in the South-West, to Glasgow in the North.


Paul Vicars, Headmaster, writes: ‘Convention dictates that schools quote grade statistics like those above, and we are extremely proud that this year’s results continue the strong academic tradition of our School, with significant numbers heading to Oxbridge, Medical School and Russell Group universities. However, we are equally proud of those students who have worked diligently throughout their time with us, have achieved excellent exam results, and who have contributed wholeheartedly to the School community. Our focus at Birkenhead School remains on supporting each individual, developing happy and confident students who pursue a great many opportunities across not only academic disciplines, but also sport, music, theatre, leadership and many others. This cohort, with their wide skill set and lifelong friendships, now become part of a great global network of Birkonian alumni. They leave as preparations continue apace for the new academic year, with summer work across all age ranges at the School, from refurbishing the Nursery and Overdale (Years 7 and 8) to a new Futures facility preparing the Sixth Form for life beyond Wirral. Exciting times ahead.’




Seniors & Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 3rd October

To find out about the opportunities available in Seniors and Sixth Form, please come to our Seniors & Sixth Form Open Evening that is taking place on Thursday 3rd October from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Further information is available online or alternatively by contacting Ms Julie Hopper, Seniors Admissions.

Admissions Contact Information

Seniors Admissions
Ms Julie Hopper
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