Staff and students at Birkenhead School are once again celebrating excellent GCSE results, confirming the school’s leading position within the region and its role in adding value to all students. 20% of all grades were awarded the highest grade of 9.
Staff and students at Birkenhead School are once again celebrating excellent GCSE results, confirming the school’s leading position within the region and its role in adding value to all students. 20% of all grades were awarded the highest grade of 9, with 57% of all grades awarded at grade 7 or above. Particularly pleasing were the girls’ results, with 69% of all grades at grade 7 or above.
Today’s results, which follow last week’s A Levels which led the way on the Wirral, continue the School’s tradition of delivering strong performances for girls and boys across a highly academic curriculum. Eleven students out of the cohort of sixty-four achieved grades 7 to 9 in all of their exams, a reflection both of their diligence, but also the commitment of the teachers and the School’s focus on each and every individual. The students now move into the School’s Sixth Form where the majority will study four A Levels, alongside undertaking core modules in skills including Critical Thinking, Interview and Presentation Techniques as part of the new Futures programme.
Headmaster, Paul Vicars comments: “I am proud of every single one of our students who undertook GCSEs this year. For the majority, many of whom have been with us since Nursery, these are their first set of significant external exam results and they tackled the exam period with great calmness and perspective. Such a mature approach in part stems from our belief in balance, and this cohort contains many who were prominent in the Lent Term’s musical West Side Story, alongside representing the School in a number of School sports teams, musical groups and wider co-curricular clubs throughout the summer term.
At Birkenhead School, we pride ourselves on knowing each and every student and the majority of this cohort will use their GCSE grades as a stepping stone to our Sixth Form where the small class sizes and tutorial style teaching will continue to add great value to their learning over the next two years. Grades are, however, just one part of the wider learning process at school, with our Sixth Form placing great emphasis on preparing students for life after school. From September, our Sixth Formers, enhanced by a significant intake of new students from across Wirral, will engage with the Futures Team to start developing their skills and profile that will position themselves competitively for some of the leading university courses and degree apprenticeships in the UK and beyond. As the new academic year begins, we look forward to working with our Sixth Form to lead the whole School community through another successful year.’
A Level Results 2019
To read about the 2019 A Level results click here.
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.