Congratulations go to our GCSE students who collected their results earlier today.We are proud of each and every one of our students, and are delighted that the results reflect the academic strength of the cohort: twenty students out of a cohort of seventy-three achieved grades 7 to 9 in all their exams, a reflection of their attitude to learning, and the diligence and commitment of both them and their teachers over the last two years.
After the uncertainty and last-minute changes that have characterised the 2020 exam season, it was a relief to all associated with this year’s Year 11, that Results Day dawned and we were able to welcome the year group back on site to collect their results. Like the collection of A Level results a week previously, it was important to see the students and their families once again, and congratulate them all on their achievements at the end of their much disrupted GCSE journey.
Top performing student, Jimmy, with his parents
In a year when grades have been awarded on the basis of the higher of the Centre Assessed Grade and that awarded by the algorithm, the appropriate focus should once again be on the individuals, not collective statistics. We are proud of each and every one of our students, and are delighted that the results reflect the academic strength of the cohort: twenty students out of a cohort of seventy-three achieved grades 7 to 9 in all their exams, a reflection of their attitude to learning, and the diligence and commitment of both them and their teachers over the last two years. The results also reflect the importance of balance in the lives of our students, with top academic grades sitting alongside outstanding contributions outside of the classroom, for instance regional and national music and debating recognition and representative sporting honours.
Ellie - one of the top-performing GCSE students
The majority of Year 11 now move into the School’s Sixth Form, where they will be joined by a number of richly talented students arriving from elsewhere on Wirral and Cheshire. The majority of Sixth Formers will study four A levels, within a curriculum that provides and develops independence and looks to guide and inspire students towards the next stage in their lives. Core modules in Critical Thinking, Interview, Presentation and Research Skills, alongside increasing engagement with the Old Birkonian network prepare students for university and the world of work, guided by the Futures Team established to provide bespoke advice to each of our students.
The Sixth Form is a significant area of growth at Birkenhead School, with extensive means tested bursaries available to talented students with a positive attitude and an open mindset. We are continually looking to widen our accessibility, and families interested in joining the Sixth Form, or Seniors (Year 7 upwards), should contact Julie Hopper, PA to the Headmaster, on email@example.com or 0151 651 3009 to arrange a visit to the School. We look forward to welcoming all students back at the start of the new academic year on Thursday 3rd September.
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