The J P Hargreaves Diploma encourages students to cover a broad base of skills and activities, whilst allowing them the flexibility to follow any special interests or talents.
Students start work towards the Diploma at the start of Year 9 and the Diploma is awarded at the beginning of Lower Sixth.
The Diploma is made up of seven categories that are based upon experiences and skills young people might be expected to have a grasp of as they proceed through School and then beyond. It helps students to explore their successes and experiences and challenges them to consider how they might transfer these skills to their future studies and careers. The result is a well-rounded individual who can articulate what they can offer a prospective employer or institution and helps support them to embody the Birkenhead Way, and therefore enjoy life at School,