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Congratulations to the boys at Birkdale High School for an outstanding set of GCSE results. The 2022 cohort achieved the school’s best ever results. Initial indicators show that the results are above national and significantly above national for boys.
We are delighted with our outstanding results in English. 37 boys achieved grade 7+ in both subjects, including 14 grade 9s, with 3 boys achieving 2 grade 9s.
There were excellent results in Maths. 41 boys achieved grade 7+, with 14 grade 9s. The proportion of boys achieving both English and Maths at 4+/5+ is significantly higher than previous years.
There were also excellent results in Science. In Combined Science 19 boys achieved 2 grades at 7+, including 10 grade 9s, with 3 boys achieving 2 grade 9s. For the boys studying the 3 separate sciences, all achieved 3 grades at 4+, with 21 boys achieving grade 7+ in all 3 subjects, and 7 boys achieving 3 grade 9s.
63.5% of the cohort of boys entered for the English Baccalaureate achieved a standard pass (English, maths, 2 sciences, 1 humanity and 1 language at grade 4+), and 51.3% achieved a strong pass (grade 5+).
Over 30% of all GCSE grades awarded, were at grade 7 or higher. 57% of the boys achieved 1 7+ grade or more, 29% of the boys achieved 5 or more 7+ grades or more, and 23% achieving 7 or more 7+ grades.
There were some outstanding individual achievements, including Abdullah Albeedh and Wilf Beadell, who were awarded a grade 9, in all 10 subjects, and the following boys who achieved 8 or more grades at 7 or above: Dean Aindow, Oliver Bowden, James Carragher, Jake Crompton, Lewis Grove, George Harvey, Shihab Islam, James Kearns, George Kenny, Richard Konons, Tarik Lahoussine, Michael Leffler, Harry Macdonald, Taylor McNulty, Danny Nicholson, Jake O’Callaghan, Lewis Parker, Owen Salla, Louis Stephenson, Joshua Stevens, Joshua Stonham, Peter Thompson, Lakshmi Viswadev, Arthur Weights and Jack Westby.
There were excellent individual subject performances, with results above the national for boys and in many subjects significantly above. In total 474 grades at 7 or higher (or equivalent) were awarded, including 158 at grade 9.
Gil Bourgade, Headteacher, said: “Despite all the uncertainties and pressures of the last 3 years, our students have shown real resilience and commitment throughout. With the support of their families, they have engaged with all the extra help and guidance provided by teachers and learning support staff, and it is a testament to their effort that they not only improved on our 2019 results, but also on the 2020 and 2021 Centre Assessed Grades! It has been a very stressful time, but the resulting outcomes are a credit to every single one of our Year 11 boys and we are all incredibly proud of their achievements. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.”
Congratulations also go to some of our Year 10 students, who sat a GCSE in the summer.
In GCSE Statistics, all boys achieved a grade 4 or higher. 22 of these boys achieved a grade 7 and 19 a grade 8. 2 boys, Charlie Hudson and Oliver Stanyer-Jones, achieved a grade 9. This is a fantastic achievement by all the boys, as this course is completed within their normal maths lessons.
In addition, Nicolas Gregoriou achieved a grade 9 in Greek, and Konrad Bobicz achieved a grade 9 in Polish.
These impressive results achieved by the boys, are an excellent start to their GCSE courses. Well done boys and staff!