Washington & New York – Parents and Students Meeting

A reminder that our parents and students evening will be held on Monday 25th September at 6.30pm in the main hall.

This will be an opportunity to find out the itinerary and information about travel.

You must bring a copy of your ESTA to hand in.

Ruby James’ English Greens got Full Marks

Ruby James gained full marks in the composition module at A2 level (2017) – the first time a student has achieved this at AGGS!

On English Greens‘ is a beautiful piece written for string quartet, inspired by Ruby’s love of  English ‘pastoral’ music, particularly that of Vaughan Williams, and also her love of folk music.

The piece is performed by the Picadilly String Quartet and was recorded in April 2017.


Thought for the Week

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can solve by ourselves

(Lyndon B. Johnson)

Career at Network Rail

Are you ready for a career as bright and unique as you are?

Join Network Rail as an engineering apprentice and help to shape the future of Britain’s railway!  We are looking for talented apprentices to join us in March 2018 on our advanced apprenticeship scheme. When you’re transforming Britain’s vast railway network, you get more than just an education. Over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years as an apprentice, you’ll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.
The first 20 weeks spent living and learning at our world class training facility in Coventry with 150 other apprentices and then it’s out gaining hands on experience at a depot local to you.

To Apply – 
We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. There’s lots of information on our website to help explain what you’ll be doing on the scheme and what to expect. We recommend you take some time to read through the sections to make sure this is the right opportunity for you before applying.
You must be 18 on or before the 16th of March 2018 to apply and have 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at Grade A*-C in English, Maths, Science or Engineering and 1 other subject.
Visit our website for full details and to make an application.
If you have any questions please post them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/networkrailadvancedapprenticeship

We look forward to hearing from you,
The difference is you!
Network Rail Recruitment Team

AGGS Macmillan Cake Sale

Macmillan Cake SaleThursday 28th September

All cake donations will be gratefully received on the morning of the cake sale.

Macmillan Coffee Morning, September 2016

Cakes can be brought to The PTA Room (opposite the stairs to Room 10) from 8.30 on Thursday 28th September.

Many Thanks in advance for all your kind donations

The Charity Committee

Harvest Festival Collections

Harvest Festival 2016Harvest Festival will take place on Monday 2nd.

Harvest Festival donations can be left in the Main Hall ,in the boxes next to the stage , from Monday 25th September.

Many Thanks in advance for all your kind donations

The Charity Committee

Introduction to the Charity Committee

Hi, we are the charity committee.

Our names are Zona, Amelia, Asraa, Sophia, Mahjabin, Bella, Evie, Olivia, Laura and Sadie and we will be your charity committee for this year. We are all very passionate about helping others and are looking forward to organising key charity events at AGGS. Last year, the school was very successful in raising money and we hope that this coming year will be just the same!

Upcoming events include the Macmillan Coffee Morning Cake Sale and the Harvest Festival. We would really appreciate any cake donation for the cake sale on the 28th September.

We would like to encourage everyone at the school to donate to the charities that we support – even just a few pennies can make a big difference if enough people contribute. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
The Charity Committee

Parent/carer information evenings for bronze, silver and gold awards 2017-2018.

Bronze information evening : 4/10/17 6-7pm main hall
Silver/gold information evening: 11/10/17 6-7pm main hall
Parents/carers and pupils must attend.

Manchester University Open Days

Open Days: Sat 30 September and Sat 14 October  

You can register here.  Such visits are a great opportunity for students to explore different institutions as well as having the chance to find out more about their chosen courses.

Our work aims to support and add value to yours in providing information, advice and guidance in schools and colleges across the UK.  I would like to remind you of the opportunity for your students to join The University of Manchester Aspiring Students’ Society (UMASS). UMASS is a fantastic initiative which provides students in Year 12 and 13 with a unique insight into university life.  Students joining UMASS enjoy a range of privileges including online support via our website, podcasts, blogs and a monthly e-newsletter.  In addition, students living within traveling distance of Manchester have the opportunity to attend workshops on our campus covering topics such as writing personal statements, preparing for university interviews, taster lectures, revision sessions and one-to-one guidance sessions. Students can sign up online here.

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