Once again 100% of students gained at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including English and Mathematics. A superb 96% of examinations taken were graded from A*-B, 80% were graded A*-A and an impressive 43% were graded A*.
There were also 10 girls who passed all 9 subjects at A* and 84 who passed all 9 subjects at A or A* grade.
Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, said:
“These results reflect the fact that the girls have worked extremely hard throughout their time here; it demonstrates the support and dedication they receive from their teachers. On behalf of everyone involved with the school I would like to say how delighted we are to see our girls achieve this excellent set of examination grades.
“We are proud to celebrate the achievements of the pupils and staff at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls.”
Students and staff at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls are celebrating once again after another magnificent set of results ensured that many students achieved places at their first choice of university.The school has plenty to celebrate, with 20 girls accepted by Oxford and Cambridge and an impressive 58 girls achieving A* or A in all their subjects. 11 students achieved A* grades across the board.
An outstanding set of results saw 90.4% of examinations graded at A*-B and 99% graded at A*-C. 100% of examination entries were graded at A*-E.
Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls said “Once again these results demonstrate the hard work and determination of our students and the wonderful support they receive from our staff.
“I am incredibly proud of all of our students and delighted by their success. On behalf of all staff and governors, I wish them the very best for their future.”
We held our summer presentation assemblies for years 7 and 8 and then years 9 and 10 on the morning of the last day of the summer term. Awards were presented for ‘most improved player’ and player of the year in tennis, rounders and athletics.
We also presented two ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ Awards : one for celebrating sport inside school and one for celebrating sport that the girls take on out of school. There were also trophies for ‘The Greatest Sporting Potential’ and the ‘Most Committed Sportswoman’.
Colours and commendations were also given out in tennis, rounders, athletics and cricket.
Trophies and certificates were given out for the inter-form tennis, rounders and athletics competitions.
These assemblies were a great celebration of the all the success and enjoyment the girls have had throughout this term.
Well done to everyone who was presented with an award.
Last Thursday all of Year 10 were off-timetable for an Enterprise
Airline Masterclass Day delivered by Young Enterprise. Girls worked in teams to design, finance, market and deliver their own airline company. Girls worked to plan their route to exotic destinations across the world. They came up with menus and in-flight entertainment whilst working out the cost of their flights in order to sell their tickets to the Travel Agents. The 5 overall best teams got to present their airline to the rest of the year group. There were prizes for the best designed tail fin, winning group – ‘Infinity’ and the best Airline company, ‘Sunny Travel’
On Friday 8th July all of Y10 took part in a careers day. It was a great learning experience to help prepare students for the ‘real’ world of employment. During the day classes were going to the Hall for practice interviews delivered by local employers, parents and alumnae. Throughout the rest of the day students were involved in CV writing, Labour market information sessions and a motivational & team building session with the RAF. We were very grateful to the interviewers who gave up their own time to come into school. They were very impressed with the students’ conduct and would have readily employed some of them there and then!
Following on from the National Schools’ Athletics Finals at the beginning of July, Victoria Barlow was seleceted to represent England the Schools’ International Athletics Competition in Kent, competing in the Pole Vault. At the International competition she came second – you can see her with her silver medal below
Victoria will be attending a coaching clinic at Millfield School in August where she will be coached by the Director of Athletics who is involved with elite athletes preparing for the Olympics. She is aiming to better her personal best and gain selection for the World Junior Games within the next two years. She has also been selected for the School Games in September at Loughborough University.
Victoria is currently ranked second in the country at U17 level despite only taking up the Pole Vault two years ago. We wish her every success and would love to see her in the 2020 Olympics!!
The annual MFL Eurovision Song Contest took place on Monday 18th July. All classes in year 8 took part and this year’s standard was very high. In a strong field, 8-5 triumphed with their Spanish song, Sofia. They were almost eclipsed by the MFL teachers’ rendition of the classic ‘Aux Champs-Elysées’. Congratulations in particular to 8-5 but also to all the students who took part, the teachers who helped with choreography and staging. We would also like to thank the senior staff team, the year 12 jury and the year 10 language ambassadors panel for their judging.
Mr Capon did a very efficient job as usual in providing lighting and sound.
Year 12 students have arrived back safely from Augsburg on Saturday. The students enjoyed fantastic hospitality in their host families and completed a variety of work experience placements, including working with a vet, a dentist, in a museum, in a pharmacy, in the tourist information office and in primary schools. The employers were very impressed with our students.
Last week 41 Year 8 students attended the Energy Challenge event in the hall.
After looking at questions such as ‘What is engineering?’ and ‘Why is an increasing human population a problem’; they began the practical task of working in teams to make and test solar powered cars. At the end of the day two races were held; the accuracy race where their cars had to stop as close to the line as possible and the speed race to see whose car could make it across the hall first. All teams worked hard together, testing their cars and making adjustments to try to claim the prizes.
The winning teams were ‘No Name‘ consisting of Ellie, Dani, Shereen, Hedye and Hrishika from 8-7 and ‘Bob the Builder‘ consisting of Arya, Sara, Imaan and Eisha from 8-1, with their car ‘Winner’.
8-3 and 7-7 had been awarded the most merits for the year and their reward was a trip to Altrincham Ice Rink – during school time. We all walked down to the rink after lunch and ice skated for an hour. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we even had 2 members of staff having a go : Mrs Finch and Mr Davenport!!!!