Discover Days for Year 12 learners at the University of Manchester


Do you want to find out more about degrees courses that relate to subjects you’re interested in? Are you currently in Year 12? Then a Discover Day at Manchester might be the thing for you.

Registration is now open for a great series of Discover Days taking place this summer. Discover Days at Manchester offer potential applicants the chance to gain real insight into degree programmes they might study at this University. They provide a great opportunity for participants to gain first-hand experience and make informed decisions about their university choices before the start of the UCAS application process. Through lectures, workshops, departmental tours and more, participants will get a taste of how subjects they are interested in applying to study are taught at Manchester.

This summer’s events include Law, Life Sciences, English, Engineering, History, Nursing and Chemistry. See details about the full list of events:

Taster Days at the University of Huddersfield

Booking has just opened for the following taster days for Y12 students;

Operating Theatre Practitioner Taster Day – 3 June
Psychology and Counselling Taster Day – 3 June
Criminology, Sociology, Politics and Behavioural Sciences Taster Day – 3 June
Health and Exercise Taster Day – 10 June
English Language and Linguistics Taster Day – 17 June
Mechanical Engineering Taster Day – 1 July
Music Technology Taster Day – 1 July

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Traineeships, Financial Internships & Apprenticeships at Kaplan

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Designer of the Month

Designer of The Month - Feb

Congratulations to the following D&T pupils who have won DoTM for excellent effort and outstanding work!

UKMT – Team Challenge – Northwest Finals

UKMT - Team Challenge - Northwest FinalsFour AGGS girls took part on Thursday, 23rd April, in the UKMT Team Challenge. 

They were competing against 29 other schools for the chance to represent the Northwest at the national finals in London.

The competition was fierce and after 5 hours of intense mathematical challenges the girls finished a very respectable fourth.

The girls really enjoyed themselves and were thrilled to also meet Harry (or maybe it was Henry), a student from Wigan who is on Britain’s Got Talent (some sort of TV show I think).

They were a genuine credit to the school and many teachers from other schools came up to us at the end to commend the girls on their commitment and excellent attitude during the day.

Mr Barry

Year 9 charity winners present cheque to David Lewis

Last term year 9 students in 9-3 won the year 9 citizenship charity presentations award, and yesterday they presented the £1,000 cheque to the winning charity David Lewis. David Lewis is a charity which helps children with special educational needs. It is a small, local charity very worthy of the prize money. Nicky Downes attended the cheque giving and commented on how well the students had done and praised them for the fantastic presentation they gave to raise awareness of the charity and the issue.

Ice Skating Silver Medal Winners

Ice Skating Silver Medal WinnersTilly (8-3), Katrina (6th Form) and Emily (6th Form), all represented Great Britain at the Kempen Trophy, Belgium over the Easter weekend.
The event attracted 650 skaters, 45 teams from 8 different countries.The girls all skated on the Junior team and won the silver medal. Tilly competed with the Juvenile team and they also won the silver medal.

Well done girls!

Shakespeare Competition Success

AGGS-Drama-Pupils-GroupOn Thursday, 23rd April, 10 of our year 8s and 2 of our 9s took part in the north west regional final of the ESU performing Shakespeare competition, which we hosted in our school. This was the second stage of the competition to choose the best monologue and best dualogue in the north west. Our girls were up against 4 year 9s from two other schools and all of them performed brilliantly! We were very proud of them.

We were successful in both areas with Sophia T a joint winner for best monologue and Jo M and Jess S winning best dualogue.

They are now through to the grand final in London in June.

Well done to them!