In anticipation of the information evening on Tuesday 6th October, I have uploaded the India booklet I have created for your daughter to take on trip, and your own information. Please note that it includes a kit list useful for your perusal, including a list of necessary items, alongside a code of conduct.
The information is mostly correct, a few things have to be confirmed, such as the emergency number, and an up-to-date copy will be provided to students just before we leave.
A physical copy of this document will be available on the evening for you to take away.
On Thursday 24th September, Year 12 pupils, their parents and teachers attended the GCSE Presentation Evening, at The Forum Centre, Wythenshawe. This is an annual event to celebrate their hard work and excellent GCSE results.
The evening included speeches, musical recitals, a performance by Year 12 Drama and Theatre Studies students and we welcomed former AGGS student, Major Jill Winters, as the guest speaker. The evening concluded with the presentation of certificates and a vote of thanks by Senior Students. Finally, there was a photographic celebration of Year 11.
All agreed Major Jill Winters was a fascinating personality and a good example to represent AGGS. Her career path and life story intrigued the audience and met with great admiration by people who attended the event.
The evening was a fitting celebration of our pupils who achieved impressive results in their GCSEs:
100% of students gained at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including English and Mathematics. A wonderful 98% of examinations taken were graded from A*-B, 84% were graded A*-A and a magnificent total of 50% were graded A*.
AGGShas been reaccredited with the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.
Our international work includes the Comenius project with schools in Latvia, Denmark and Spain and our longstanding links with schools in Japan and South Africa. The school has also examined global issues as in the Science and Sustainability project, as well as holding the PTA international evening. Other initiatives include participation in the Model UN and a number of modern languages cross-curricular programmes.
The adjudicators were impressed by the breadth of the school’s international work and said it was a ‘shining example’ of what can be achieved.
The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:
An international ethos embedded throughout the school
A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
Girls in year 9 have been helping year 8 pupils learn more about Politics. Here at AGGS we have a spiral curriculum whereby students build on their learning every year and we especially do this with politics. Political education and engagement is important here at AGGS.
To help year 8s get their heads around all the political figures and processes year 9 created games to showcase what they had learnt about politics and help the year 8 pupils learn themselves.
Here are just some of the creative and fantastic games that were made:
A whole set of cards using current political figures to play snap with.
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What an amazing morning’s hockey we had on Saturday.
We stared the morning with a large number of girls unavailable due to DofE walks, injuries and illness. The teams were all mixed up with younger players having to fill the shoes of older players in their absence. As we started at 9am we didn’t know what to expect against Withington Girls’ School and Arnold/Queen Mary School, Lytham.
It turned out that the girls came up trumps and we had some excellent results.
Against Withingon Girls’ School
1st X1 won 2-1 : U15X1 won 4-0 : U13x1 won 7-0 : the year 7 teams, in their first matches for AGGS won 3-1 and 2-0.
Well done for such excellent results.
Arnold/Queen Mary School then arrived.
The U16 team lost 2-1 : the year 9 ‘B’ team won 8-0. The ‘B’ teams do not get many Saturday morning fixtures so it was great to see them play and to win so convincingly.