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Achievement

Year 13s at the Modern Languages Debating Competition

Year 13 Modern Languages Debating TeamOn Thursday 16th November, Ms Gill, Miss Benson, Mrs Ryan and Mrs McIntosh accompanied three teams of Year 13 language students (French, German and Spanish) at the Northern Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition at Cheadle Hulme School. It was only the second time that AGGS entered, having won the Spanish finals at last year’s competition. The students debated topics such as “Success is the source of happiness” and “Wars are unavoidable” in their foreign languages against teams from schools including, MGS, Withington, Bolton, Connell and QEGS Blackburn.

All three teams did well, with the German team (Lybah H and Alisha M) winning one of their two debates, but losing narrowly to the overall winners of the heats, Stockport Grammar. Our Spanish team (Alycia A and Anya S) fought well, but lost out in the semi-finals. Our French team (Celine B and Emily L) battled fiercely, ultimately coming runners up to Bolton Girls in the final, but taking home books for second place.

Another set of fantastic GCSE results for AGGS

Students at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls rose to the challenge of the new GSCEs, achieving a collection of outstanding results.

In a year of revised GCSE content in English language, literature and mathematics, the students produced a set of extraordinary results as once again 100% of students gained at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including grades of 5 or above in English and mathematics. 86% of all results were graded at A*-A or 7 and above.

Of examinations using the traditional grading system 52% were graded at A*. In the new English and maths GCSEs, 29% of students achieved the highest grade of 9. An incredible 29 students achieved A* or above (8 or above on the new GSCE grading scale) in all their subjects. There were also 96 students who passed all 9 subjects at 7+, A or A* grade, which is a remarkable 55% of the cohort.

Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, said:
I am delighted that the hard work of our students over the last five years has been rewarded by such excellent GCSE results. These achievements also reflect the dedication of our teachers and the quality of the support provided by our staff. We are extremely proud of each and every one of our students and I would like to congratulate them on their achievements.

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust, whose mission is to provide a first-class education for all young people.

See the Summary of the 2017 GCSE Results

 

Another incredible set of results for AGGS, part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust

A-Levels Results 2017

Students and staff at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls are celebrating once again after another magnificent set of results ensured that 114 students have already met their offer of a place at university.
In another wonderful collection of results the school saw 11 students accepted by Oxford and Cambridge and an impressive 78 of the cohort achieving A* or A in all their subjects. 15 students achieved A* grades across all subjects.

An excellent set of results saw 70.1% of grades at A*-A, 92.7% of examinations graded at A*-B and 99.2% graded at A*-C. 100% of examination entries were graded at A*-E.

Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls said “I am incredibly proud of all of our students and delighted by their success. These results are a fitting testament to their hard work and determination. At a time of significant curriculum change, they also reflect the dedication of our teachers and the excellent support provided by all our staff. On behalf of all staff and governors, I wish our students the very best for their future.

AGGS is part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust whose mission is to provide a first class education for all young people.

See the summary of the 2017 A-Levels Results here

Charlotte to Receive the Diana Award

Charlotte B, Year 13, Won the Diana Award
Charlotte B, Year 13, Won the Diana Award

Charlotte B from Year 13 , was recently confirmed to be one of the recipients of this year’s ‘Diana Award‘, recognising her voluntary work which goes above and beyond the norm. The Diana Award is awarded to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. There are only 20 recipients of this award every year, so this is a great achievement.

Charlotte has been active in the establishment and development of activities within the Jewish youth movement, buddies a child in need and also volunteers at St. Ann’s hospice and a care home.

Well done Charlotte

 

Grace’s Dance Success

Grace S, Year 7, was awarded the Senior Class Prize at the Northern Heats of the ISTD Janet Cram Awards 2017 on Sunday. She competed in the Senior Section (11-15 yrs) and will travel to London for the Grand Finals on 18th June.

UKFast helps to brings Illuminate to life!

UKFast helps to brings Illuminate to life!
UKFast helps to brings Illuminate to life!

Last Friday the members of Illuminate; Orla, Ibby, Rose and Amy (8-6) visited UKFast in Manchester to find out if it would be possible to bring Illuminate – their cyberbullying support website to life.

Aaron Saxton (Director of Training and Learning) gave us a tour of the premises and explained how UKFast has become one of the UK’s leading managed hosting and colocation providers to some of Britain’s best-loved brands. We even had the opportunity to meet Lawrence Jones again (Co-owner of UKFast) who showed us around his office and expressed how enthusiastic he is about the project. One of the highlights of the visit was the opportunity to have a go on the slide!

Amy T has also been invited to join Mensa

Mensa memberAmy T, Year 7, member of Mensa

Congratulations to Amy T from Year 7, who has also been invited to join Mensa, The High IQ society.

Amy’s score on the test means that her IQ is within  the top 1%  of the population. This was her first attempt at the test, and she took the exam at the same time as Rajgauri, another AGGS student, who also scored 162 points.

All together, the current Year 7 cohort has three students who have been invited to join Mensa: Nishi, Rajgauri P and Amy T. Well done to them all.

 

2017 Chemistry Olympiad Success!

Gold Award to Rebecca on the Chemistry Olympiad Success 2017
Gold Award to Rebecca on the Chemistry Olympiad Success 2017

Royal Society of ChemistryThis year we had six enthusiastic Year 13 students taking part in the competition, which involved them completing a two-hour written exam paper. The questions often posed much stimulate debate, and enthusiasm for chemistry – raising awareness of what the subject is all about. It provides a good opportunity to develop some of the skills required for study at university and beyond.
We are extremely pleased with the results that the students have achieved: Rebecca L achieved a Gold Award, and Charlotte O-P, Mahika D, Tokino T and Ellie E-W all achieved a Silver Award.

Well done and congratulations to them!

British Mensa IQ test score of Rajgauri

MensaRajgauri P, Year 7, attempted the British Mensa IQ test in Manchester on the 25th March, for the first time and has scored 162, i.e. a top 1% score and has received an invitation to join the British Mensa IQ society as a member.Rajgauri


Update, 2nd May 2017

itv NewsWatch the ITV News report about her on:

www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-05-01/altrincham-school-girl-secures-maximum-mensa-test-score/

 

Rachel’s Maths Achievement

Rachel G, Y7 Maths AcheivementRachel G from Year 7 won third prize in the 2017 MEM Challenge Competition (Mathematical Education on Merseyside).

The competition attracts 2000 entries annually and Rachel has been invited to attend a prize-giving ceremony at the University of Liverpool on the 10th of May.

Well Done Rachel!