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“Biology A Level Science Live” – inspiring the next generation to look after our world

Professor Steve JonesOn Thursday 1st February 23 of our year 12 students spent the day at Whitworth Hall listening to talks from some of the UK’s top scientists. Speakers such as Professor Robert Winston and Steve Jones led us though some fascinating topics, from the science of laughter and why we laugh, to the problems we do and will face due antibiotic resistance, trying to fathom huge numbers in relation to the different species on our planet and the ethics and issues surrounding cutting edge technologies.

Here are some thoughts from some of our students who went:

All the lectures were awesome and showed us how biology can be used in research…. They also motivated me to read more into biology, further from what we are taught in the curriculum.” (Urwaa K)

I really enjoyed the biology live and found many of the lectures fascinating. I particularly liked the science of laughter as it was very interesting considering a normal everyday action yet there’s so much more to it that you never think about. I was also surprised at how many species there are and how few we focus on. The lecture about microbes was also interesting, as it is such an important topic that can impact the future, yet there is not that much work being done on it.” (Abigail H)

Each lecture was highly interesting. I particularly enjoyed the lecture about the vast diversity and distribution of species on Earth. The lecture on the science of laughter was very informative and it made me more aware of how human behaviour can be studied in biology.” (Iman G)

A level 2016 – AGGS students continue to achieve outstanding results


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.”

Well done to all!