GCSE Computing students visited UKFast this term to experience working life in a multi-award winning digital business. It’s a business renowned for its innovation and fun culture as well as being one of the UK’s leading cloud hosting and colocation firms. UKFast was launched and founded in a back bedroom in 1999 by Lawrence and Gail Jones (Gail is a former AGGS student).
The visit involved a tour of their state of the art office and gave career tips and ideas from experts to help our students prepare a career for the future. UKFast are always looking for talent and they want to encourage more females into their business. They offer work experience placements and a number of Year 10’s are hoping to get the chance to experience working there.
And of course they had the chance to go down the infamous UKFast slide!
Ruth Owen, a former student fromAltrincham Grammar School for Girls recognised as engineering rising stars and awarded with a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarships offer long-term financial support to 102 students
Dr. J Welch said:
‘We’re delighted that Ruth’s hard work and achievement has been recognised in being awarded this scholarship. She has a wide range of skills that will make her an excellent ambassador for the IET and their work and an exceptional future engineer.’
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*.
Ellie Drainey is one of three Swansea University languages students, who have secured scholarships from the German government to allow them to follow summer courses at German universities, with the aim of improving their language skills and their knowledge of the country.