Tag Archives: Year 7

LAMDA Examinations

LAMDAThis week, 75 students in years 7 to 9 undertook their LAMDA examinations at school over two days. Depending on the year group, students did grade 3, 4 or 5. They were expected to perform a piece of prose and poetry to the examiner and had to answer theoretical questions about both texts.

Well done to all involved – we shall find out the results in September!

Winner of the D&T folder design!

We have had some fantastic entries this year from lots of different AGGS students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10! It has been a very difficult decision but Gunita in 7-5 is the winner!

Her design has been converted into a digital design so that it can be screen printed onto the folders. We cannot wait to see it on the folders soon!

Well done Gunita!

Code breaking workshop

Code Breaking Workshop run by Students to Y7s

On Wednesday 5th July, some of the Year 11 students who competed so successfully in the Alan Turing Cryptography Competition, run by the University of Manchester, returned to school to run a cryptography competition of their own. All of year 7 got to hear some of the tips and tricks Helen, Fiona, Miranda, Antonia, Hannah, Katie, Amy and Ellie had learned through the competition and then took part in a competition planned and executed to perfection. Four codes, designed to test the skills of the year 7s revealed the code to a safe, containing prizes for the winning team. One year 7 student said: “We had a great time breaking the codes- I didn’t realise it could be so much fun!

Code Breaking Workshop run by Students to Y7s

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.

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!

Y7 Tenner Challenge

Young Enterprise - Tenner ChallengeThe Year 7s have been involved in the Tenner Challenge and have had 2 selling opportunities over a lunchtime selling items from cakes, keyrings, biscuits and chocolates to CD clocks!

The Tenner Challenge provides a highly interactive way for students to develop key skills including creativity, resilience, and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Students are pledged £10 and have one month to set up a business – coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.

Spelling Bee Success

Spelling Bee Success, March 2017
Spelling Bee Success, March 2017

We were delighted to accompany three girls in year 7 to the regional final of the spelling bee competition in Manchester on Thursday 30 March. Aahi competed in Spanish, Alekhya competed in French and Parnika competed in German. All three girls did extremely well, with Parnika winning third prize for German and Alekhya winning first prize for French. We were extremely proud of them! They have now qualified to take part in the national final of the competition in June in Cambridge.

Bonne chance! Viel Glück! Buene suerte!

Fundraising News

Year 7 Lepra FundraisingYear 7 pupils have raised a total of £2,275.64 for anti-leprosy charity, Lepra. Girls were asked to fundraise over a fortnight and undertook activities as varied as cake sales, sponsored silences and swim-athons.

LepraLepra have presented the year group with a commemorative plaque to be displayed in school and have thanked the girls for transforming the lives of 90 young adults in rural India.

Year 7 Young Enterprise Challenge

Year 7 Young Enterprise Challenge
Year 7 Young Enterprise Challenge

Last term we welcomed Young Enterprise who came to introduce the Tenner Challenge which Year 7 have the opportunity to take part in during March – in teams they have to generate as much profit starting with £10 initial investment within a month.  We have 17 teams taking part and they will be selling their products in school on Tuesday 21st March and Monday 27th March.

During the session they were introduced to basic business skills by playing a bead game; they had to buy raw materials (beads) and then produced jewellery and then sell the bracelets. Enterprise skills used during the day included leadership, negotiation, teamwork, creativity, time-management, communication….

The feedback that we have received from the year group has been very positive. We wish all the year 7’s participating good luck with their forthcoming challenge.