Honor, Imogen and Kate in 9-5 have been awarded first prize for their entry in the 11-14 song section of the Together: A UK-German centenary project. The project invited pupils aged 9-16 to produce poetry, art work or songs inspired by our shared history with Germany, with an emphasis on hope and unity. They have been invited to receive their certificates at the British Embassy in Berlin on 15th November, with flights and two nights hotel accommodation paid for. It is an amazing achievement and a fabulous prize. We look forward to hearing all about it in November.
On Monday February 26th we hosted the regional final of the ESU performing Shakespeare competition in which 20 students from schools across the region performed monologues and dualogues from Shakespeare to win a place in the National Finals in London. We had four participants and Caitlin H in year 9 successfully won one of two places and will now be performing her monologue from King Lear again at the final in a West End theatre on 20th March.
Congratulations to her if you see her – she was outstanding!
On 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!