Category Archives: Sixth Form

New Head Girls

Head Girls 2017

Congratulations to our new team of head girls, who have recently been appointed following a rigorous application process. The roles have changed this year and the head girls will now lead the seven main student groups that work throughout the school. We were extremely impressed with the calibre of the candidates, in every step of the application process. Applicants were a credit to themselves and the school and it was a difficult decision to select only seven students. We are very much looking forward to working with our new team next year and developing these roles further.

Head girls responsible for school council: Celine B and Florence A
Head girl responsible for wellbeing: Nydile R
Head girl responsible for anti bullying: Tara M
Head girl responsible for peer mentoring and lower school links: Jyotsna A
Head girl responsible for student digital leaders: Mehar A
Head girl responsible for charity committee: Lybah H

Year 13 Leaving Breakfast & Assembly 2017

On Friday 19th May we said goodbye to our Year 13 leavers as they went on study leave to prepare for their A level examinations. We had a lovely morning of celebration, beginning with a special breakfast where students signed yearbooks and spent time with friends and teachers. The morning ended with students final ever assembly at AGGS, which included some superb performances from members of their year. Many tears were shed as students sang their favourite hymns and said goodbye. We hope that they cherish their memories of AGGS as they embark on the next stage of their lives and wish them luck with their A level examinations and for the future. We hope that they will keep in touch by registering with our alumnae organisation here: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/student/AGGS

Easter Egg Competition

Y13 Egg Decorating Competition
Y13 Egg Decorating Competition

Year 13 held their annual Easter Egg decorating competition this week and the entries were extremely impressive, ranging from topical and classic, to literally ‘out of this world’!  The judges found it an extremely difficult task to pick winners as a result.  Well done to everyone who took part and specifically the winners, as follows:-

1st place – Breggxit – 13-4

2nd place – Eggcellent Easterverse – 13-5

3rd place – Egg-cellent Farm – 13-2

A Level Presentation 2016

A-Levels Leavers Breakfast 2016

It was a pleasure to welcome last year’s Year 13 students back to school on Wednesday evening, for their A level certificate presentation. This year group achieve a superb set of results in their A levels in the summer, with 100% pass rate and 90% of all exams taken graded A*-B. Staff were delighted to see so many students and hear of their adventures since leaving the school. We wish them all well in their future endeavours and hope they will keep in touch with the school.

Year 12 Induction Day

Year 12 induction day, September 2016

We were delighted to welcome our new Year 12 to the sixth form on Friday 1st September. Students took part in an induction day, which involved team building sessions with the RAF, the army and the marines, as well as some time getting to know their form group and form tutor. It was lovely to see so many of our own students returning to the school, as well as a number who joined us from elsewhere.

We are very much looking forward to working with these fantastic students over the next two years and wish them lots of luck for their sixth form journey.

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!

 

Year 13 Leavers Breakfast Assembly

Year 13 Leavers Breakfast and Assembly

Tears were shed this morning as we said goodbye to our Year 13 students, who now begin their study leave for their A level exams. We had a lovely morning of celebrations with a leavers’ breakfast and a wonderful assembly, which included some superb performances from our very talented girls, as well as a very entertaining contribution from the tutor team! We would like to wish our students the very best of luck for their forthcoming exams, and health and happiness for the future. We will miss you!

AGGS Leavers Video — Friends — Class of 2016 from aggschool on Vimeo.

English Guest Speaker

English Guest Speaker - Professor Tiffany Stern about Sheridan’s 18th century play The Rivals

English Guest Speaker, May 16On the 17th May we were very pleased to welcome Professor Tiffany Stern from Oxford University, to AGGS to deliver a lecture to our year 13 literature students on Sheridan’s 18th century play The Rivals. We were also pleased to welcome 12 sixth form students from Chetham’s School of Music, who are also studying the same play.
Tiffany Stern is Professor of Early Modern Drama (English Faculty) at Oxford University and a Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow in English (University College). She is also the editor for the Mermaid edition of The Rivals that girls have been studying for their A2 examination.

English Guest Speaker - Professor Tiffany Stern about Sheridan’s 18th century play The RivalsUsing a selection of very informative slides, Tiffany took us through the exciting (and at time infamous) life of Sheridan and how his life events influenced both the themes and characterisations present in the play; she also looked at the Bath setting in detail, explaining why it was unusual in the 18thc to set a play outside London and why Bath was so English-Guest-Speaker_May16-1significant for the themes Sheridan wanted to explore.

This was a wonderful opportunity for the students both to add to their knowledge of AO2 and 4 assessment criteria for the examination and to experience a high level lecture in preparation for their university life in September. We are very grateful for Tiffany having made the journey up from Oxford for us!

Here are some of the comments from the girls:

I found the comment Tiffany made on all the characters containing elements of Sheridan and his wife Elizabeth really interesting’ Niamh

I liked her point about Jack Absolute being both whimsical and devious’ Thasmia

The point Tiffany made about there being untenable conflict within the text, made me think about how the themes worked in more depth’ Holly

The point that stuck with me was the comment that Jack is his own biggest rival’ Victoria

I enjoyed: Lydia Languish likes trashy novels and wishes she were in one and in fact in The Rivals she is nearly the star of one with Jack’ Katherine

This was a really useful lecture and will help me a lot in the examination’ Afiya

A level Certificate Presentation Evening

A-l-certificateOn Wednesday 6th January, we were delighted to welcome back our 2015 Year 13 leavers, for their A level certificate presentation.

a-level-2015It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon; we were delighted to see so many former students return to share in a celebration of their superb achievements and update us on their adventures since leaving school. Staff at AGGS are incredibly proud of them all, not only of their academic success, but also of the wonderful young women they have become.

As they embark on the next stage of their lives, we wish them health, happiness and success and hope that they will stay in touch with the school in the future.

Former students can sign up to our new alumnae database using the link below:

https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/AGGS