The Year 11 GCSE food and nutrition students have worked really hard over the last three weeks to complete the practical element of their NEA 2. They have made some delicious dishes so well done and thank you for all their hard work. Thanks must also go to those at home behind the scenes who have helped with all the preparation as well as putting up with their kitchen being taken over! Thank you.
Due to last weeks fixture Vs Alderley Edge taking away some practice time and the up and coming exams for year 11 the next 3 Monday session will work as follows-
4-5pm Team, GCSE, year 10,11,12 and 13
5-6pm Team, year 7,8,9
This will apply for Monday 4th, and Monday 11th December.
There will be no practice on Monday 18th December.
Mrs Lovelady’s Year 10 D&T group have just completed the first project of the year. The design task was based around the concept of ‘Micro apartments’, often found in expensive cities such as London. The students researched the social issues surrounding the increase of property prices in London and how many people were now living in so called ‘Micro Apartments’.
After a series of investigation and designing, the students created a scale model including interior of their solution to the problem. The models have explored space saving storage, pull out furniture and décor that gives the illusion of space.
An excellent start to the course, well done Year 10!
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.
We are delighted to announce that Sophie H and Trisha S won the KS4 category of the Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition at a National Celebration of the MFL poetry event at MMU.
Trisha and Sophie have been invited to read out French poems which they wrote and entered for the competition at MMU. We were only allowed to enter four poems, so to have two being read out and winning awards is a great achievement. The students wrote their poems unaided.
They were interviewed by That’s Manchester TV, and were very impressive by the natural way they talked to the interviewer. As is to be expected, Sophie and Trisha were a credit to the school in their behaviour and in what they said to people during the proceedings.
See below the interview on That’s Manchester TV news (There is a bit about book benches first – the poetry starts at about 1 min 5 sec):
On Monday Night and the previous Tuesday, A level and GCSE students performed their exam pieces to their friends and family.
Both evenings were followed by very successful examinations with all students achieving outstanding results.
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 staggering 50% were graded A*.
There were also 18 girls who passed all 9 subjects at A* and 90 girls who passed all 9 subjects at A or A* grade.