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Welcome!

Let’s introduce ourselves for all the new staff and students…

Welcome to the Anti-Bullying Blog run by the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team here at AGGS.

The team currently consists of Year 10s and two Year 13s and we organise events at school and aim to make the school environment friendly and safe by tackling bullying. Soon, we will be starting Anti-Bullying Drop-In Sessions for all years. Our main goal this year is to create a scheme in school where students can feel comfortable discussing issues with the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors; don’t worry, we don’t bite!

Every year, we celebrate Anti-Bullying Week (12th-16th November) and the theme this year has been released. The theme is ‘Choose Respect’.

“Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.”- Anti-Bullying Alliance

During this week, we hope students understand the definition of respect and bullying and to always consider other people’s feelings. Remember, before you speak, is it true, kind, helpful or necessary?

We hope you look forward to what the team are organising for Anti-Bullying Week 2018!

And remember, if you need someone to talk to you or seek advice from, look out for our Diana Award badges and don’t be afraid to come up to us.

-Anti-Bullying Team

UK- German centenary project success

UK- German centenary project success

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.

See their entry below:

‘Othello’- English Trip

On Friday 7th September, Year 12 and 13 students studying English travelled to the Globe theatre in London to watch Shakespeare’s Othello. The play, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, tells the story of the Venetian general, Othello, and his relationship with his new wife, Desdemona. Corrupted by the evil Iago, Othello believes that Desdemona has been unfaithful to his, culminating in a violent murder at the end of the play which shocked those who weren’t prepared for it.

 

The play featured an all-star cast, including André Holland (Moonlight) as the eponymous tragic hero, and Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG) as Iago.

It truly was an excellent performance, in the theatre where it would have first been performed more than 400 years ago, and the day was enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.

 

Written by Amy Howarth, Year 13

Welcome Back!

Now that summer is over, it is time to get back into the rhythm of things here at school. Here are some top tips to help make this year your best!

There are so many clubs and activities this year for you to join. There is the annual dance show, this year’s theme is ‘Lights, Camera, Action’; a production of ‘The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe’; the AGGS music festival, and so many more. So, be sure to get involved with these events at school!

Make new friends

We know it may sound a bit old, but making new friends is a great way of meeting more people with the same interests as you. Whether this be at clubs or in lessons, it’s great to make some new friends for the year ahead.

Be proactive with revision

Revision. The word we dread but starting your revision earlier can be really beneficial. Even something as simple as taking extra notes can really boost your performance in exams.

We hope these tips are useful and to new staff and students, welcome to AGGS! 

Written by Erin & Lakshayaa, Year 8

GCSE Results 2018

Students at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls rise to the challenge of new GCSE examinations
 
GCSE-Results-2018-(32)In a year that saw new GCSE examinations across virtually all subjects, students at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls once again achieved an incredible set of outstanding results.
 
37.2% of all entries achieved the very top grade of 9 and 83% of all results were graded at A*-A or 7 and above. A phenomenal 44 students achieved 8 or above (A* in the old GCSE grading system) in all of their examinations and 99 students passed all 9 subjects at 7+, A or A* grade. A remarkable 9 students achieved grade 9/A* in all subjects.
 
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 fantastic 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.
 
See the summary of the 2018 GCSE Results:

A-Level Results 2018

The students and staff at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls have a great deal to be proud of once again as they celebrate another excellent set of results which saw 90.2% of examinations graded at A*-B and 98% graded at A*-C.

The school has plenty to celebrate, with a remarkable 70 students achieving A* or A in all their subjects. 12 students achieved A* grades across the board.

Stephanie Gill, Principal of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls said “We are delighted that our students have exceeded expectations to achieve such excellent outcomes. They are a fitting reward for the hard work and determination they have shown and the wonderful support they received from our staff.

We are incredibly proud of all of our students and wish them 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.

See the summary of the 2018 A-Levels Results

Eurovision 2018

If AGGS were to enter Eurovision this year, it would be safe to say any of the Year 8’s performances would have blown the competition away. With seven forms, three classes of Year 12’s and even a surprise show from the MFL department- AGGS Eurovision 2018 was certainly unforgettable.
Here’s a run down of the songs sung by each form and the country they represented-
  • 8-1       Country: France, Song: Je Veux by singer Zaz, Highlights: Colour co-ordination of clothes to represent the French flag, featured saxophones and no backing track!
  • 8-2       Country: Spain, Song: La Cintura by Alvaro Soler, Highlights: Vibrant summer outfits, amazing choreography.
  • 8-3       Country: Canary Islands, Song: Solo Si Es Contigo by Bombai, Highlights: Hawaiian outfits, featured talented guitarists.
  • 8-4       Country: Germany, Song: Wenn sie tanzt, Maz Giesinger, Highlights: another form whose outfits matched the colours of the flag, a brilliant conga line mid-performance through the audience!
  • 8-5       Country: Belgium, Song: Color Gitano by Kendji Girac, Highlights: featured various percussion instruments, bright clothes mirroring the lovely (ish) summer weather we have had recently
  • 8-6       Country: Balearic Islands, Song: Yo Contigo, Tu Conmigo by Morat and Alvaro Soler, Highlights: danced in pairs with matching outfits
  • 8-7       Country: Austria, Song: Das Fliegerlied by DONIKKL, Highlights: animal onesies!
It was a close competition between the whole year as each form brought a distinct feature. 8-7’s cute animal onesies and 8-3’s vibrant hula skirts definitely added to the performances featuring inflatable flamingo rubber dingys, catchy songs and synchronised dance moves. Eurovision this year had it all!
In the midst of all the Year 8 performances, the audience were lucky to experience Year 12 students singing iconic English songs in French, Spanish and German. The French group sang ‘Uptown Funk’, Spanish sang ‘Mamma Mia’ and German sang ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’.  With brilliant singing and cool costumes, the audience were all eager to join in and clapped along!
The MFL department  surprised everybody by combining their linguistic skills to sing (much to everyone’s enjoyment) ’99 Luftballoons’/ ’99 Red Balloons’. Starting with Mrs Crowson’s solo, featuring a single red star shaped balloon. Mrs Stokes, Miss Benson, Mr Butterworth, Mrs Ryan, Mrs McIntosh, Mrs Herbert, Mrs Bond, and Miss Demeur soon all joined in with their oversized red retro glasses, inflatable rock guitars and a mind-blowing amount of enthusiasm. Sixth Formers scattered red balloons from the balcony to signify the end of yet another fun- filled Eurovision.
And the winner of Eurovision 2018 (drum roll please) was….
8-5! The form representing Belgium impressed the judges with their flexible dance routine and singing in not only one language…but two! They combined both French and Spanish and included 2 live musicians with a guitar and ukulele. Congratulations!
-Written by Anisha M (Year 10) and Hira K (Year 12)

We WON! Spire Manchester Hospital Competition

Exciting news and a huge congratulations to Parnika, Parissa, Evie, Sophia and Yvonne for winning the competition. They could not decide on one winner so awarded all of them with prizes and their work will feature across both the children’s and adolescent menus. They also have the other hospitals within the Spire group interested in using their designs too so a huge well done to these students.

On Monday we visited the hospital and took part in taste testing the current menu and offering feedback and critique about what could possibly be developed or changed in any way.

They were also given their prizes and the school were given £100 worth of book vouchers. We cant wait to see the actual menus once they have been developed for printing by the designers. Watch this space for those…

Again, well done to all our well deserved winners who were brilliant on Monday, making the school and the Art department very proud.

Here are the winning entries and a few photos from the day….

 

Year 8 ‘What are you like?’ Outcomes

Lovely examples of outcomes for the year 8 exam project….

 

‘Oliver!’ Production

The ‘Oliver!’ musical, starring Zara D in the lead role, was performed on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July. Drama, dance and music came together to put on a fantastic production of ‘Oliver!’, the Lionel Bart musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the orphaned workhouse boy’s incredible journey.

The production featured lively songs such as ‘Food Glorious Food’ and some all-time favourites like `Consider yourself` and `I’d do anything` together with close, if not identical, choreography to that of the famous film and fabulous performances including characters, Nancy and Dodger.

The second night clashed with the football, so another song joined the backstage tapping feet and voices practising like broken records. All in all, with the brilliant set complete with hidden compartments, smoke and fire, `Oliver!` took everyone through the streets of London, making them smile and cry in equal measure!

“The musical was a lot of fun to take part in, and the fantastic cast, whether acting, dancing, or playing in the band, did a wonderful job. ”

“I had so much fun doing the production, everyone was so good and I’m really sad it’s over now.”

Well done to everyone who took part; the Oliver production was a success!

-Written by Amy H (Year 12) and Lucy W (Year 10)