8th November 2013

Public exam results

We are finally in a position to confirm the results obtained by our girls and boys in the summer public examinations. As in previous years, a number of grade awards have been raised following review by the examination boards and we have amended our statistics accordingly. We are delighted to record that, overall, last year’s Upper Sixth pupils achieved 87% of their A level passes at A* to B grades.

The 168 pupils of our Fifth Form secured 72% of their grades at A*/A, with a new record at * grade of over 40%. 91% of successes secured a B grade or higher and a third of the cohort gained straight A and * grades. They will receive their certificates at the forthcoming GCSE presentation evening on Tuesday, 19th November.

Full details can be found on our website.

Particular congratulations go to those pupils from last year’s Fifth Form who found time to complete additional GCSE courses as ‘co-curricular activities’. Jonathan Bennett, Henry Brearley, Ellen Downs, Alexa Holland, Thea Hudson and Adit Kulkarni each secured 11 A*s, having taken an extra qualification in Further Mathematics. Jessica Black and Emily Dow studied both Further Mathematics and Greek alongside the ‘standard’ programme of ten GCSEs. All of their passes were at * and A grades.

Maya Bagshaw of 2U sat Japanese at the end of her first year in the School. She scored 296 marks from a possible 300 achieving an A* grade at GCSE Level.

Andrew Chicken
Headmaster

Open morning: 16th November

Thank you to those parents who have returned the form indicating that their child(ren) can help at the open morning however assistance from more pupils is needed. A copy of the permission form is available here. Guides should arrive in school no later than 9am and report to Miss Barrett in the main hall.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the External Relations office on 0161 419 2408.

Model United Nations

Stockport Grammar delegates were big winners at a recent Model United Nations conference where our China team and several individuals were all commended for their debating skills.

The China team were recognised as a commended delegation – a particular honour given that over 60 teams took part in the conference. For details of all the winners, click here.

Music

If your child plays in any of the following groups they will be performing at the autumn concert on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm in the dining hall:

  • First orchestra
  • Second orchestra
  • String orchestra
  • Junior singers
  • Junior band
  • Jazz band

Dress code for performers: ALL BLACK (black shirts and trousers).

If your child plays in any of the following groups they will be performing at the Christmas concert on Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm in the dining hall:

  • Chorus
  • Chamber choir
  • Big band
  • Wind orchestra
  • Concert band
  • Brass ensemble

Dress code for performers: ALL BLACK (Black shirts and trousers)

Tickets for both concerts are now available from Mrs Johnson in the Music department and are initially limited to two per family, please email Mrs Johnson on johnsonsj@stockportgrammar.co.uk. If you require more than two tickets please state the number you require and you will be added to our waiting list. Additional tickets will be allocated the week prior to the concert.

For details of future concerts, please click here.

Year 5 taster days

Bookings are now being taken for our extremely popular Senior School taster days in the summer term for Year 5 children from primary schools. If you have a younger child at a local primary school you can download the booking form here. Year 5 pupils at Stockport Grammar Junior School will automatically spend a day in the Senior School as part of their summer term programme of activities.

SPA

Band and curry night

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the band and curry night on the 22nd November. Why not get a table of friends together? The Indian banquet is being provided by the Nawaab. To reserve your tickets click here.

Uniform sale

A uniform sale will be held on Wednesday 13th November, 3pm to 6pm in the Exhibition Room.

Please take all donated items, clearly labelled with your child’s name and form, to the truck outside the bursary on Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th November. For further information click here.

Date for your diary

The SPA Christmas fair is on Saturday 7th December, 11am to 3pm.

The next SPA meeting is on Monday 11th November 2013 at 7.30pm in the Sixth Form common room.

Battlefields trip 2013

On the last day of the October half term, 61 Third Year pupils set off on the History department’s annual trip to the battlefields of world war one in northern France and Belgium. A wreath was laid and a minute’s silence held in memory of all those who died. The trip complemented the work being done currently by all Third Year pupils and served as a timely reminder of the importance of remembrance. Further details of the trip will be available on the school website on Monday 11th November.

Congratulations

First Year pupil Alex Curwen and Third Year David Paterson, both performed brilliantly in a canoe slalom event, as they raced on the white water of Wagon Lane slalom near Bradford recently. For the full story click here.

GCSE presentation evening

All families of pupils in Lower Sixth are warmly invited to attend the GCSE presentation evening in the main hall, on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm. Please reply to the letter sent by Mrs J Smith if you wish to attend.

Expedition 2015

The launch evening for the Outlook Expeditions trip to Bolivia and Peru in 2015, will be held on Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm in the main hall. The expedition is open to all pupils currently in Fifth Year and Lower Sixth. To download an information sheet, click here.

Sport

Rugby

Over the last month a number of boys have had success in selection to representative teams. First XV captain and head boy Tom Morton attended a three day England under-18s elite player group training camp based at Loughborough University that culminated with a win over Northampton under-19s, Tom scoring one try and two conversions. James Gilboy played for Sale under-18s against Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Academy League. Louis Jones was chosen to play for Sale EPDG under-16s squad against North Wales. Tom O’Mahony, Mark Ray and James Gilboy were all selected for Cheshire under-18s. Louis Jones and Tom Power were selected for Cheshire under-16s and George Chatterton, Alex Jones, Jaimal Brown and Oli Finch for East Cheshire under-15s. Congratulations to all the boys on their success.

Results

For details of all sports results, click here.

Please check the news pages on our website for regular updates. We would welcome your comments and suggestions, or if you would like to opt out of receiving the email newsletter, please contact the External Relations Office at externalrelations@stockportgrammar.co.uk.

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