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The table below shows the competitions that our pupils will be taking part in during the 2020-2021 academic year. More competitions will be added in due course.

Due to Covid-19, we are having to run our co-curricular activities in a different way to ensure pupil and staff safety. Current pupils will be informed of the changes by staff. If you have any queries, please get in touch with us.

Competition Year Groups Term Further Information
Arkwright Scholarships TBC TBC
ARTiculation (Art History Competition) Sixth Form Autumn and Spring Final at The Whitworth
Art Royal Academy A-level Exhibition Sixth Form Summer
Biology Challenge Fourth Year Spring Meetings as and when needed for organisation
Biology Olympiad Upper Sixth Spring
BSA CREST Gold Award Lower Sixth Autumn and Spring
Carol Service Cover Design Competition All Years Autumn
Chemistry Olympiad Lower Sixth Summer
Chem Quiz Second to Fourth Year Summer
Chemistry CREST Fifth Year (Fourth Year in Summer) All Room – C3, Wednesday 1.05pm and Thursday 1pm
Chemistry CREST Bronze Third Year Autumn and Spring Room – C1, Monday 1.05pm
Festival of Chemistry Second Year Summer
German Debate Fourth Year Summer
German Reading Competition Third Year Spring
IEA Essay Competition Lower Sixth Summer Meetings on Friday at 1.10pm in W11
Intermediate Biology Olympiad Lower Sixth Summer Meetings as and when needed for organisation/administration
Living Edge Competition Third and Fifth Year and Upper Sixth Spring  January Submission. Prize giving in March at The Lowry
MasterChef TBC Summer In T4
MFL Debating Competition TBC Autumn
MFL Debating Competition (i/c) Sixth Form All Meetings during lunchtimes and in evening in November in L4/at an external school
Nancy Rothwell Award All Years Autumn September submission
National Cipher Challenge Fifth Year and Sixth Form Autumn Meetings on Thursday at 4pm in M9
National Enterprise Challenge Second Year Summer
Open Schools Art Competition Fifth Year Autumn February workshop and prize giving
Photography House Competition All Years All Once per term
Physics Olympics and Olympiad Preparation Third and Fourth Year and Sixth Form Autumn (October and November), Spring (February and March), Summer (May and June) Meetings on Thursday at 1.10pm in P1/P2. Year groups meet in different sessions
Pop Maths Quiz Sixth Form Spring At Liverpool John Moores University
Saatchi Gallery Competition Fifth Year and Sixth Form Summer Online
Schools’ Challenge All Years Spring
Senior Maths Team Challenge Preparation Sixth Form Autumn In M2 on Tuesdays at 12.35pm
Spanish Reading Competition  Third Year Spring
Triumph Design Award Sixth Form Autumn and Spring Complete work in own time. Can use T1
WorldWise Quiz Fourth and Fifth Year Autumn  In November. In Geography classroom and at Manchester Metropolitan University
Young Analyst Competition Lower Sixth Summer
Young Enterprise Lower Sixth Autumn and Spring Meetings on Monday at 4pm in W11


Download last year’s Beyond the Classroom handbook (pdf) for an example of the range of competitions we take part in at SGS.