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Students collect their Silver Chemistry Crest Award certificates

The table below shows the competitions that our pupils will be taking part in during the 2021-2022 academic year. More competitions will be added in due course.

Competition Year Groups Term Further Information
Alan Turing Cryptography Competition Third and Fourth Year Spring Every Monday at 4pm in CR3
Architecture Summer Essay Competition Firth Year and Lower Sixth Summer Deadline 24th September
Articulation History of Art Prize Sixth From Autumn and Spring Held at Whitworth Art Gallery
Bebras Computing Challenge Second Year Autumn 8-19th November
Chem Quiz Third to Fifth Year Autumn
Christmas Card Design Competition All Summer and Autumn Design used for SGS Christmas card and Carol Service cover
Dragon’s Den Fourth Year Autumn Every Friday, 12.30-1.10pm in W11
ESU Public Speaking Competition Third and Fourth Year All W6. A national public speaking competition
First Year French Spelling Bee First Year Autumn and Spring
Fourth Year MFL: Debate Fourth Year Summer Inter-form debating competition in French/German
Intermediate Maths Challenge Third to Fifth Year Spring 2nd/3rd Feb
Junior Astro Challenge Second to Fourth Year Autumn In November. Prep in Astro Club
Junior Maths Challenge First and Second Year Summer 27th/28th April
Junior Schools Maths Challenge First and Second Year Spring 1.30-5:15pm, 16th March at Bury Grammar
Library Heroes First to Third Year All Inter-form borrowing competition
Living Edge Schools’ Art Competition Third and Fifth Year and Upper Sixth Spring In March
MEM Challenge All Spring February half term. Online
MasterChef Competition First Year to Lower Sixth Summer 4-6.30pm, May/June in T4/T5
Maths Bombe Sixth Form Spring Every Wednesday at 4pm in M11
Maths Feast Fourth Year Spring Date TBC. At Manchester University
Maths Olympiad for Girls Four Year to Sixth Form Autumn 7th October. M11
National Cipher Challenge Four Year to Sixth Form Autumn Every Thursday at 4pm in M9
Northern Schools MFL Debating Competition Sixth Form Autumn 5-9pm, November 2021. Details yet to be confirmed, may be remote
Physics Olympiad Four Year to Sixth Form All Every Friday, 1.05-1.30pm. Different sessions throughout the year
Poetry by Heart All Autumn/Spring W8. National Competition Deadline March 2022 –
Royal Academy Schools’ Summer Exhibition Sixth Form Summer At the Royal Academy
Schools Maths Challenge Fourth Year to Sixth Form Spring 26th January, 1.30-5.15pm at Bury Grammar
Science Fair First to Third Year Autumn (after half term) and Spring Every Monday at 1.05-1.30pm
Second Year Enterprise Challenge Second Year Summer Friday 27th May
Second Year French Competition Second Year Autumn Pronunciation competition
Senior Team Maths Challenge Sixth Form Autumn Every Thursday at 4pm in M2
Senior Maths Challenge Fifth Year and Sixth Form Autumn 3rd/4th November
Sixth Form Pop Maths Quiz Sixth Form Spring 10am-1pm on date TBC. In Liverpool
Student Investor Fourth Year to Sixth Form TBC Every Tuesday at 1.10-1.40pm in W11
The Now and Then Quiz League First to Third Year Autumn and Spring W22. A quiz league over the course of each term. 10 questions on the past and 10 questions on current affairs
Team Maths Challenge Second and Third Year Spring Every Friday at 1.05pm in M2
Third Year German Competition Third Year Autumn Pronunciation competition
UK Linguistics Olympiad Third to Fifth Year Autumn and Spring L4. A national linguistics and language puzzles competition
Young Enterprise Lower Sixth All Every Monday at 4pm in W11