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The table below shows the competitions that our pupils will be taking part in during the 2019-2020 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 Meetings on Monday at 3.50pm in CR3
Albert Johnston Travel Award Sixth Form Autumn Applications to be submitted in November. Interviews before Christmas. Travel in Summer Holidays
ARTiculation (Art History Competition) Sixth Form Autumn and Spring
Biology Challenge Fourth Year Spring Meetings as and when needed for organisation
Biology Olympiad Upper Sixth Spring
Carol Service Cover Design Competition All Years Autumn
Chemistry Olympiad Lower Sixth Summer
Engineering Competition Lower Sixth TBC
German Reading Competition Third Year Spring
IEA Essay Competition Lower Sixth TBC Meetings on Friday at 1.05pm 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
LS Legal and Clark Art Competition Sixth Form Summer
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/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 TBC All Once per term
Physics Olympics and Olympiad Preparation Third and Fourth Year and Sixth Form Autumn (Oct and Nov), Spring (Feb and Mar), Summer (May and June) Meetings on Thursday at 1.10pm in P1/P2. Year groups meet in different sessions
Royal Academy A-level Exhibition Sixth Form Summer
Saatchi Gallery Competition Fifth Year and Sixth Form Summer
Science Fair TBC Spring Meetings on Tuesday at 12.30pm in P1
Short Story Competition TBC Summer
Spanish Reading Competition  Third Year Spring
Team Maths Challenges Preparation TBC TBC
Triumph Design Award Sixth Form Autumn and Spring Complete work in own time. Can use T1
United Kingdom Mathematics Trust JMC/IMC Preparation First to Fifth Year Spring Meetings on Wednesday at 12.30pm in M10
United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Preparation First to Fifth Year Various Meetings on Tuesday at 12.30pm in M7
W.S. Johnston Writing Competition First to Third Year All
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