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Royal Society of Chemistry's 'Top of the Bench' Regional Final Competition Winners

21st Jan 2020

Royal Society of Chemistry's 'Top of the Bench' Regional Final Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Year 9 chemistry team who have won the regional final of the Royal Society of Chemistry's 'Top of the Bench' competition at Lancaster University on Saturday 11th January. The day was split into three parts. For the first part, we had to work together to figure out who really was Santa. We used our chromatography skills to find out the pen ink and our knowledge of pH’s to find out which powder was the fake snow. The last step was a bit more challenging. We had to try and match the fingerprint on the glass to the suspect’s fingerprints and figure out what type of lines they each had on their fingers. The next part was less fun since it was a test. It was a bit challenging, but we tried our best. The final part was great fun. We had to try and launch our rocket as far as we could by electrolysing water to use the hydrogen and we also used custard. Our first attempt was very successful, but the others weren’t as successful. However, the day was overall fun and interesting, especially since we got to work in a professional lab which was very cool. Sana-Fatima Ashrafi In the competition, we had to find out who the secret Santa was! To do this Sana and I had to do some chromatography, test our different powders and look at fingerprints which matched Santa. Overall, I found this experience really exhilarating and it gave me a further understanding of what it would be like if I went on to do chemistry in the future. I can’t wait to progress to the final round in March! Hajira Afzal Next stop the grand final!   

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Congratulations to our A-level students on their excellent results

15th Aug 2019

Congratulations to our A-level students on their excellent results

Everybody at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School would like to congratulate our Year 13 leavers on their excellent results. 78% of all grades were at A*- B with a remarkable 53% at the very highest A* and A grades, representing a 9% improvement on last year’s already very good results.  A third of the year group gained at least three A levels at grade A and above, with eleven students gaining at least three A* grades.   As well as achieving such strong A-level results, the students also contributed in so many positive ways to school life.  A leading member of the Sports Leadership Team and a role model for the school’s younger dancers and gymnasts, Saskia Rudge-Thompson will be taking up a highly sought place to study dance at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Frances  Ashton who contributed greatly to drama at LGGS, and in the local community, has gained a place at Bristol Old Vic. She achieved a prestigious unconditional offer that will allow her the opportunity to further develop her passion in all aspects of technical theatre. The year group not only contained many very able scientists and mathematicians but also included some particularly strong linguists.  The breadth of courses that students are now going onto study is testimony to how the Sixth Form at LGGS nurtures the individuality and interests of all pupils. We also have three students who have secured high-level degree computing apprenticeships with prestigious organisations As usual, there were some very strong performances from students who joined the Sixth Form at LGGS Form from other schools. Jasmine Coulthurst and Eleanor Sture , who joined us from Archbishop Temple School, have both secured places for medicine with straight A* grades. Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School A-level results 2019 Qualification Name A* A B C D E U Entries %   A*-B Art 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 8 62.5 Biology 16 16 9 10 2 1 0 54 76 Chemistry 11 14 11 7 6 0 0 49 73.5 Computing 0 6 0 1 2 0 0 9 66.6 Drama 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 80 English Language 2 4 6 3 0 0 1 16 75 English Literature 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 18 100 French 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 13 92 Further Maths 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 7 71.5 Geography 2 8 2 4 0 0 0 16 75 German 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100 History 6 10 14 9 2 0 1 42 71.5 Maths 9 15 11 2 6 1 0 44 79.5 Physics 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 100 Psychology 3 3 9 5 2 0 0 22 68 Religious Studies 2 10 8 1 0 0 0 21 95 Spanish 7 7 6 6 1 0 0 27 74 Summary 72 118 89 52 23 3 2 359 77.7   A* A A B C D E U/Fail Entries % A*-B EPQ 15 20 9 5 1 0 0 50 88 “We are immensely proud of what the students and staff have achieved this year. Thank you also to the parents of our Year 13 students for all their support. The determination and resilience shown by the students has paid off with some truly fantastic results. As well as their academic success, they have developed the skills to deal with challenges and make a valuable contribution to society. We wish them all the very best for the future.” Mrs Jackie Cahalin, Headteacher 

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