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Superb GCSE results are celebrated at Manchester High

Pupils at Manchester High School for girls had plenty to celebrate today, with superb results across a broad range of subjects and a third of students attaining grades 7-9 (A-A*) in all their GCSEs. Headmistress, Claire Hewitt, said: “Our students have proved themselves to be determined and hardworking. They have been supported by their dedicated teachers […]

Withington celebrates another superb year of GCSE results

The reformed GCSEs have seen year-11s at Withington Girls’ School achieve 43% of results at the elite Grade 9 and 11 pupils attain an exceptional clean sweep of at least eight Grade 9s; eight also with the very top A* Distinction in Further Mathematics.  Three pupils achieved 10 Grade 9s plus A* Distinctions in Further […]

Stellar set of GCSE results at King’s School Macclesfield

The King’s School’s students produced a stellar set of GCSE results, with pupils and staff celebrating a steep rise in the very best grades. This year, 27% of all grades were at 9 or 8, formerly the A* grade, up from 20% last year. A huge 47% of all grades are at 9 – 7, or A*/A. Some three quarters of all grades […]

Abbey College Manchester students’ exceptional GCSE success

Abbey College Manchester is celebrating its students’ exceptional GCSE results today (23 August). The city centre-based college is delighted to announce that 20% of all examinations taken were graded at 9-8; 32% at 9-7; 57% at 9-6 and 85% at 9-4. Principal, Liz Elam, commented: “This year’s GCSE results are excellent and we are very […]

International Olympiad accolades for two Withington students

Sasha Geim, a Withington Girls’ School A-Level student, has earned a gold medal and contributed to a record-breaking achievement by the UK team at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad, held in Prague and Bratislava over the summer. As part of the four-strong team of the UK’s top student chemists, Sasha was required to solve challenging […]

Cricket club’s marquee week a huge success

Rugby World Cup winning star Will Greenwood helped to kick off this year’s popular Sporting Lunch at Neston Cricket’s Club’s annual Marquee Week. Greenwood was guest speaker at the Sporting Lunch, which was packed with business people from companies across the region. The event was sponsored by IP company Forresters plus associate sponsors Macbryde Homes […]

Charities working together to benefit wildlife and people

Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s health and wellbeing volunteer group have been working at the NeuroMuscular Centre in Winsford to help improve the Centre’s grounds for wildlife. The volunteer group have been using the traditional meadow cutting method of scything to cut a wildflower meadow at the Centre. By cutting the meadow this way, the budding ‘Poldarks’ […]

Cheshire girls are rocking all the way to a national golf final

Three Cheshire girls who got together through Girls Golf Rocks are heading to the final of a national competition – representing the very female-friendly Lymm Golf Club. It’s a fairytale success story for the club and for Freya Jackson, Sophie Mullarkey and McKenzie Gourlay, who met up as beginners and next week will be off […]

Musician creates app to help people with dementia

A musician from Stockport has helped develop an app to enrich the lives of people living with dementia after experiencing the effects of the illness first-hand. Stewart Redpath, along with Mark Smulian, has created the Lydian MindHarp – a tool which allows non-musicians to create their own music. The Mindharp has been shown to help people […]

Withington Girls’ School (with MGS) – Phantom of the opera performed for 200 senior citizens

‘Angels of Music’ perform for local senior citizens More than 200 senior citizens from the local community joined invited guests for a spectacular premiere of The Phantom of the Opera (School Production) performed by a talented young cast from Withington Girls’ School and The Manchester Grammar School, with many praising the production saying the standard […]

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