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    Extracurricular

    Extracurricular

    We offer a wide variety of enrichment experiences beyond the classroom, including: 

    • Art Galleries,  Charity Work,  Chess club,  Concerts, Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Bronze, Silver & Gold levels,  Field Studies,  Modern Language Residential Visits (French, German, Spanish),  Work Experience Abroad for A Level MFL students, Maths Challenges, Mock Trials, Science Olympiads, Ski trips, Sports (clubs, fixtures, trips), Theatre Trips, Work Experience, Young Enterprise

    Our Subject staff give generously of their time above & beyond and offer this wide range of subject based enrichment.  We do encourage all students to get involved:

     

    Department

    Extra Curricular Opportunities on offer at AGS

    Art/Photography

    Photojournalism Competition - all KS

    Film Competition - all KS

    November 2019 - Yr 13 Art and Photography trip to Naples

    Biology

    KS3 - Bristol zoo trip y7, lunch stick insect cleaning by invitation

    KS4 - Intermediate biology olympiad,

    KS5 - Biology live lectures, Cancer studies visit to Oxford Uni,Y12  Intermediate Biology olympiad, Y13 Biology Olympiad, Optional DNA techniques residential, compulsory field course residential, optional Genetic engineering practical, Sci Society, Med Society (also open to y11)

    All - invitation to assist in dissections for parents and potential students etc.at Open evenings

    Chemistry

    KS3 - Salters festival of chemistry

    KS4 - RSC Top of the bench competition

    KS5 - Chemistry Olympiad,  C3L6 (Cambridge University extension),

              Warwick Uni trip and lecture

    Physics

    KS3 - Lunchtime Physics Club

    Year 9 - Physics Big Quiz with Birmingham University

    KS4 - Intermediate Physics Olympiad

    KS5 - Royal Institue’s Primary Maths for Physics Masterclass programme

    Business

    Young Enterprise - National competition for ‘company teams’

    BASE competition  - National Business & Accounting competition run by the ICAEW

    Working lunch - talks by external speakers on a range of Economics / Business related topics

    November 2019 - trip to Naples visiting a range of businesses

    Economics

    RES Essay competition

    Working lunch - talks by external speakers on a range of Economics / Business related topics

    November 2019 - trip to Naples visiting a range of businesses

    Design Technology

    Design Museum trip and workshop - Key stage 5

    Product design in SAction lectures at Warwick University - Key stage 5

    Regional design competition  through M.A.N at warwick university - Key stage 5

    National Ventura competition  - Key stage 4

    3D printing lunchtime club - Year 8

    English

    Writers’ Group: Tues 12.50-1.20 En1 (Sixth Form Creative writer and Mrs Bremner-Smith)    

    Writing Competitions (Mrs Doudican and Mrs Bremner-Smith)

    Public Speaking Competition Y10-11 (Miss Bailie)

    Schools Challenge Y10-13 (Miss Humphries)

    Poetry Slam Y7-11 (Ms McLean)

    Trips: watch out for lectures, theatre trips, film screenings etc. (all teachers)

    As per Opportunities Assembly slide

    Drama

    Whole School Play.

    Theatre Trips

    KS3 Drama Club

    French, German, Spanish

    Residential trips for Year 8 in enrichment week.

    Work experience abroad for sixth form MFL students.

    Language Leaders in KS3 and 4.

    LangSoc in KS5.

    Optional Olympiad essay competitions.

    Annual Northern Hemisphere Language competition.

    Visits to and from local university MFL departments arranged when available.

    Annual celebration of European Day of Languages - this year featuring International “Bake Off” competition.

    Geography

    Trips to Castleton in year 7, River Arrow in year 8, Birmingham in year 9, residential trip to Snowdonia in year 10, Stratford and residential trip to Dorset in year 12. 

    Plans for an awe and wonder trip for academic year 2020/21

    University revision day trip to year 13 

    Weekly mentoring to year 13 students 

    History

    Trips to Warwick Castle, Black Country Museum

    Y7 History Ambassadors

    KS5 Lessons from Auschwitz Project

    Food & Nutrition

    Yr 7 trip to Cadbury World July 2020

    KS4 & 5 trip to Good Food Show Nov 2019 and UCB tbc

    March 2020 Food trip to Italy tbc

    KS3 Textiles lunch clubs and pop up Food clubs 

    Computing

    Homework Club. Girl’s Coding Club. 

    Computer Science in Action trip for sixth form. Other trips being researched. 

    British Informatics Olympiad - sixth form. 

    Cyber first for girls competition - year 8. Other opportunities as they arise.  

    Mathematics

    KS3

    Omega Maths Club, Junior Maths Challenge, Year 7 Maths trail, Bletchley Park, Drayton Manor

    KS4 -

    Maths Lectures, Intermediate Maths Trail, Maths support sessions, Maths Team Challenge

    Ks5

    Maths Lectures, Maths support, Senior Maths Challenge, Senior Team Challenge

    Music

    KS3:  Young Voices, CBSO KS3 Concert Trip 2020

    KS4: GCSE Booster Sessions, Longborough Opera Trip 2020

    KS5: A Level Booster Sessions, A Level Recital Evening, Symphony Hall Concert Trip 


    Weekly lunchtime clubs: Young Voices, Senior Choir, Chamber Choir, ‘STRUM’ Guitar Group, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, ‘Beat It’ Drumming Group, Listening Club, String Group 


    Christmas Concert 2019, Carol Singing in Alcester 2019, Tea Time Concert 2020

    Summer Concert 2020, House Music 2020

    Physical Education

    Extra Curricular clubs

    Residentials to Calshot (Sixth Form) and Condover Hall (KS3).

    Overseas trips to Barcelona (Sixth Form) and South Africa (K34)

    Day trips to Wimbledon, Worcester Wolves basketball and Superleague netball

    PSHE

    Youth Parliament voting & form discussions

    Psychology

    Year 13 - ‘Behind Bars’ trip

    Residential trips - previously London, Vienna, Warsaw, Krakow

    Philosophy Religion & Ethics

    Philosophy Club

    Short Course GCSE

    KS5 Athens trip (pending)

    PRE Y8 trip as part of Humanities week - Gurdwara Sahib and P4C

    Y7 Philosophy for Children ½ day workshop