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 Post subject: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:07 am 
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Would anyone be willing to share their views on Withington vs AGGS vs MHSG? What strengths do these private schools offer more than AGSG - facilities?


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Since no one has replied to your enquiry I will give you my opinion. WGS has no special facilities, it is quite a claustrophobic environment set in a rundown area of Manchester but the main theatre is something to behold -MGHS is more fancy with more facilities but not as academic as WGS.

The facilities at my son's school in Hartford(co-ed) are much better but completely wasted on him since his only extracurricula interest is computer coding :roll: just as well he wants his hobby to be his career :D


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:10 pm 
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dont know abt private but aggs no doubt v competitive. girls work at higher level. standard of teaching ill rate 2 out of 5. reason being u need to get private tutoring if u r not much of help and daughter is not keen of studies. if daughter is in year 8 she will be working course of year 9. tests are of v high standard. assessmemts are tricky. they teach children a discipline. there is no dull student in any of the forms. all are brilliant n sharp which creates an environment of competition.


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:46 pm 
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beenish wrote:
dont know abt private but aggs no doubt v competitive. girls work at higher level. standard of teaching ill rate 2 out of 5. reason being u need to get private tutoring if u r not much of help and daughter is not keen of studies. if daughter is in year 8 she will be working course of year 9. tests are of v high standard. assessmemts are tricky. they teach children a discipline. there is no dull student in any of the forms. all are brilliant n sharp which creates an environment of competition.


Your DD must be attending another AGGS to mine the first 2 yrs are quite relaxed but the pressure does mount in yr 9.

For those who have passed for 2016 do not be put off with unfounded horror stories of overly academic or pressurised environment-the pressure is applied at the right time i.e yr 9.

So welcome to a great school :D


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:46 pm 
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Thank you catseye.

People suggest mhsg is not as academic but I find myself wondering if this is a bit of a myth. I would like to know if it meets high attainers academic needs well. I am presuming so, as its A level results are very good.


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:22 pm 
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hi
my DD is y8 @MHSG she also passed WGS and AGGS, but always had her heart set on MHSG. She is very happy there and has friends at WGS and AGGS. MHSG is academic, in year 7 she studied 4 languages and 3 sciences, y8 is now 3 languages and in total she has 16 subjects, her friends at both schools study less and have a lot less homework and assessments. The pastoral care at MHSG is excellent and study skills plus work/life balance are emphasized and focused on thorough out with a special activities week on each to help cement the message. The girls are encouraged to be resilient and to develop the courage to tackle things they find hard or uncomfortable. the school do IB as well as Alevels and ensure the girls are aware of all options open to them


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:12 pm 
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https://www.qebarnet.co.uk/files/Sunday ... _02_16.pdf

This only considers academics not pastoral care or facilities.

WGS has consistently outperformed MHSG in academics.

the pecking order is;

WGS closely followed by MGS

Then followed by AGGS,MHSG and The Grange

Then followed by AGSB,Kings/Queens of Chester, Boltons boy/girl division, Stockport Grammar, Cheadle hulme,MTS liverpool .....Most of the other Trafford Grammars


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:55 am 
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Thank you Catseye.


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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:09 pm 
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The above data (courtesy of Catseye) only shows the failure of comprehensives including grammar schools over independent schools. The government should reinstate grammar schools and abolish independent schools to put all intellectually able children in equal footing.

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 Post subject: Re: AGSG, MHSG, WGS
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:23 pm 
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enigma wrote:
The above data (courtesy of Catseye) only shows the failure of comprehensives including grammar schools over independent schools


What it actually shows is the more selective a school is the higher up the tables it is-it has no measure of value added the most important measure.
Cor blimey, who would've thought it!

enigma wrote:
The government should reinstate grammar schools and abolish independent schools to put all intellectually able children in equal footing.


The government should abolish all selective schools to put all intellectually able children on an equal footing.

Just another way of looking at it. :wink:


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