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Year 6 Transition 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

This part of the website contains resources that we hope you will find useful during your child’s transition from their primary school to AGGS.

We held an Induction Evening on 3 July 2023 for parents and carers of new Year 7 students. If you were unable to attend, the PowerPoint for the event and other resources are included below.

LAMDA Speech and Drama Lessons

Students in Year 7 are offered the opportunity to further their speaking, listening and performance skills through LAMDA Speech and Drama lessons.

Students will work with a variety of texts, which will support their literacy work at school. Lessons will follow the LAMDA Syllabus and students will be offered the opportunity to enter for the world-renowned LAMDA examinations in communication; Speaking of Verse and Prose Exams use poetry and prose to develop effective oral communication skills that will prove invaluable throughout life. Performing texts from memory helps to develop strong presentation skills, a clear speaking voice, self-discipline and focus.

These lessons will be extracurricular and will take place before school or during the lunch break and for this academic year. There are also a limited number of private, one to one lessons available during curriculum time where students will be able to focus on other grades and syllabus pathways that are not offered in the group sessions. A fully qualified English and Drama teacher with LAMDA teaching experience and actor training will teach the lessons. There will also be the opportunity for your child to be entered for the relevant LAMDA examination, for which there will be an additional charge for examination entry. If your child is eligible for pupil premium funding, then they can use some of this funding to pay for LAMDA lessons. Group lessons will take place on a Thursday for Year 7 and will be following the Verse and Prose Grade 3 syllabus.

If you would like any further information about LAMDA you can email school admin@aggs.bright-futures.co.uk and mark your email FAO Mrs Ryan, Head of Drama.

Music (Instrument) Lessons

Our Head of Music, Ms Mayall, has prepared a PowerPoint which was shared in our Music Induction Evening. It outlines the full range of musical activities going on at school, including instrument lessons which you can arrange for your child.

There is plenty of further information across the school website, including the Year 7 section and we have also put together a section of the website with information and advice that your daughter can look through Year 6 Students Page.

If you have any further queries or concerns, please contact me via the school admin email address: admin@aggs.bright-futures.co.uk

Kind regards,

Mike Lovelady

Senior Tutor Year 7

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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cavendish Road, Bowdon,
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2NL
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