Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 526 PRIZEGIVING AND AWARDS Oxford University Summer School Success Congratulations to Hung Nguyen in Year 12 who has been offered a place on the University of Oxford’s UNIQ Summer School 2016. Competition for these places is very tough, with 5,800 students applying for 875 places this year. The UNIQ Summer School is the University of Oxford’s flagship widening access programme. Hung will study Law for a week in July, attending lectures and seminars by Oxford academics, and will be mentored by current undergraduates. Hung will also attend workshops on interviews and personal statements, careers events, and social activities. The programme is very intensive and Hung has done exceptionally well to secure his place to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Sutton Trust Summer School Three HGS Year 12 students have been successful in their applications to the Sutton Trust Summer Schools this academic year. Anisa Farooq and Tukeer Hussain have been offered places on the Warwick University Sutton Trust Summer School from 25th to 29th July. Anisa will be attending the Law Degree Course whilst Tukeer will be attending the Economics Degree Course. In addition to this, Abdi Mohamed, Iffat Jahangir and Tahera Rahman have all been offered places on the Cambridge University Sutton Trust Summer School for Medicine. This week long course takes place between 8th and 12th August and will be held at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge University. These are fantastic opportunities for our Year 12 students and will enable them to have a real insight into life as a student at two of the best Universities not only in this country but globally. It will also put them in an ideal position to make a strong application to those Universities in September. They have secured their places from tough competition as there were hundreds of applications for a very small number of places. This is a fantastic opportunity as well as a wonderful achievement and we are certain that they will have an amazing experience. OXBRIDGE SUCCESS Our congratulations go to Abdi Ige who has secured the offer of a place at Merton College, Oxford to read History and Politics and also to Manraj Dhanda who has secured a place at Queens’ College, Cambridge to read Engineering. This is a wonderful achievement in what is an ever increasingly competitive arena. NACE Membership Handsworth Grammar School is pleased to be re-awarded its NACE membership for showing consistent commitment to provision for more able and talented pupils in school. NACE is the National Association for Able Children in Education. YEAR 7 GERMAN SPELLING BEE – REGIONAL COMPETITION Following their success in the form and school competitions of the Foreign Language Spelling Bee, which was organised by Routes into Languages (, Rajan Aulakh, 7G, Manraaj Sidhu, 7H and Ibrahim Zaman, 7G took part in the regional competition at Aston University on 13th April 2015. After an exciting semi-final, Rajan and Ibrahim went through to the final round. Rajan showed a fantastic strength of nerve and emerged as the winner of the regional final. He will now compete in the National Foreign Language Spelling Bee at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 1st July. Congratulations!