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 527 PRIZEGIVING AND AWARDS Physics Challenge Success Congratulations to Year 12 students Isaac Rafiq and Mohsin Gandhi who both achieved Bronze Awards in the very demanding AS Physics Challenge Competition, run by the British Physics Olympiad. Donnell Burgess and Abu Saad Wariah also put in performances of note. In the equalling demanding GCSE Physics Challenge Competition, well done to Marcus Morris and Caleb Brown, who both achieved Bronze Awards, with Robert Frater, Dilan Coopen and Max Henry performing well too. Mr Jones, Head of Science Table-Tennis Tournament Taking full advantage of some of the new facilities available in school, Form 10N recently took part in a table-tennis tournament. The keenly fought competition saw Shoaib beating Husain in the third place contest, and Rayhan beating Gugandeep in the final to win the new (and now highly coveted) Nelson Trophy! Well done to all competitors for their fine display of sportsmanship; no arguing or attempted foul play was in evidence! Mr P Jones Results Ms Lewis (LAMDA and Drama teacher) would like to say a huge Congratulations to the Handsworth Grammar School students who studied LAMDA last year! The results are finally here… Sahil Karra – Grade 6 Acting (Solo) – Distinction. Kijani Sullivan – Grade 4 Acting (Solo) – Pass. Kamyab Mohseni – Grade 4 Acting (Solo) – Distinction. NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE AWARD Handsworth Grammar School Sixth Form have been presented with an award by the National Citizen Service. The award recognises the contribution that the Sixth Form have made to the Local Community by taking part in the National Citizen Service. Stephen Greene, Chair of the NCS Trust has acknowledged the high level of participation by our Sixth Form students. Nearly 90 of our students are actively involved in giving something back to the Local Community and being a Force for Good. This is one of (if not) the highest participation rates across all Birmingham schools. Well done Computing News To support the Computing & Multimedia department’s teaching of its Computer Science Curriculum for the 21st Century, we are pleased to announce our membership of The Oracle Academy. Oracle is the second largest software company in the world with an annual turnover of 38.8 billion US dollars. The Oracle Academy has 2.5 million students globally and is the de facto standard for Database design, development & Java Programming. As members of the Academy our students will benefit from access to leading computing educational resources that are engaging, up-to-date, industry-relevant and also gain industry-specific skills. Our Key Stage 5 Information Technology & Computer Science students will have direct access to a wealth of independent learning resources and online access to ‘Industry Experts.’ The Key Stage 3 curriculum will also be enhanced via the introduction of ‘Green foot’ & ‘Alice’ object based interactive Java development environments.