A Level / BTEC Results Day

A-Level and BTEC Results Day 2018 will be published Thursday 16th August

School will open from 10am-2pm for students to pick up their results in person. 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide grades to friends or family members so transcripts will remain in school until students are able to come and collect them.

Preparation for Results Day

Students should ensure that contact details are up to date on UCAS as universities may need to contact them.Students should check their UCAS (track) account from 8am on the morning of Thursday 16th.  If they are holding conditional offers they will be able to see whether or not they have been accepted into their chosen university.

Clearing and Adjustment

Where students feel that their current offer is not the right one for them or they do not meet its conditions they can elect to go into Clearing.  Clearing places tend to fill up very quickly on results day so students should check the availability of courses in advance.  Staff will be on hand to support conversations with universities on results day.

Where students have done better than anticipated they can go through Adjustment.  This means that they can hold their firm offer while searching, through Clearing, for a more competitive course.  Again, it is essential that students research the availability of courses in advance.  Students can search for courses here: https://www.ucas.com/clearing-launch

Apprenticeships and Employment

We are on hand throughout the summer to support those students who have decided to go on to an apprenticeship or into employment.  If you would like to book an appointment with our destinations manager please email s.rout@arkputneyacademy.org

Drama

Teaching British Values through Drama

In Drama we promote British values through advocating and teaching acceptance of all individuals regardless of their differences. We pride ourselves in enabling students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through both curricular and extra-curricular activities, clubs and productions. We seek to understand the differences within and between cultures and demonstrate an acceptance of the beliefs and cultural norms in our multi-cultural society.  In Drama we encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.

Students enter KS3 typically with no prior attainment in Drama.  The first work they do is to learn the necessary skills that they will need for drama.  Lessons focus around creating positive team work and physical disciplines to enable the students to grow in confidence as performers and as critical and respectful audiences. They will learn a variety of techniques such as still image, thought tracking and flashbacks.  As they progress through the year they explore how to tell stories effectively in drama using different theatre styles and traditions such as mime and Commedia.

In Year 8 they explore creating characters and scripts, building on the skills they have learnt so far and applying this to more challenging theatrical forms such as abstract physical theatre.

In Year 9 they explore and develop the skills involved in spontaneous and polished improvisation. They focus on issue based theatre and develop scenes based on the work of practitioners such as Brecht and Boal.

In GCSE Drama, students have to respond to a number of different stimuli and texts in order to create drama from an actor, director, or designer perspective. They work on both scripted and devised performances as actors or designers. Students sit a written examination to demonstrate their knowledge of a set text and ability to write a theatre review.  They are also examined under live performance conditions by an external examiner.