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

APA Very First Careers Fair 2018!

During National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week Ark Putney Academy held its very first 'Careers Fair'. Opening it's doors to a mass of diverse exhibitors; from Technical Higher Educational Institutes and Universities, to Apprenticeship Providers, Local Employers, Charities, Learning Partners and Independent Business Volunteers.

This spanned a wide range of sectors including Healthcare & Medical, Science, Business Consultancy, Sports and Coaching, Sport & Business, IT and Tech, Law,  Creative and Media, Engineering, Construction, Hospitality and Food Industry, Music, Civil Service and Government Sector and Finance.

Throughout the morning students from Year 10, 11, 12 & 13 made their way through all the exhibitors and took part in networking activities. During break time the Fair was also open to other years - and we saw a huge take up from the younger years.The event was also open to parents throughout the morning. This event is aligned with the new Government Careers Strategy and Gatsby Benchmarking model dedicated to ensuring students now have key, meaningful encounters with employers during their time at school. This is with the aim that students have access to labour market information, and through speaking with professionals and 3rd parties they understand the pathways to different destinations. Meaning they can make right post-16 decisions surrounding what courses, degrees, apprenticeships, work experience, supercurricular activities needed, to get them to their chosen career.

From everyone at Ark Putney, we would like to take the opprtunity thank everyone that gave up their time to come to the Fair - we had an amazing time learning about the different jobs and courses available to us, and hearing from you made it really come to life....

 

The careers fair was a completely new experience for me. As a Media and Photography student I was keen to meet with people from the industry and find out about different careers as I didn't really know about what types of jobs my courses might lead to. I had a  really good chat with a Business contact who told me about the role of advertising and partnerships in Media - she talked about a recent campaign that she managed that involved working with Vogue and Snapchat which was really interesting. Another company West Creative quizzed me on Apprenticeships vs. University. This got me thinking about different routes I could take and I got some speed interviewing experience in the process. I also spoke with other industries and started to learn about how Marketing and Photography is used in their sectors - so now I feel like I know a bit more! - Nancy Y.12