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

Ark Putney Academy Students Triumph at National Chess Tournament

Ark Putney Academy students triumph at national chess tournament.

Students at Ark Putney Academy have beaten schools from across the country to take home the Ark Chess Tournament trophy. The team took first place with a score of 23, outperforming the joint-second place teams who scored 16. 

The tournament’s star player was Ark Putney’s Guilhem Denninger, who won all of his seven matches. Guilhem was also recently named Under 16 London Junior Chess Champion who in the spirit of collegiality, also helps to train his fellow teammates.  

Guilhem said: “I knew we would all do well in the tournament and that extra training just gave us the push we needed! I’m really proud of what we achieved.”

Part of Ark Putney’s extra-curricular offer, the chess club has proved extremely popular - around 30 students regularly practise and play. The club is open to students every break, lunchtime and after school and is run by the Head of Music, Mr Marshall.

Mr Marshall said: “Chess, as well as being a lot of fun, is an inclusive sport that helps our students to develop their problem solving skills.

“It was lovely to see so many young people come together to not just compete against each other but to support each other too – competitors were giving each other tips and advice on how to improve their game. It really was an inspiring day.”

Sabir, Year 9, said: “I enjoyed playing against other schools – you don’t know how they play so you don’t know what to expect.”

Emmanuel, Year 9, added: “You’re always thinking you made a mistake – pressure, pressure, pressure all the time!”

The Ark Putney team are determined to keep practicing and to hold onto the trophy at next year’s tournament.