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 email@example.com
Justine Greening visits Sixth Form Society
Last week our Sixth Form Society had the honour of welcoming the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, as a guest speaker. Greening came to talk to students from Ark Putney as well as a number of other local schools about her new role in The Cabinet and the Conservative Party’s plans for education in the UK. After sharing some details of her career in politics and the journey that led her to the position she currently holds, Greening fielded a number of questions from the audience which lay way for a lively debate between students on key issues such as Grammar Schools and lowering the age of voting to sixteen. It was fantastic to see so many young people so engaged with current affairs and so passionate in their views.
"It was great to see our students asking such challenging questions and taking an interest in the world around them. As Ms Greening stated democracy starts with asking questions and challenging the status quo which is exactly what the the students did." Alison Downey - Principal
Ark Putney Academy’s Sixth Form Society is considered one of the best in London, with a history of very high calibre speakers visiting our school. As well as our most recent visit from Justine Greening we have welcomed a number of influential figures from the world of politics including Ken Livingstone and Peter Tatchell. A visit from Matthew Barzun, the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, last year facilitated six of our Sixth Form students being invited to meet Barack Obama at a speech he was giving in Central London.
If you would like to know more about joining the Sixth Form at Ark Putney Academy, please email our Head of Sixth Form firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Sixth Form area of our website.