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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Student Conference
Stem 4 - 2018 Student Conference
Last week we welcomed Stem 4 to Ark Putney. Stem 4 are a charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage. With 1 in 10 young people aged between 5-16 experiencing some form of diagnosable mental health disorder - the purpose of the conference was to inform students about how good mental health can be achieved and to challenge any pre-conceived ideas they previously had.
Joined by other local schools, our Year 9 students kick started the conversation on how to help those around them that may be struggling with their mental health. They put forward some excellent ideas and began to build a campaign based concepts such as ‘Live in a world of positivity – remember you are good enough’. We were also treated to a rap by APA student Alexandre Gallimore – sending the message out through all mediums.
APA Principal Ms. Downey says ‘Mental health is a priority at APA. We focus on ways in which students can help themselves and their peers to handle the challenges that life has in store with the aim to have a balanced, meaningful and enjoyable life’.