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

Photography

It is vital that all students own, or can borrow, a camera other than a mobile phone camera.

AS Photography

Exam board: EDEXCEL

There are four assessment objectives (25% for each) that the students need to adhere to. These are:

AO1: DEVELOP AO2: REFINE AO3: RECORD AO4: PRESENT

Unit 1: Coursework (50%)

The introduction to the coursework acts like a mini-foundation course. Students will study how a variety of artists and photographers respond to the world around them and will work on getting to know the cameras. They will be encouraged to respond in their own way and start to explore a personal theme. There will be a trip to galleries and several photoshoots around London. It is vital that students start to visit a variety of locations to further their personal work.

The photographs are then cropped and manipulated using Photoshop and the students present all of their workings as a Power Point. Although most of the work is digitalised photography, there is room for film and photographic collage.

The coursework unit finishes with an eight hour Mock Exam where students work to perfect their Power Points and final photographic pieces.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (50%)

This exam paper will be given to students in the January of year 12. It is set by the exam board (Edexcel) and allows the student to prepare a work-journal of research leading to an eight hour examination in May.

The students need to use the experience gathered over the previous term of AS to help them develop ideas, explore materials, analyse, evaluate and work towards a final piece. They will then exhibit the work for internal marking and external verification by the exam board. As with the coursework, students will be judged on the four Assessment Objectives.

A2 Photography

Unit 3: Coursework (60%)

There are two components in this A2 unit; the Practical Work-Journal and the Personal Study. The Personal Study encourages the students to analyse and evaluate the work of artists and photographers in depth. For the practical journal they will be encouraged to respond in their own way and start to explore a personal theme. There will be a trip to London for a photo-shoot and to visit galleries.

Students can experiment with a variety of strategies and will be encouraged to take risks with their work and independently move forward. They should produce a Power Point of ideas, development, analysis and evaluation leading to the production of a final piece in a Mock Exam.

The coursework unit will be completed early in January.

Unit 4: Externally set assignment (40%)

This exam paper will be given to students in the January of year 13. It is set by the exam board (Edexcel) and allows the student to prepare a work-journal of research leading to the twelve hour practical examination in May.

The students need to use the experience gathered over the previous years of AS and A2 to help them develop ideas, explore materials, analyse, evaluate and work towards a final piece. They will then exhibit the work for internal marking and external verification by the exam board. As with the coursework, students will be judged on the four Assessment Objectives.