Friday 14th February INSET day and Year 11- 13 Half term revision
Friday 14th February - 09:00 - 14:30 - ALL Year 11 students in school
Please see Y11 letter for half term dates
Friday 14th February is a staff training day. However, several Year 11 & sixth form teachers have requested to teach key stage 4 & 5 lessons on that day to help students prepare for both GCSE's and 6th form up coming mocks on the 24th February. Attendance to these lessons is compulsory. Students should arrive 15 minutes before their lesson in their daily, professional attire. If students would like to remain on site during lunchtime, lunch will be provided free of charge. Students must sign in and out at reception.
A Level Results Day Record!
Ark Putney Academy is celebrating its outstanding A level results, as the number of students achieving top grades rose yet again.
A record 80% of A Level entries were A*-C grades - the highest percentage achieved in the history of the school.
Khalid Said who achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Further Maths and an A in Biology is set to take up a place studying Economics at UCL. “I am delighted with the results – the teaching and support from the school has really pushed me to exceed even my own expectations”.
Khalid Said off to study Economics at UCL
Student Mohammed Rajani, above, achieved A*A*A in Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and is studying Chemistry at Oxford. “I am so excited to be going to Oxford – this is a long term dream realised – and I have my teachers at Ark Putney to thank for it, they have been amazing.”
Oxbridge student Mohammed Rajani
Maths, Biology and Chemistry student Kenneth Barba achieved an outstanding AAB grade and will also be taking up a place at another top 10 ranking university – studying Electronic Engineering at Kings College London. “My time here has been so valuable – the culture is so inclusive and has really helped my personal development”.
Ark Putney Academy also saw an increase in sixth formers winning places on highly competitive degree apprenticeship programmes. Business student Renni James achieved a D*DD and will join top contracting firm MACE as a Project Manager in September. “The careers programme at Ark Putney taught me to grab opportunities with both hands and how to really self myself and my capabilities. I knew the traditional Uni route wasn’t for me but thanks to Ark Putney I am on one of the most competitive degree apprenticeship programmes in the country”.
Renni James will join Mace in September
Ark Putney Academy are dedicated to adding value. Sports and Psychology student Hanaa Abdi averaged B grades at GCSE when she joined the sixth form in Year 12. She is now celebrating a D*DD result in her extended diploma - equivalent to A*AA at A Level. “It’s my dream to be successful in the field of Sports Psychology and to inspire young Muslim women. I want them to see that this is a lucrative and rewarding pathway”
Hanaa Abdi is one of the highest achieving students in her course
Principal Alison Downey, above, said: “It is with great pride that we announce another record year for our A Level results. The dedication and drive from our students’ and teachers’ has been second to none and we see that on results day, this has really paid off. It is our mission to prepare students for life after Ark Putney Academy, and in our sixth form we see high calibre students going on to top ranking universities and employers – all with incredibly bright futures ahead.
Take a look at some more snaps from the day below