Curriculum Information

Student Tracker Report - KS4 Guide

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APS Values GCSE Table

1. Targets and Attainment

The 9 to 1 GCSE grades are now used for all subjects except Turkish. The diagram to the right illustrates how these number grades relate to the old A* to G letter grades.

2. Learning Grade Definitions

The learning grades provide an indication of students’ behaviour in lessons and the quality of classwork and homework produced in each subject. Definitions for each grade are below.

 

Behaviour

 A  Excellent Always polite and respectful to others and always makes a positive contribution to the learning environment
in class and around the school.
 B  Good Usually polite and respectful to others and usually makes a positive contribution to the learning environment
in class and around the school.
 C  Unsatisfactory Is usually polite and respectful to others but needs regular reminders to concentrate on learning without distracting
others and to behave sensibly around the school.
 D  Poor Is often disrespectful to others and distracts others from their learning; has difficulty maintaining a high standard
of behaviour around the school.
 E  Serious Concern Is often rude and disruptive. Is unable to maintain an acceptable level of behaviour in class and around the school.

* In DT, the behaviour grade takes into account students’ ability to work safely with tools and equipment.

Classwork

 Excellent   Work is always completed efficiently and/or to a standard reflecting his/her best work and often going beyond
the expected minimum.
 B  Good Work is usually completed efficiently and/or to a standard reflecting his/her best work.
 C  Unsatisfactory Work is usually completed but not often efficiently and/or does not always reflect his/her best work.
He/she usually only completes the minimum requirements.
 D  Poor   Work is usually not completed efficiently and/or is below the expected standard for his/her ability.
More time and effort needs to be spent on classwork to meet the required standard.
 E  Serious Concern Work is rarely completed and/or is usually of a poor standard.

 

Homework

 A  Excellent Work is always completed on time to a standard reflecting his/her best work and often going beyond
the expected minimum.
 B  Good Work is usually completed on time to a standard reflecting his/her best work.
 C  Unsatisfactory   Work is usually completed but not regularly on time and/or does not always reflect his/her best work.
He/she usually only completes the minimum requirements.
 D  Poor Work is usually not completed on time and/or is below the expected standard for his/her ability.
More time and effort needs to be spent on homework to meet required standard.
 E  Serious Concern Work is rarely completed and/or is usually of a poor standard.
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Careers Education at Alexandra Park School

We support our students in making well-informed decisions about their future by providing access to a range of impartial information and guidance about the range of further education and training options available to them when they leave APS, both academic and vocational. We offer each student differentiated and independent advice on those options most likely to help them achieve their goals, in line with our vision ‘success for all’.

All students have access to a selection of events and assemblies on the subject of careers advice and subject choices and we invite parents and alumni into the classrooms to hold sessions on careers in specific industries throughout the year. Work Related Learning is also delivered across the curriculum, with a specific focus provided in citizenship lessons on preparing for future education and employment.

We have published a summary of our careers programme provision in our Careers Strategy, which includes information on how we measure and assesses the impact of our programme. This strategy document is available to download below and is reviewed and published annually.

We have also published a policy statement setting out the circumstances in which providers of technical education and apprenticeships are able to provide careers information to our students. This policy statement is published on the policies page of the school website.

Download the APS Careers Strategy

Other Resources

General careers advice including support for choosing a career, writing a CV and completing job applications

Work experience

Apprenticeships

Gap Years

Year in Industry / Headstart

Further information

Students, parents and carers are welcome to contact the APS Careers Leader, Tony Cummisky at tcummisky@alexandrapark.school or by telephone at 020 8826 5011 for further information and advice on careers.