KS3 Homework

Year 7 BAE & RAF Roadshow

On Thursday 8th March three enthusiastic presenters, one robot and a huge fan arrived at APS to deliver a show about maths and engineering to all of our Y7. Here are some comments from the Y7 students.

Year 7 Roadshow 1

I thought it was a great experience and I learnt lots of things about maths and science that I didn't know before. My favourite part was learning about Miya and how much information could be stored in such a tiny body! THANKYOU!!!Alena
I liked the experience because I learned that rad planes had facial recognition and Miya the robot was quite cute and small also she was really smart  so thank you for the amazing experience Ali
I learnt so much, thank you. Orla
I really loved your science show it was really cool, I learnt so much. Bea
It was cool. -Nancy
I think it was awesome and you have given me an idea of how science is really cool and interesting Leo
I'm thinking of being a pilot so this helped me learn what's inside plane ✈️Gil
A description of what it was ????????Billy
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APS Values

Alexandra Park School's Values

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School is about more than exam results; we educate the whole student.

When we say goodbye to students at the end of their time with us we hope that they are well-rounded individuals, confident about their futures, with the skills to achieve on their chosen paths. To ensure this, we actively teach values and characteristics that we believe will help them during their time at school and later in life.

Resilience is the ability to deal with setbacks and the capacity to push on through difficulties to complete tasks. At school and beyond, this characteristic can be the difference between success and failure. It can be encouraged and must be practised. Those who throw themselves into tasks, without the fear of failure, often gain the most from them. By doing and succeeding, we build our confidence. Sometimes we need to be fearless in order to start a task, particularly something that is new to us: we must have a sense of adventure and the desire to try something challenging.

One of the goals of education is to give students independence so that they can flourish on their own. The first step on this road is to take responsibility for your own learning and, rather than waiting to be shown something, take the initiative and find out for yourself. The best learners show drive; they are independent and motivated, with high ambitions for their work. Longer-term ambitions usually begin with the spark of interest in something. Finding this spark is part of the school experience.

Being organised is more than just remembering what you need to bring to school, planning your time and completing tasks by the due date. It is about having systems of thought that will allow you to structure essay responses and see your way through a task.

We are using the word creativity to mean more than the conventional definition of artistic endeavour. Creativity in finding new ways to accomplish tasks and innovation in finding solutions to difficult problems can differentiate us from our peers. These skills can be developed in all subjects. After the uniformity of the school experience, life is likely to be varied and changing. Being ready and willing to adapt to new situations is a valuable skill.
Whilst learning is a goal in itself we are judged by what we produce. The care, patience, diligence and desire to perfect a piece of work are summed up in a sense of craftsmanship.

Learning new things requires an interest in the world outside of your immediate life. A sense of inquisitiveness and curiosity makes this easier. Whilst some people are naturally curious, others must make an effort. However, it is its own reward. Learning new things opens up new worlds and our curiosity grows.

Whilst being happy may not be as simple as making a decision to be happy, we can find ways to be positive, work out what makes us happy and practise other characteristics that will help us be happy: gratitude, kindness and open-mindedness. Positivity is also about enthusiasm and willingness; a recognition that whilst there may be other things that you would rather be doing right now, you will get the most out of something if you commit to it whole-heartedly. Hard work is much more rewarding if you are enthusiastic about your subject!

Empathy and consideration, the ability to understand the feelings of others and modify our responses with those feelings in mind, are qualities that may not help earn academic grades or get us to university but will be essential to our success in every other aspect of life.

APS Values Reporting

A sample Values report is shown below. All teaching staff contribute to the values report based on observation of each value during class activities and interactions. Individual staff contributions are averaged to create the report you receive.

APS Values Reporting table1

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Student Tracker Report - KS3 Guide

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Please note that there is a further FQA document in the parent Guides and Reportingsection of the website, should you want more information about the reports.

1. Academic Progress Tracking Report:

APS Values GCSE Table

A) Minimum GCSE target grades are based on prior attainment data and are set using the new 9-1 grading system, as all students currently studying in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be sitting only the ‘new’ (reformed) GCSEs. The diagram below illustrates how these new grades relate to the old A-C/D-G grading system, and includes an approximation of how the distribution of grades will change (in the form of a percentage).

 

 

 

B) Progress in relation to these minimum target grades is assessed each term in every subject using the definitions below. Reports will continue to include assessment from previous terms for comparison.

KS3 report

C) Attendance and punctualityis also shown on all reports.

2. Values Reports

The values report has a broader educational focus, with the intention of developing a range of valuable attributes that will prepare students for life after school. The values are taught in subject areas and via the pastoral system.
All teaching staff contribute to the values report based on observation of each value during class activities and interactions. Individual staff contributions are averaged to create the report you receive.

 

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Year 7 Taster Evening

The APS year 7 taster evening took place on 5th July, providing parents with invaluable information pertaining to year 7 and the transition process.

Information provided on the evening can be found in the presentation available to download from below.

 

Our Year 7 Team  

Director of Studies: Mr. Nathan Richardson

020 8826 4899

NRI 

Transition Manager: Ms. Serap O'Flynn

020 8826 4852

SOF 

Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3: Ms. Joanna Chadwick

020 8826 4893

JCD
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