APS News

Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony 2019

The ‘2019 Haringey Schools Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Presentation Evening’ took place on Monday 10th June 2019 at The Bernie Grants Arts Centre. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of students across the borough. The Jack Petchey Achievement Award is given to a pupil from each year who demonstrates enthusiasm and determination in lesson or outside of the classroom. They don't need to be the most academic, rather somebody who contributes positively to the school environment. There were 7 APS students from KS3,4 and 5 there to receive their awards.
 
Ms. Cannon was also present to receive her Jack Petchey Leader Award having been nominated by students at APS for her excellent teaching.
 
Congratulations to all the winners.

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Pompeii Trip 2018

Mr Short and Mr Bonham-Carter recently took Year 11 classics students on a very successful trip to Pompeii. Below are comments from some of the students involved:

The trip was relaxing but yet fast paced and energetic at the same time. We wasted no time in the beautiful ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii and saw everything we could have hoped to have seen in the time we had. We also got an educational commentary on the sights from Mr Bonham-Carter and Mr Short who I’m sure had an insightful time also. Not just educational but also highly enjoyable as Naples provided us with the best pizza that we have ever tasted and a picturesque view from the Bay.Daniel, 11X

It had been a week of rain and gloom in England and I think just about everyone was missing the heat and fun of the summer, there couldn’t have been a better time to jump on a plane (albeit the crack of dawn), and fly to the sunny, beautiful Amalfi coast. The days were jam packed indulging in both the rich history of Herculaneum and Pompeii and huge amounts of pizza, pasta and ice cream. What's more we had the amazing experience of swimming in the Bay of Naples during a stunning sunset after a warm and chock-a-block day visiting Pompeii and the beautiful Sorrento. A brilliant weekend that made returning to the cold and raining London with tonnes of homework and revision just that much more depressing.Flo, 11X

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Year 11 Notices Nov. 2018

Mr Bonham-Carter writes:

Year 11 are working hard and rising to the challenges of the GCSE year. As always, the small details are what matters. Students will succeed if they can continue to be:

· Organised 

· Positive

· Resilient

December Mocks:

Students should treat the next month as a dress rehearsal for next summer. It’s crucial that students organise their time around revising. In assembly we have been listening to a Year 12 discussing their successful revision strategies. Key ideas were:

  • Make a list of the main topics you will be tested on
  • Be honest with yourself about the topics that you need to focus on (there’s no point just revising things you are already good at!)
  • Break up your revision into chunks and timetable when you will revise them. A couple of hours a day during the week is about right. More at the weekend.
  • Put your phone in another room!
  • Attend all possible school revision sessions
  • Practise under timed conditions and keep identifying areas where you need to revise more
  • Stay healthy – eat properly, drink water and get enough sleep
  • Keep up with your school-work

Key Stage 4 Blog

Please look on the KS4 APS Blog for regular updates of revision strategies and subject topic breakdowns. 

Beyond June…

It’s not all exams though and Year 11 are still playing a full part in school life. Year 11 students have recently enjoyed successful trips to Germany and Pompeii, the football team is doing brilliantly, Year 11 are heavily involved in the school play and a group of 25 monitors are helping Year 7 students settle in.

year11 ncsNCS The Challenge Summer 2019

We had a presentation from The National Citizen Service regarding The Challenge. This is a fantastic Government subsidised opportunity for 15-17 year olds to spend time away from home in an exciting environment over the summer. As well as developing key personal skills, the students will work in groups to develop and manage projects.  It’s an amazing           opportunity and highly recommended by previous students. In the past up to 50 APS       students per year have taken part – don’t miss out! 

You can read all about The Challenge on their website here: https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

 

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