APS News

Making your GCSE choices

You can download the APS Options Guide here to find out about the courses you must study next year and those you can choose as options. 

After you have explored the possibilities, click here to make your choices. Please have your login details to hand to access the APS Options website – you will have received these at the Options Evening on Thursday 14thMarch.

We wish you all the best with your decision making.

Who will help me decide?

  • Although it's good to talk to your friends, do not make the mistake of choosing the same courses as them. Choose the courses for you.
  • Talk to the teachers that know you best - Form Tutor, Director of Studies.
  • Talk to the subject teachers and ask them what they think.

Key Staff

If you have any questions relating to your options, please use the contact details below.

Mr Silverman (Deputy Headteacher) - dsilverman@alexandrapark.school
Ms Falola (KS4 Co-ordinator) afalola@alexandrapark.school
Ms Simon (Director of Studies) csimon@alexandrapark.school
Ms Perry (Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion) kperry@alexandrapark.school

Resources

Below are some links to further information which may help you decide which options to choose.

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APS students shortlisted in Take pArt Art Challenge

KS3 Art club students attended weekly sessions to create unique compositions for the 'Take pArt Art Challenge' competition supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation and delivered by national charity Children & the Arts. The theme for the competition consisted of exploring the topic 'Evolve'.

A number of our talented KS3 Art students entered the ‘Schools by Year 7-9 pupils’ category and as a result, out of 750 entries, three of our students’ compositions were shortlisted. Emily, Mila and Millie and their guests attended a private viewing to celebrate their achievements at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Alongside such an outstanding achievement, Mila’s composition was awarded as runner up for the ‘National Schools by Year 7-9 pupils’ category.

The Art department are all very proud of the students who attended KS3 Art club on a weekly basis to enter the ‘Take pArt Art Challenge’ competition.

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Year 9 Notices Nov. 2018

Ms Simon writes:

Year 9 Christmas Charity Project

Following the major success of our “Reverse Advent Calendar” charity project last year in which we collected almost 400kg of donations for the Haringey Food Bank, Year 9 will be undertaking another charity project in the run-up to Christmas 2018.

This year we are doing something a little different. We will be raising money for Mind in Haringey. The Year 9 students and Pastoral Team are aware that adolescence is a time when many people can struggle with their mental health. Unfortunately, feelings of anxiety, anger and sadness are all too common as are many other illnesses which young people need help and support to recover from. Mind in Haringey runs a wide range of programmes and sessions which aim to improve mental health for the people of Haringey and our students and staff would like to support them this Christmas.

We are asking each student to make a pledge and collect sponsorship for completing it. Pledges should be to do something which benefits students or those around them. Our theme is the twelve days of Christmas so they can pledge, for example, to cook 12 family meals in December, read 11 books, run 10 miles, visit 9 relatives, complete 8 extension or curiosity tasks, go 7 days without using their phone after 7pm… the options are endless!

Teachers or parents can then sign their pledge cards to confirm they have completed their pledge and donations can be made to the charity via the Year 9 Just Giving page (link to follow).
There is no lower or upper limit to what students can pledge or how much money they can collect; the idea is to do something as a school community which will, hopefully, benefit both our students and the wider community.

Please contact me (csimon@alexandrapark.school) if you have any questions.

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