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  • 14/08/2020
    The Best of Times, the Worst of Times…

    After a year unlike any other, on Thursday morning we ran our annual A level results day which, similarly, was unlike anything that has preceded it. The results spreadsheet was impressive, with the superb grades we expect from our students, but, as is the case for most schools, the excitement and desire to proclaim it from the rooftops has been tempered by the sobering context. Social distancing has made results day a relatively quiet affair, but none-the-less upbeat and celebratory. I am delighted for our students, and proud of what they have achieved: at AKS, nearly 55% of the A

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  • 03/07/2020
    ‘Remarkable people in remarkable jobs make a difference to others.’

    Keira, Year 10’s submission for a writing task that featured in a previous GCSE paper There are many different jobs out there that are necessary to our lives. Some affect people more obviously than others. Not many people in the world fully appreciate everything that goes into their lives and making them what they are. From binmen to teachers, there are a variety of jobs out there; however, I still believe that some of the most remarkable workers are those in the NHS. When you were younger did you ever think of doctors as magicians? Some of the work they

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  • 15/06/2020
    The Round Square IDEALS Challenge

    The Pre-A Level course has given students the opportunity to have their thinking challenged by taking part in the Round Square IDEALS challenge with Leadership being the focus over the past 4 weeks. The big question being, what makes an effective leader in times of adversity? Students then had to complete a number of activities and reflective exercises independently.  This gave students a flavour of what is to come as part of their 6th Form studies; each one of the IDEALS will go ‘live’ each half term. Completion of all 6 of the IDEALS; International, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service will result in an official certificate

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