EXAMS 2014 at PCSA
We wish all students the very best for the forthcoming public GCSE and BTEC exams at PCSA.

We expect you to do brilliantly! Please prepare well for the future.

Past papers and revision materials are now available - P6 classes are in full swing.

WE BELIEVE IN YOU.
See PCSA's performance over the last 3 years
Message to Parents - April 2014

Latest Newsletter - Spring 2014
Parent View

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting our school.

It would be great if you could complete the survey – inspection teams rarely receive more than a handful of replies to Parent View, and it would be useful to Ofsted and to us if a significant number of our parents completed the survey.

Click here to complete the survey.

ATTENDANCE REALLY MATTERS

PCSA whole school attendance is currently at 96.65% – way above national norms.

8B3 and 11B4 both had 100% attendance for this week.

A special mention to 7A1 who have had 100% attendance for three weeks running.

BBC School Report
APPRENTICESHIPS

STEM Apprenticeship event, Bridgwater College, 27th February 2014.

Interested in finding out more about Higher Level and Advanced Apprenticeships? EBP-SW and the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) are running an Apprenticeship student and parent evening at Bridgwater College, 27th February 2014, 16.00 – 19.00.

Want apprenticeship and careers advice from top businesses and NAS? This interactive evening will inform, inspire and prepare students for their future.

This event highlights higher and advanced level apprenticeships available in the South West.

Aimed at 16-18 year olds. The event will include a Mega Class run by the National Space Centre and new for 2014.

Evening event: 4-7pm open to all

Please contact Janie on 01392 215501 or email Janie.harper@ebp-sw.org for more information.

Latest Newsletter - Autumn 2013
PCSA GCSE EXAMINATION RESULTS 2013

5 A*-C GCSE grades: 90% (NEW SCHOOL RECORD).

5 A*-C GCSE grades including English & Mathematics: 75% (NEW SCHOOL RECORD).

A*-C GCSE grades in English: 81%.

A*-C GCSE grades in Mathematics: 80% (NEW SCHOOL RECORD).


Last 3 years 5AC with EM – 69%, 70% and now 75%

Maths 72%, 77% and now 80%

English 84%, 82% and now 81%

Year 11 - START REVISING NOW

Year 11s – start your past papers and revision for maths now (go podding and past papering!)

Remember maths and English at C+ needed for College. Maths and English until 18 / C+.

You can do it – we believe in you.

Extra maths classes each weekday night at PCSA – join the ‘mathstastic’ work at PCSA! Y11 only.

Click here to watch maths revision videos on YouTube.

CHEF WHO SERVED LUNCH TO PRINCESS DIANA NOW TEACHING FINE DINING AND OTHER COOKERY TO STUDENTS AT PCSA

A FORMER chef and hospitality manager who served lunch to Princess Diana is now teaching students fine dining and other cookery skills for life at Priory Community School.

Simon Gray is teaching students the art of preparing and serving gourmet food and also plans food tasting sessions, cookery competitions and a host of other courses at the Academy Trust as part of his new role as head of the design team.

After training at the same catering college as Jamie Oliver, he ended up serving lunch to Lady Diana. He also ran public catering and hospitality at Wimbledon Tennis, the PGA golf tournament at Wentworth, the Windsor Horse Show and a variety of other top flight events.

The school believes all students should learn to cook and be able to make at least 5 basic meals.

PEDAL-POWERED SMOOTHIES INSPIRE PCSA STUDENTS TO HEALTHY AND SAFE TRAVEL IN FIRST SCHEME OF ITS KIND IN NORTH SOMERSET

PEDAL-POWERED smoothies are on the menu after Priory Community School, an Academy Trust, became the first school in North Somerset to benefit from initiatives to promote healthy and sustainable travel.

The Active Travel to School project was launched with students trying out a unique pedal-powered smoothie maker bike which showed how to convert energy through pedal power into a healthy breakfast option.

This project is a partnership between North Somerset Council and UK charity Sustrans, as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Travel West initiative. 

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Success at School

Success at School is a place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses, news and advice.

https://successatschool.org/

Careers Advice

Click here for Apprenticeships advice.

Click here for information on careers in science-based industries.

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Find more opportunities at www.directions.org.uk

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CareerPilot

CareerPilot is a careers information website, which includes:

  • Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?
  • More about different job sectors and what they are looking for.
  • About working and studying— including apprenticeship and uni level study.

Get the information you need to help you plan your future work and study at www.careerpilot.org.uk 

Or take a look at the Career Pilot App: www.careerpilotapp.org.uk

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