Ex-Worle Community School student excels in A Levels after remarkably also teaching Priory students GCSE maths alongside his studies

Ryan Scott, 18, became the NSETC’s highest achieving learner with a remarkable A* and two As in Maths, Physics and Business Studies.

The ambitious high achiever will now study a BSc in Economics and Finance at Bristol University.

Ryan left Worle Community School two years ago and has since been teaching at Priory’s groundbreaking evening school and coaching GCSE students one to one.

Despite being only 17 he spent his time in between A Levels teaching Year 10 and 11 students high level GCSE maths at PCSA’S Priory Plus evening school.

Ryan said: “The results are amazing! I was hoping for an A and two Bs, and to achieve higher than that is a fantastic result.”

Principal of PCSA Neville Coles said: “Congratulations from all at Worle and at Priory to Ryan. A fully deserved outcome reflecting his hard work and dedication.

“It is particularly impressive that Ryan choose to teach others through the Priory Evening School whilst studying for his A levels.”

The Real Schools Guide 2016 names PCSA as one of the top 10 schools in the Bristol area

The Real Schools Guide 2016 has listed PCSA as one of the top 10 schools in the Bristol area.

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PCSA awarded prestigious National Teaching School status

PCSA has been awarded the prestigious title of National Teaching School after years of exceptional work.

The high-achieving Academy Trust was this week presented with the rare status fulfiling a wide range of criteria in training teachers and supporting other schools.

Priory’s success over years has in large part been to attracting the best teachers, and training up their own, as well as focussing on students first as their philosophy.

To become a teaching school, schools must be judged outstanding and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional teacher training and supporting other schools – all elements of which Priory has excelled.

Teaching schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to enable schools to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system.

Principal Neville Coles said: “We are delighted to be given this status. Our work in training up teachers over the years has been exceptional.”

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Multi-million pound centre opens at Worle school

Priory Community School has now officially opened the doors of its £1.4million Sir Richard Branson Centre.

Weston’s MP John Penrose attended the ceremony at Priory Community School and staff looked on as 15-year-old pupil Lloyd Bunyan cut the ribbon.

The centre is a support-to-learn hub which will help thousands of children overcome a range of issues to achieve success.

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The school is building the £1.4M Sir Richard Branson Centre to inspire thousands of students to achieve their dreams.

Sir Richard said this week: “Very proud that Priory Community School have named their support-to-learn centre after me. Education is very important, and having the right environment to learn is vital”.

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