WOW - PCSA ANNOUNCE ANOTHER SET OF GREAT MATHS RESULTS
August 2013 C+ maths results at PCSA will be at least 76% with the school aiming to get to a stunning 85% this year.
Following results received today (Thursday, April 18th) we can announce that 76.1% of Year 11 students will leave this summer with at least a C in maths.
These are confirmed results. Many will leave with B, A and A*.
Neville Coles, Principal at PCSA, said, "Wow - 76% in April is fantastic, absolutely stunning. I am so pleased for Mr Phillips (Head of Maths) and his great maths team at PCSA. Well done to all maths teachers and support staff in that area. All staff teach maths at PCSA, as part of our tutor time programmes, and this is a great outcome for everyone at the school. We are not finished as yet for 2013; we are telling all our Year 11s and Year 10s that they can meet and beat their targets this year - we aspire for 100%. We are now realistically aiming for 85% C+ in maths in 2013. 'GCSE pod' and past papers really help. It also must be said that we have great parental support at Priory. Thanks go to parents for supporting their children. As Mr Phillips often says ... 'Every Student Counts at PCSA!' We will continue over the next few years to focus strongly on English and maths".
Priory has been working with other schools in North Somerset and it has gained a national reputation for its work in maths. Staff also now work in schools in Wales assisting with maths. Please contact the school if you require 'school to school' support with maths. Private tutoring is also available. Contact Tania Caulfield on 01934 529362 for more information. The student need not be a PCSA student. We are developing a team of private tutors to add to our work with maths.
Outstanding progress at PCSA in maths
C+ in Maths
2006 - 34%
2007 - 42%
2008 - 47%
2009 - 55%
2010 - 65%
2011 - 72%
2012 - 77%
April 2013 - BANKED AT 76.1% - we aim for the BHAG and want to go to 90% in August (another 32 students at C+).
Up from 67% banked in January.
In 2012, Maths ended with 77% - we are aiming for 85% - 90% maths this year in August.
Period 6 Activities at PCSA
Priory TV - Latest Episode
YEAR 7 STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Ms Smith took a team of 6 year 7 and one year 8 students to the Toyota STEM challenge in Bristol. They had the most fantastic time and were all a real credit to PCSA, all impressing the judges with their enthusiasm, team work and presentational skills. Whilst they did not win they came a very creditable 4th out of 7 teams. Each student was awarded a certificate and a £10 voucher.
The year 7s are Will Fuller, Will Byrne, Jake Wood, Vaughan Ridsdale, Elliot Ridsdale and Chandler Hall.
YEAR 8 STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Our year 7 students of the week are Lucy Macklin and Lucy Fletcher in 7A5. Both girls won the invention competition in Science during Science week. They designed a fabulous phone case. They are looking forward to getting their prizes soon!
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Message from Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson "Honoured" After Learning Centre Named After Him
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.
PCSA Students Hit Grade C 9 Months Early
HALF of all Priory Community School Year 11 students have already passed their GCSE Maths at Grade C - some 9 months early.
Head of Upper School Jane McBride said: "We develop the whole child with heavy emphasis on sport and the Arts for example, but we also believe in exam results. They give a platform to a life of success."