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Year 11 Revision Resources
23 Mar. 2017

Year 11 Revision Resources


The Academy has put together a great deal of information to help with the all important revision in this pre-exam season. Please follow the link for general information for Students and Parents here: Year 11 Revision For more subject specific information please visit our custom made Revision Hub : PCSA Revision Hub Mr Virgo and the […]

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Year 8 Exams: Week Commencing 18th April 2017
20 Mar. 2017

Year 8 Exams: Week Commencing 18th April 2017


Year 8 exams are taking place during the week beginning the 18th April 2017.   As you are aware, with the government changes in GCSEs and the move towards 100% terminal examinations, it is essential that we support the students to develop their exam skills. This will ensure they can display their knowledge in exam […]

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Famous Five Bake for Charity!
24 Mar. 2017

Famous Five Bake for Charity!


In aid of Comic Relief, five students: Elise Warren, Hollie Yates, Katie Scott, Tamsin Rowe and Izzy Ryman, have been baking all week with friends and family to ensure they had plenty of cakes ready for a break-time sale. The sale was a success as hundreds of students at Waterleat Road came to savour and […]

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Careers Advice
24 Mar. 2017

Careers Advice


The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Use the App, to complete a skills check, look at job profiles or gain advice about your CV and job applications. Download the National Careers Service App to help explore your future.

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Year 11 Outdoor Education Students test their First Aid Skills
24 Mar. 2017

Year 11 Outdoor Education Students test their First Aid Skills


On Thursday, the British Red Cross visited the Academy to deliver a lifesaving First Aid Course to Year 11 students. The Outdoor Education students learnt a variety of skills including; how to assess a casualty, resuscitation techniques and how to deal with life threatening bleeds, broken bones and burns.  This was a great opportunity for students […]

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Dance and Drama Students put through their paces!
22 Mar. 2017

Dance and Drama Students put through their paces!


Years 9 and 10 Dance and Drama students were treated to a wonderful workshop based on the hit Musical Film, ‘Into the Woods’. Pupils were put through their paces by Polly who visited the Academy from ‘Doorstep Theatre Arts’ and used a mixture of dance, acting and movement skills to create characters and perform to […]

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Boys will be Brilliant!
22 Mar. 2017

Boys will be Brilliant!


On 27th February ten Year 10 students from PCSA were welcomed into Kings Ash Academy as part of the ‘Boys will be Brilliant’ project. The boys spent time supporting Kings Ash students from Years 3 and 4 with a range of tasks as part of ‘Dream Week’ including work based on the title ‘Who do I […]

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British Science Week Goes Off with a Whoosh!
21 Mar. 2017

British Science Week Goes Off with a Whoosh!


The Science Faculty embraced British Science Week with daily challenges, a quiz and poster competition as well as some interesting and exciting science demonstrations. Mr Yorgason, Director of Science, showed eager KS4 students how to increase the value of copper coins by turning them first into silver, and then into gold!  Whilst Mr Swettenham, with […]

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Academy hosts Outdoor Education Festival for Primary Pupils
17 Mar. 2017

Academy hosts Outdoor Education Festival for Primary Pupils


The 6th Primary Sports Festival of the Spring Term took place this week, with 240 Year 5 & 6 children filling the Sports Hub at PCSA for a varied, fun and challenging afternoon. The primary children were pushed physically and mentally to try and succeed across eight activities in the Outdoor Education Festival (indoors!). They […]

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Academy Works Closely with STEM to Benefit Science in the Classroom
17 Mar. 2017

Academy Works Closely with STEM to Benefit Science in the Classroom


Science staff and students at the Academy are continuing their excellent work with STEM and were thrilled to receive a further £5,000 in the form of the “Intensive ENTHUSE Award”. Staff will receive advanced training to help with the outcomes and opportunities for young people.

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