13th – 17th February: Half Term Holiday
9th – 17th March: Year 11 PPEs
2nd March: World Book Day
23rd February: Year 9 Options Evening
11th February: Bronze DoE Training
Important Information: Year 11 PPEs: 9th – 17th March 2017
09 Feb. 2017

Important Information: Year 11 PPEs: 9th – 17th March 2017


Year 11 will be taking their PPEs (Pre-Public Exams) from the 9th to 17th March 2017.  This is an  opportunity for the students to have crucial exam practice in a formal situation prior to their GCSE exams.  It is essential that Year 11 start their revision for these exams now.  It is important that the students take these […]

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Music At The Edge Provide Live Music Session
10 Feb. 2017

Music At The Edge Provide Live Music Session


Part of the Brixham Youth Enquiry Service, Music at the Edge, came into school and spoke to Year 7, 8 and 9 about the information, support and activities they are running from their Brixham based community. They hold workshops, music recording sessions and gigs throughout the week aimed at young people and adults which helps […]

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Girls Claim County Championship Crown!
10 Feb. 2017

Girls Claim County Championship Crown!


Year 7 girls took part in the Devon Futsal Championships, held in the PCSA Hub this week, where a field of seven teams contested the County Championship finals. The first game against Hele’s School was a tough encounter with both sides nervous and not wanting to make any mistakes, the game ended 0-0 and a […]

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County Standard Table Tennis
09 Feb. 2017

County Standard Table Tennis


Eight of Paignton’s finest table tennis players travelled to Plymouth for the County Schools Table Tennis Championships.   The best in Devon assembled for a full day of thrilling competition, with well over 30 tables hosting matches in different age groups.  The winners were assured a spot at the National Finals later in the year. […]

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PCSA Students Dance with Distinction!
09 Feb. 2017

PCSA Students Dance with Distinction!


PCSA’s Year 8 girls – Emily Carpenter, Carys Trengrove and Daisy Benney – have recently all achieved a distinction in their Grade 4 Ballet exam.  This is a fantastic result as they had to obtain at least 80/100 in the 3 disciplines of the exam: theory, technical and performance. All three girls attend Miss Jenny’s […]

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KS3 Year 7 Pirate Project Homework
09 Feb. 2017

KS3 Year 7 Pirate Project Homework


This half term the Year 7s have been studying the life of Pirates, in particular the Golden Age and challenging the stereotypes of that era.  As part of their home learning they were encouraged to create eye-catching and imaginative projects displaying the three specific key areas of new knowledge and understanding of this fascinating topic. […]

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Year 10 Students complete their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
02 Feb. 2017

Year 10 Students complete their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition


On the weekend of 28th/29th January, 27 Year 10 students completed their final assessed expedition as part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Three separate teams had to carry all of their own equipment such as tents, stoves, clothes and food and be completely self sufficient for two days.  The teams had to navigate themselves […]

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‘Youth Speaks’ Teams Compete in Rotary Competition
02 Feb. 2017

‘Youth Speaks’ Teams Compete in Rotary Competition


On Saturday 14th January two teams from Paignton Academy competed in the Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks public speaking competition held in Torquay.  The teams faced stiff competition from schools in the area including 6th Form students – however, for a first attempt we achieved some excellent scores and gained invaluable experience which will stand the […]

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Girls compete in Rugby Festival
02 Feb. 2017

Girls compete in Rugby Festival


Today, the girls went out and represented the Academy in a rugby festival and were superb from beginning to end. The U15s played 4 games, drawing 2 and losing 2, they showed great determination and fantastic teamwork throughout. Megan P, Christina R, Halee A, Bella M, Brooke C, Jess C, Keeley Q, Tia L, Mia […]

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Year 9 Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
02 Feb. 2017

Year 9 Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


On Tuesday, 24th January the Academy took a group of keen Year 9 scientists to the University of Plymouth for an event which focused on the fascinating scientific world that we live in. It was an exciting day filled with lots of exploration exercises, team building and fun.  Pupils took part in a variety of hands on challenges and worked well […]

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