31st March: Last Day of Spring Term
18th April: First Day of Summer Term
25th March: Duke of Edinburgh Silver Training
31st March – 2nd June: Duke of Edinburgh Silver Training
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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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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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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Careers and Raising Aspirations
17 Mar. 2017

Careers and Raising Aspirations


On Tuesday, 14th March, Year 8 pupils attended an inspiring presentation about university and how to make choices. After the performance one group of pupils were invited to attend a workshop which delved further into the understanding of cost and degree choices; pupils were required to demonstrate facts about university through different genres and the short time to create the […]

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PCSA Alumni Workshop
16 Mar. 2017

PCSA Alumni Workshop


Recently an Alumni Workshop took place at Waterleat Road.  The guests joining some of our students were: Steph: a recent Academy leaver who is now studying Sports Science. Natalie: Schools Engagement & Graduation Manager Peter: South West Regional Fundraiser for Brain Tumour UK The workshop engages current students in past students’ experiences.  They are able […]

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Year 9 Students achieve National Award in Competitive Swimming
16 Mar. 2017

Year 9 Students achieve National Award in Competitive Swimming


After ten years of weekly commitment (yes – 10 years) Year 9 students Charlie Wilkes and Marcus Coombes are celebrating!  They have achieved their Stage 10 National Plan Award in Competitive Swimming.   This is the highest level achievable within the scheme. As part of this scheme the boys had to perform the following skills […]

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Students Enjoy Trip to KidZania!
16 Mar. 2017

Students Enjoy Trip to KidZania!


A group of Year 8 students were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit KidZania in London. The purpose built complex gives them the confidence to challenge themselves and inspire them to explore a world of opportunities.  KidZania is a real life role play experience for 4-14 year olds, blending learning and reality with entertainment. […]

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Investor in Careers Award
16 Mar. 2017

Investor in Careers Award


We are pleased to announce that Paignton Community & Sports Academy has maintained accreditation of the Investor in Careers Award.  The award is a quality standard for the management of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind recognised nationally.  The Academy is very […]

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Sixth Formers Work Alongside Primaries for E-Safety Training
15 Mar. 2017

Sixth Formers Work Alongside Primaries for E-Safety Training


A handful of helpful sixth formers generously gave up their time for our E-Saftey Week, where six local primary schools came in with their Year 5 classes and enjoyed our educational, fun and interesting ‘Stay Safe Online’ training sessions. It was great work experience and the sixth formers were fabulous at helping the young students […]

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