04.03.2016

Aiming High with Year 10

On Tuesday 1st March, Year 10 students representing Penrice Academy attended a ‘getting in the top universities’ conference in Exeter. The conference, led by lecturer Peter Rowling from PiXL, was all about getting the best grades possible at GCSE and A Level, and planning ahead when it comes to university applications. Students heard the importance of… Read more »

24.02.2016

Beyond Penrice: Byron Moyle

On Tuesday 24th February we welcomed back former student Byron Moyle. Byron is currently studying Creative Media at Truro College and asked if he could return to Penrice Academy to gather footage for his documentary project, with the theme of using technology in the classroom. We took the opportunity to find out what it is… Read more »

01.02.2016

Year 10 Employability Workshops

On Thursday 29th January, Year 10 students took part in workshops with the Royal Signals in the build up to their work experience placement in the summer term. The representatives from Royal Signals, Blandford, led a presentation highlighting the skills that employers look for in young people, before students took part in challenges in maths… Read more »

15.01.2016

Year 8 Go for It!

On Wednesday 13th January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Professionals from industries like Koko Hair and Beauty and catering from Carlyon Bay… Read more »

13.01.2016

University Lecture for Young Historians

On Friday 8th January, a group of more able history students went to Cornwall College to hear lectures from historians based at Exeter University, a member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Topics included violence in Colonial India, the Irish revolution, St Austell’s history and issues of studying child soldiers in modern conflict. Students… Read more »

19.11.2015

Guest Speaker: BBC’s Ros Atkins

On Friday 13th November, Penrice Academy welcomed guest speaker BBC Journalist Ros Atkins, to deliver a 30 minute talk to some of our Year 10 students as part of Speakers for Schools. Ros, who grew up in Cornwall and currently has an evening programme on BBC World Service, discussed ‘removing barriers to success’, talking honestly about… Read more »

01.09.2015

Curriculum Enhancement Week

At the end of the last school year, Penrice Academy students immersed themselves in enrichment activities. From sports with professionals, arts and crafts, drama and dance and challenging games at the school to fishing, exploring, surfing, learning, walking, dangling, drawing, mucking and travelling around the UK and Europe – the excitement was relentless. It was also Work Experience… Read more »

20.08.2015

GCSE Results 2015

This morning Penrice Academy was awash with smiles as our 2014-2015 cohort of GCSE students opened their results, culminating in years of hard work and dedication to learning at Penrice. There were some exceptional results this year, with physics, chemistry, biology and photography all achieving 100% pass rates. The average grade per student and the… Read more »

29.06.2015

Inspiring Young Women at College

Last week, a group of Year 9 students from Penrice attended an Inspiring Young Women event at Cornwall College St Austell. The event, delivered by Leading Women UK in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, was packed with speakers, employment information, activities and role models from a variety of industry backgrounds. To challenge perceptions, the… Read more »

05.05.2015

Young Enterprise at Innovation Awards

At the end of April, the Penrice Young Enterprise team attended the Cornwall Innovation awards at The Atlantic Hotel, where they won the Happy Camper Award for the most positive customer service! Strive Cornwall, which is made up of Ellie Taylor, Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lobb, Jack Farley, Megan Garrett, Lewis Jackson, Aimee Rickson, Steven Bartlett, Emma… Read more »

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