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Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

What a superb effort from year 11 today! 7:30am start for breakfast revision, then the C1 exam followed by their science lesson in which they smashed out ‘tell me what you know about energy”


Retweeted From GoConqr

Best of luck to all students starting exams this week. You can find lots of free last minute revision courses and resources on GoConqr


The following students have been selected to represent South Surrey Schools at the Surrey Schools athletics competition in June; Josh Edwards – Shot put Jake Steele – Javelin Owen Waite – 800m & 1500m Kai Braybrook Discus A fantastic yet thoroughly deserved opportunity for all.


Geographers....this is one for you.


Retweeted From Croydon Harriers

Congratulations to Emmanuel Thomas (Pole Vault) and Samir Williams (4x100m) on being picked for GB Juniors for the Loughborough International!


.. 10 % raised already, thank you for your support and enthusiasm for this project. Continue your support by coming to the BPA Car Boot Sale Sat 10th June, 9-12 am, sellers at 8.00 am. £10 per car in advance, £12 on day. Entry by donation.


Wishing all our students good luck! In their exams.


Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Superb revision session with the lovely year 11’s ... trialling as promised my revision clocks for B1


For the attention of year 7 and 8’s Could students collect their sea creatures and shoe box art galleries from the LRC by the end of next week. Thanks.


Retweeted From Chelsea Foundation

⚽️📚 Interested in combining full-time training with Academic studies? Trials for our new High School Girls Academy football programme are taking place on Thursday 5 July. Book here 👉


Current House Points Totals.


The BPA invites you to The Beacon School Car Boot Sale Sunday 10th of June. £10 per car (no vans or trailers) £12 per car on the day. Setup from 8am. Public from 9am. Register: All proceeds benefit the Beacon Secondary School students and community.


Year 11 Geographers....a great little clip on the processes of river erosion.


GCSE and A-Level Geographers....look what is happening around this volcanic ‘Hot Spot’ - some amazing photos too.🌋


Year 7 Geographers have spent their lessons this week carrying out Environmental Surveys around the school. Which areas will score the best? Next week, the students will analyse their results.


Thanks, but you’ve got the wrong Beacon School.

Sixth Form Work Experience Information

A work experience week for Year 12 students is scheduled for the week beginning Monday 2 July.

The main objectives of work experience are:

  • To allow students to experience and understand the work environment
  • To gain new skills  such as team work and communication skills
  • Increase their business contacts and expand their network
  • To try out a job and ask questions which will lead to an insight into what the students may want to pursue in the future
  • To help the students gain greater self-confidence and maturity

Relevant work experience is increasingly viewed as an essential part of any good application for Higher Education and the world of work.  For candidates who appear equally well qualified on paper and are applying for the same courses/jobs, it could well be the work experience placement that tips the balance in favour of one candidate over the other.  More than ever nowadays, this is the case given the greater competition for places in both the job market and universities.

In November, we launched the work experience programme for this year and shared key information with students and their parents/carers.  Students were encouraged to find their own placements, with support from their families, form tutors and the Sixth Form Team.  Advice on the process and how to find placements was included in the initial Work Experience letter.

Key dates

  • 20 November 2017 – WEX launch at Year 12 Assembly
  • 27 November 2017– CV writing Year 12 Assembly
  • 29 January 2018 – Deadline for completed Work Experience Application Forms
  • 2 July 2018 – Work Experience week

Further information on how to find a work experience placement

  • Friends or family support and connections
  • Online work experience schemes
  • Speculative letters or emails direct to companies and organisations
  • LinkedIn profiles and network communications


CV Information Pack

Letter to parents about work experience placement

Sixth Form Work Experience Application Form

Sixth Form work experience sample letter to employers

Helpful websites:

Student Ladder

Success at School