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The Beacon Schools Year 8 Football team made an impressive start to the season with a 5-0 victory over St Bede’s


One month to go! A reminder to parents of Year 11 and 13 Geographers, the Parents Information Evening is this Monday 24th September in the hall from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Please bring along your child’s passport, EHIC and completed medical forms


What an amazing Sixth Form Open Evening we had last night. An incredible atmosphere and great to see so many students from years 10 and 11. Don't forget the online application form goes live at 10am.


A guide on how to revise successfully.


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The Linnaen Society is inviting 8-11 year- olds to create a new 21st century portrait of Carl Linnaeus. The winning poster will replace their current portrait which hangs in the centre of their historic meeting room. Find out more here:


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To all young people in Banstead & Reigate we will be organising Young Chef & Youth Speaks Competitions in 2019! RT pls


.. Stop Press… New LRC sixth form quiet study area now open and in use.


11B Geographers demonstrated excellence in their learning today, working independently to produce plans for 8-mark answers on sustainability in Mumbai


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Secondary SouthEast By: 26th Sept For: ASAP Cover Supervisor required to deliver lessons based on pre-prepared work to full class groups. Email for more information and to arrange a visit.


Today’s Sixth Form Art and Photography trip to the Tate Modern.


Year 13 Preparing to Apply to Higher Education trip to Goldsmiths University. Excellent day for our year 13 students today at Goldsmiths University. Informative personal statement workshops, lectures and interview skills sessions were extremely useful for our students.


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Warner Bros.’ ‘The Joker’ Starring Joaquin Phoenix Open Casting Call ❤️ Visit our bio to apply! 😍 tag: a friend ☝️leave a comment below!


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Excellent to launch our Research Groups last night . Mr Lindsay-Charlton and Mrs Rennie made us ‘think hard’ in the ‘challenge’ session. Now we have to build these techniques into our teaching habits


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Cover Supervisor closes 25th Sept


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We have just released our Year 6 school tour dates. I look forward to you seeing our school in action. Please go to The Beacon School website to book your place. ,


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Assistant PT 10 hrs p.w closes 26th Sept

Posted on: 23/08/2018

GCSE Results Bounce Back at The Beacon

Keith Batchelor, Headteacher, praised students and staff after a bounce in GCSE results this year.

The increase in students passing English and Mathematics, in particular, has been significant: Mathematics results increased by 16 per cent, English by 10 per cent, raising the pass rate to 74 per cent for each of these subjects.

The percentage of students who achieved both these core subjects, a national measure, went up by a strong 15 per cent to 67 per cent. There was a bounce, too, in the top grades with 18 results at grade 9 and 56 at grade 8.
Keith Batchelor said, “Our Year 11s and all the staff have done the school proud this year.   They have not only risen to the challenge of tougher GCSEs but gone beyond our expectations in their collective attainment. The rise in results is a real boost to the school.  We will see many more join us for Year 12 in September and wish the others on to successful futures elsewhere.”

There were particular success stories for individual students:

  • Michael: 4 x 9, 3 x 7, 2 x 6, 1 x B.  Michael achieved A^ for his Further Mathematics.  This is A* with Distinction.  A phenomenal result.
  • Jasmine: 3 x 9, 3 x 8, 1 x 7, 1 x 6, 2 x A
  • James:  1 x 9, 4 x 8, 3 x 7, 1 x 6, 1 x A,  1 x 5
  • Will:  1 x 9,  5 x 8, 1 x A*, 2 x 7
  • Megan:  1 x 9, 3 x 8, 2 x 7, 1 x 6, 2 x 5, 1 x B
  • Holly: 1 x 9, 1 x 8, 1x 7, 6 x 6, 1 x 5
  • Rose: 1 x 9, 2 x 8, 1 x A  5 x 7, 1 x 6
  • Zoe: 5 x 8, 2 x 7, 2 x 5, 1 x B
  • Sean: 3 x 8, 2 x 7, 2 x 6, 2 x 5, 1 x B

Across the full range of subjects, there were some very strong grades, with students showing high commitment to achieving well in the many new and challenging specifications.

The numbers to the school’s Sixth Form are up - as more and more students want to continue to A Levels and higher-award BTECs.

Michael, whose four 9s came in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, said: “I didn’t expect to do this well in the sciences. All the teachers are very supportive here. They were always eager to offer help however I needed it.”

Zoe, too, stressed the help given to her by staff.  She added: “The teachers were so good to me.  I had people after school with me helping me revise, even some of the teachers I didn’t usually have.

“I was scared of opening the envelope in front of everyone so I went out to the car and gave it to my Mum to open!  I’m really glad I also passed Physics and further Maths.”

Dave Harris, Leader for Year 11, said: “I have never been involved with a staff body that has given the sort of time and help that they’ve given to these students.   I’ve been really impressed with the work and attitude of the students. After Christmas, the renewed energy was really fantastic to see.  We had kids coming in early, going home late. Their dedication has been fantastic.

We told them, ‘Wait until August, you’ll be so pleased.’ It’s a really poignant moment to see all the smiles and happy faces.”