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09/01/19

Retweeted From BBC Young Reporter

We've created online resources to help young people identify real news and filter out and false information 👉 https://t.co/x9DkiaBYLO And to sign up your school, college or youth group for a potential workshop: https://t.co/j19v8sMxaY https://t.co/2DWIXV1iQQ

23/12/18

Definitely.

23/12/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

massive congratulations Charlie!!!! Such a belter.... world champ!!! I hope to be seeing you with your belt!

23/12/18

Massive congratulations Charlie Edwards outpoints Cristofer Rosales to claim WBC world flyweight title https://t.co/pw3vnm2PcE

23/12/18

Beacon Geographers - tsunamis caused by volcanic eruptions are rare. Read the attached article and keep up to date with this latest tectonic disaster. We will be talking about this tragic event in lessons after Christmas... https://t.co/5tTPjFRr6s

14/12/18

Retweeted From Dave Cordle

Another fabulous evening watching the highly talented musicians and singers of The Beacon School in Banstead at their Christmas Concert. Such a joyful way to really start Christmas. So please my kids are at this brilliant school.

14/12/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Thank you to all of the students and staff for such an exceptional Christmas Concert last night . It is starting to feel a bit like Christmas now... https://t.co/lyxLl0zKxt

14/12/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Thank you to Tim Snuggs and The BPA for the amazing effort to raise £10,000 towards our . The challenge is now there to raise the final £20,000 before September... https://t.co/1RcpiaHdEP

12/12/18

Year 7 Geographers had lots of fun in the lesson today sharing their 3D volcano home learning with each other. Having peer-assessed each other’s work, students were able to ‘erupt’ their volcanoes! Fantastic effort https://t.co/TkciGpht4Y

12/12/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Please share with The Scool Council https://t.co/ILvj8ppPDG

12/12/18

Year 8 were set an exciting extended project for Art this half term. Over a period of a month, they were asked to create their own sculptural Art gallery in a shoe box. The results have been both imaginative and... https://t.co/PUjfPHpzCt

06/12/18

Year 10 Boys Football Beacon 4 Warwick 2 Another convincing victory for the Year 10 boys football team this evening. The team were missing a lot of key players and there was immense pressure from the boys to... https://t.co/SiCGvJznLO

06/12/18

Christmas Concert next week. https://t.co/OZEAAM5IYD

05/12/18

The Beacon go marching into the 3rd Round! The Beacon year 8 football team travelled away to Therfield School to play the second round of the County Cup. The game had particular significance as this was against... https://t.co/nRN0RseQGE

05/12/18

Retweeted From Rachel Picken 📚📖

GLF English and Media Studies are excited to announce our second TeachMeet to be held on Monday 28th January. Network, share and collaborate. Register for your free tickets on Eventbrite. https://t.co/wnbROTlfJi https://t.co/ORpecmMdq7

04/12/18

Retweeted From Prem Hirani

Oxford University Press and are excited to host Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt at The on Monday 28th January 2019! Click on the link below to book your place! https://t.co/9yOudlagnjhttps://t.co/lKmAic6w76

03/12/18

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing as many families and friends as possible at our Christmas Concert on Thursday 13th December, starting from 7:00pm in the Main Hall. https://t.co/T9JbXHDRBk

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.”