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15/11/18

Year 10 Boys Football Beacon 3 vs Reigate 0 The Beacon Year 10 football team were in action this week, and had a tough fixture against an always good Reigate School team. The match started at a seriously fast... https://t.co/tQrT6yX0Me

14/11/18

The Year 8 football team played a league match against Reigate School. The game was on a sand based astroturf under floodlights which seemed to suit The Beacon style of play, which is short passing and moving.... https://t.co/h1lAtTtSmL

14/11/18

School Uniform Update - School Shop Closure. https://t.co/529V0Tm7qF

13/11/18

Today The Beacon went to RAAS to compete in the Boys District Cross Country competition. Students were selected from year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Fortunately the weather was kind as it was a glorious sunny... https://t.co/X3yEqGJLx3

12/11/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Thank you to all our students, staff and members of the community who supported us. https://t.co/A3eCvnZHI1

12/11/18

The Beacon School's Centenary Remembrance Project. https://t.co/uYAhCkFAv1

10/11/18

Year 8 Geographers and above, there is a lot of information in the news at the moment about Population Geography. Read this article about declining fertility rates. Why are women around the world choosing to have fewer children?... https://t.co/9faDc0TbR1

09/11/18

The Beacon School Remembers.#TheBeaconSchoolProud https://t.co/yDg4B1virh

08/11/18

Retweeted From LiamHCollins

Very honoured to have been a judge debating competition with teams from and ...many congratulations to for winning through a very strong field

08/11/18

As part of the new look Sixth Form enrichment programme, our ethos of work hard, play hard was demonstrated in all it’s glory yesterday. The Beacon School welcomed St Celica’s, Wandsworth, to a very wet Banstead... https://t.co/tJiJTjzpFp

08/11/18

The Beacon Year 8 football team played a league match away at Oakwood. It was touch and go to whether the game was to go ahead due to a heavy downpour but much to the boys delight, it did. Midway through the... https://t.co/KFh7wjEma0

07/11/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

The first application window for our Sixth Form is now closed. Thank you for everyone who has applied to us for next year and being part of such a huge uptake for Sixth Form courses. If you missed it you can still register for a later round on our website.

06/11/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive thanks to the Student Council & Mr Diffley for hosting The Beacon School Interact Club kick off meeting 5 November! Your enthusiasm is inspiring! https://t.co/0lBLV8MqQa

01/11/18

Year 11 Geographers..a ‘must read’ article, supporting Boserup’s theory that ‘humans will find a way’. https://t.co/AlBfSmjioY https://t.co/AlBfSmjioY

01/11/18

Year 11 Geographers..a ‘must read’ article, supporting Boserup’s theory that ‘humans will find a way’. https://t.co/AlBfSmjioY

01/11/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Banstead Remembers! Learn about the sacrifice the local community made in WW1 at Banstead Institute 10-11 November RT pls https://t.co/GUlynoKsVG

27/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Lynagh

Any former students interested in a career in IT? We have vacancies for onsite/field engineers/service desk analysts & can offer training. Contact our recruitment team ; we’d love to hear from you.

27/10/18

Year 12 Geographers. Possible evidence to support the argument that fracking causes intra-plate earthquakes https://t.co/lCcEzXyTaH https://t.co/lCcEzXyTaH

25/10/18

Thank you and goodnight! 🇮🇹 https://t.co/jCQQaVpoZn

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.”