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Top grade success at The Beacon The Sixth Form students have achieved the best A Level results the school has seen for years. They made significant increases in the numbers of top grades, with 4 students achieving the highest A* Grade and with 17% of exams being awarded A*/A.


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Well done to students and staff who have achieved fantastic A-Level results. There were great scenes at the school this morning as students opened their envelopes, including Elizabeth MacLean > She was delighted!


Good luck to all those finding out their A-level results today.


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Year 13 Geographers......this is one fascinating article to prepare you for your ‘Superpowers’ topic in September.


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Home from -a truly awesome day. I have been a true fan girl and met some of the wonderful women I have inspired me for a long time, and can add more to that list today. I will be 10%braver, I will fulfil my pledge & I hope to inspire others in the future


Last day of the camping trip yesterday - team building activities for all students including rock climbing , low ropes obstacle course. Students behaviour was exemplary and a credit to themselves and the Beacon School.


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Year 11 transition into sixth form team building Trip at High Ashurst. Tee Pee's , BBQ , rounders and camp fire !! Fun had by all. High ropes low ropes -roll on day two 😄😄


Our Year 13 students enjoyed their Prom last night at the Kingswood Golf Club.


Due to a major school event taking place on Thursday 28th June, the roads surrounding the school will be significantly busier than usual from 3:00pm onwards. Parents/carers are strongly encouraged to enter Picquets Way via Tattenham Way and exit via The Drive.


Update from Normandy. We have arrived safely in the beautiful grounds of le manoir and our children have survived making their beds and eating their French dinner. Now a quick game of rounders!


Students and staff left for Normandy this morning and enjoyed the journey to their accommodation after a safe crossing and picnic lunch.

Posted on: 28/04/2017

Inspiration from The City at The Beacon School

The Beacon School Sixth Form and Year 10 students were honoured to have the opportunity to listen to guest ‘Speakers for Schools’ speaker Bill Smith.

Bill is Group Chief Executive of Lazard Asset Management Limited and previously held a number of senior positions at Barclays Bank, including Head of Savings and Investment, Deputy Chairman of Barclays Asset Management and Head of Research at BZW

He spoke the students with how a talk at his secondary school inspired him to become an actuary, and how he worked hard and used education as a tool to become a very successful and highly respected businessman.

Bill described his career in investment banking, from school, university to his professional qualifications and then to become an investment manager. He explained how this career could be of interest to the students and how they could enter the profession.

It was particularly interesting to hear Bill discussing how mathematics is so very important in the 21st century, and how the advance of technology and data analysis is very exciting when looking to the future.

The overall message and advice to the students was to ‘read, think and enthuse’, to always work hard, and to look forwards and be ahead of the game.

The Director of Sixth Form, Naomi Albrecht said, “The students found the talk extremely engaging and interesting, particularly when listening to the skills they will require to work in the investment banking industry”.

Ahad Paul, a Year 12 student, commented, “The talk from Bill has confirmed that I want to have a career in investment banking, where I can use my business and mathematical skills.”

The Beacon school staff and students were exceptionally grateful to Bill for giving up his time to speak to their students.