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25/09/17

This week’s active tutorials. Year 7 – European Week of Languages Year 8 – European Week of Languages Year 9 –... https://t.co/Z4l1a1BWFS

22/09/17

Please could all students riding bikes to and from school ensure that helmets are being worn. This is for their own safety.

21/09/17

The first Year 11 Geography EGGS session got off to a 'cracking' start! https://t.co/BjD186KyB9

21/09/17

GCSE and A-Level Geographers - make sure you spend time reading the very informative articles on the BBC news... https://t.co/fi8uGGi3zs

20/09/17

Year 11 Geographers...variations in quality of life within London...very topical... https://t.co/8nauFoW4Mh

20/09/17

This week’s Literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/eQSh6FmSSY

20/09/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/zBx4QLWOla

20/09/17

Netball results. Year 7 netball v. Warwick 1-9 loss player of the match Olivia Laws. Year 9 Netball v. Warwick... https://t.co/DWsTqdm9ol

20/09/17

News from the PE department. Year 7 Football and Netball Trials What an amazing turnout from Year 7 this year... https://t.co/alG2lCijao

19/09/17

A-Level Geographers......keep up to date with this latest earthquake in Mexico....will it classify as a... https://t.co/gkPWLehzXj

18/09/17

This week's active tutorials are: Year 7 - Friendship Year 8 – PIXL Edge Year 9 – House Logo Year 10 – Digital... https://t.co/sc714UW6fH

16/09/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

We plant Banstead crocuses on 2 Oct! Thanks for support https://t.co/pEhi4ogLdO

16/09/17

Year 13 Geographers....this article is for you....'Water Insecurity'... https://t.co/zvDuWLVNI7

15/09/17

Happy retirement Lynn. https://t.co/zKLS6LoKf3

15/09/17

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to have visited & have 1st Strategy meeting for !

12/09/17

All students in Years 7 – 11 will receive their login details for Show My Homework early next week. https://t.co/YA50wZvdTu

12/09/17

Trails for the Year 8 boys football squad will take place on Thursday 14th September during enrichment. Our first... https://t.co/E4rfSlGeqO

Posted on: 24/05/2017

Scholars' Programme

Twelve students in Year 9 at The Beacon School have enjoyed overwhelming success on the Scholars’ Programme, a national scheme to promote academic learning and the transition to top universities.  They all followed a rigorous course led by Emily Magrath, a PhD student from the University of Aberdeen, and were tasked with completing an undergraduate style dissertation on the impact of the Second World War on Native Americans.  All passed, five of them achieving the top grade of a 1st Class – really impressive results for students of their young age.

The twelve students were: Abby Howarth, Amber Simpson, Brandon Sadler, Ella Vallance, Finlay Dickinson, George le Cras, Grace Pethig, Jack Burns, Nadia Watson, Owen Waite, Sam Ghinn and Shania McNally.  The course was launched at the University of Sussex and the graduation took place in Friday 19th May at the University of Southampton.  These are both highly regarded institutions and certainly helped inspire the students to consider their own pathways to higher education after the Sixth Form.

There were many positive comments from the students.  One said, “The Scholars’ Programme helped me to know how to write an essay.  I can use this skill in many of my subjects.”  Another said, “It has helped me a lot as it has given me insight into university life.”  Finally, quite simply, “I enjoyed learning something new.”

Russell Bennett, Principal, met with the students to award his formal commendations and certificates.  He said, “We are all immensely proud of each and every individual in this group.  They all rose to the challenge of very demanding academic work and represented the school superbly well at two prestigious universities.  We know they have all been inspired to continue working at this level, and in turn, they have motivated us to keep expanding our provision of enriching and ambitious experiences.  Congratulations to them all.”

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