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20/07/17

Next term's BPA events. https://t.co/scbOskEnmd

19/07/17

Year 10 Geographers....this article is exactly what we have been discussing this week. I saw this on the BBC... https://t.co/nphZHr3z0K

19/07/17

Current Year 12 and new Year 12 Geographers....this is one for you I saw this on the BBC News App and thought... https://t.co/oMV4z6ekF3

19/07/17

Year 12 Geographers. Our first topic next year - Water Issues, including flash flooding and the natural causes of... https://t.co/kUpaqOmeJ9

17/07/17

Amazing day of songwriting thanks to and GCSEMusic and students, great collaboration and excellent songs!! https://t.co/I8aONgg9yU

14/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

Our teams didn't make it all the way but Mia was chosen as Chair person for the final debate 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/1rKCVicg0L

14/07/17

Retweeted From Jill Mansfield

Had a fab morning doing mock interviews with their lovely young people. You've got lots to offer future employers. 😊😀

14/07/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Many thanks to pupils for the cheque totalling a magnificent £261.28 for

14/07/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive congratulations to the pupils who received Banstead Rotary Community Awards for charity work!

13/07/17

Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/cb86RqVZ6Z

13/07/17

Popped to the beach on the way home - quel beau temps! https://t.co/pWgRrpukug

12/07/17

Futuroscope was amazing and the late night lasers were incredible. https://t.co/VmAwWmIufW

11/07/17

Retweeted From Dave Cordle

The Beacon Singers gave the most beautiful rendition of Windmills Of Your Mind last night. Magical! Thank you https://t.co/JutijUAe6d

11/07/17

Thank you to for talking to our students and security marking their bikes today. https://t.co/qkWwfQYFcF

11/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

I woke up singing; inspired by a fabulous concert last night. Well done to our Choirs and and all of NDSP https://t.co/r12yYon6PU

10/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

What an atmosphere as we are just about to begin our summer Community Choir https://t.co/IKQVqlItC1

10/07/17

10/07/17

Loving the Renaissance Chateau d'Amboise!

10/07/17

Finally here and having dinner!

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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