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19/03/19

Last day in Dorset. Final view questionnaires in Swanage, followed by a walk to Old Harry’s Rocks https://t.co/8FGjsKFgcc

18/03/19

A quick break in Weymouth inbetween asking questionnaires to assess the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. https://t.co/GYp4FBSdQv

18/03/19

A morning of ‘awe and wander’ with the A-Level Geographers. Lulworth Cove, Stair Hole, the Lulworth Crumple and Durdle Door

18/03/19

A morning of ‘awe and wander’ with the A-Level Geographers. Lulworth Cove, Stair Hole, the Lulworth Crumple and Durdle Door https://t.co/VdEvNRfwJv

18/03/19

Geographers work hard, play hard! https://t.co/ypDHbfnvxm

17/03/19

200 questionnaires, 30 interviews, 90 EQIs, 6 beach profiles, 10 groyne measurements, 3 noise readings, 2 shop surveys, 30 sets of sediment analysis, 6 wave analyses, 5 locations and 1 hail storm. All in a... https://t.co/IozTHzGnGH

17/03/19

Day 3 of A-Level fieldwork sees the students collecting their own data for NEAs with a human theme. First stops have been Crossways and Dorchester to examine the growth of clone towns in Dorset and compare... https://t.co/kTdgKptzIf

16/03/19

Sand dune succession completed Well done boys on a successful day’s data collection 😜 https://t.co/KLSvBWRmFM

16/03/19

Sand dune succession completed Well done boys on a successful day’s data collection 😜

16/03/19

A morning collecting data on Swanage Beach and a battle against the wind and rain! What types of methods could we use to analyse coastal processes? https://t.co/Sr5fr9kQod

16/03/19

A morning collecting data on Swanage Beach and a battle against the wind and rain! What types of methods could we use to analyse coastal processes?

16/03/19

Lost a few fieldwork booklets to the 60mph winds, but just about managing to complete a field sketch in Swanage Bay https://t.co/gPEA7QlHc2

16/03/19

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15/03/19

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15/03/19

The A-Level Geographers have arrived safely in Dorset. First stop, the town of Poundbury, to investigate how sustainable is this urban development? https://t.co/AT9yjB4xg0

15/03/19

The A-Level Geographers have arrived safely in Dorset. First stop, the town of Poundbury, to investigate how sustainable is this urban development?

14/03/19

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12/03/19

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Sports Fixtures

The Beacon School (Year 8)
Football

Summary

Played Won Drawn Lost
9 8 0 1

Fixtures & Results

26/02/2019Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
Oxted School34The Beacon School
Oxted School3
The Beacon School4
Venue: Away - Blue House Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0AB

On Tuesday 26th February the Year 8 football team played an away match against Oxted. The squad had played a competitive fixture the night before in the quarter final of the Surrey Cup so there were some tired legs and also some players that could not play this game. This allowed some other members of the squad to play the game which was excellent. The game started well as both teams battled for early possession. It was clear that those who played the previous night felt a little ‘leggy’ as The Beacon struggled to win first and second challenges. Oxted took the lead as a through ball was played leaving their striker one on one with Rafferty; 1-0 Oxted. Shortly after, Oxted extended their lead to make it 2-0. The Beacon were playing some excellent football as they kept the ball extremely well, creating width in attack and playing some nice one and two touch football. The boys were rewarded for this excellent spell as Ollie scored an absolute thunderbolt of a strike to make it 2-1. Again, The Beacon continued to dominate possession and had 5 excellent corners delivered in by Alfie (who usually plays in goal) but no one could get on the end of them! Against the run of play, Oxted scored from a corner to make it 3-1 at half time.

The half time team talk was all about character. The team had not been in a losing position at half time all season and needed to find the motivation and determination to turn this game around. There was a change in shape and Brandon was given his debut in the second half. Shortly after the restart, The Beacon scored as Ollie chipped in a free kick for Alfie to strike into the bottom corner; 3-2. The Beacon continued to play exciting football and as the ball was passed into the centre of midfield to Ollie around 25 yards out, he struck it first time into the far corner. This was even better than his first, a fantastic strike; 3-3! The belief was installed into the team and they pushed for a winner. Freddie then produced some individual brilliance to finish left footed into the bottom corner to make it 4-3 to The Beacon. The comeback was complete!

A huge well done to the squad who have had a great week on the pitch. Man of the Match was Ollie for his 2 goals and assist in the game. Thank you to Oxted for hosting the game.

Mr Gardner

Match history
25/02/2019Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
The Winston Churchill High School12The Beacon School
The Winston Churchill High School1
The Beacon School2
Venue: Away - Hermitage Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 8TL

The Beacon Year 8 football team go marching on into the semi-final of the County Cup!

The Beacon travelled to The Winston Churchill School in Woking to play the quarter final of the County Cup. The game started well as The Beacon put Winston Churchill under pressure early on in the game. Jack and Freddie’s pace caused the Winston Churchill defence some problems. It wasn’t long before another through ball was played into Freddie who finished calmly; 1-0 Beacon.

The Beacon started to control the game with some lovely passing moves and combative midfield displays from Freddie, Sonny and Olly. Just before half time The Beacon extended their lead as Jack made it 2-0.

After the break, Winston Churchill changed formation to match The Beacon and scored quite quickly to make it 2-1. The boys were put under some pressure but continued to work hard and stick to our principles. Both teams had their chances second half but a superb display from The Beacon kept it at 2-1.

Well done to the entire squad for reaching the last 4 in the County. It is a fantastic achievement! Thank you to Winston Churchill for hosting and The Beacon parents for their support.

Men of the Match: Alfie and Jack

Final Score: Winston Churchill 1-2 The Beacon

 

Match history
08/02/2019Year 8 - Football (3rd round league and cup double header)
Warlingham High School01The Beacon School
Warlingham High School0
The Beacon School1
Venue: Away - Tithe Pit, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9YB

The Beacon go marching on into the Quarter Finals of the Surrey Cup after a fantastic 1-0 victory over Warlingham!

On a very wet Friday afternoon, The Beacon year 8 football team travelled to Warlingham to play their 3rd Round Surrey Cup fixture. The two sides met earlier in the season with The Beacon losing 2-0, so this tie was sure to be a cracker! 

The game started fast as both teams battled the conditions to get control of the game. The Beacon were playing against a strong wind and rain which made it difficult to launch attacks. That being said, the boys managed to put together some lovely passing moves to get up the pitch and create two good opportunities for Taylor and Lorcan; the latter made his debut for Beacon. Jack and James worked together brilliantly in the heart of The Beacon defence as James did not lose a header or tackle and Jack was extremely calm and composed on the ball to start attacks from the back. 

Half way through the first half The Beacon had a free kick just wide of the 18 yard box. The night before we had practiced set pieces so there was a plan in place, and it worked perfectly; Olly crossed a lovely ball into Jack to volley in from close range - 1-0 Beacon! 

The second half began and the weather started to ease, which was frustrating as it would have been with The Beacon for the second half. The boys continued to battle and Warlingham started to put the boys under pressure searching for an equaliser. The Beacon held on to reach the quarter finals of the Surrey Cup, which is in itself a huge achievement.

Final score: Warlingham 0-1 The Beacon

Men of the match: Alfie, Harry, Jacob, Jack, James, Alfie M, Sonny, Olly, Freddie, Luis, Taylor, George and Lorcan.

Mr Gardner

Match history
05/12/2018Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
Therfield School02The Beacon School
Therfield School0
The Beacon School2
Venue: Away - Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ

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 Mr Batchelor’s,  Ms Marrill and Mrs Rennie’s old school!

Both teams seemed a little on edge to start with as both looked for long balls into the strikers. It wasn’t long before The Beacon settled and started their passing game which has served them very well all season. Thompson and Tully went on mazy runs to show that we had another attacking dynamic to our play but both shots were saved by the Therfield goalkeeper. After the 20 minute mark, McNiff had a long range shot that deflected into the bottom corner. The Beacon took this well deserved 1-0 lead into half time.

The second half Therfield started strongly as they searched for an equaliser. The Beacon did well to nullify any attacks and Brill (in goal) kept our boys calm as he played Ederson style passes out the back to keep our team calm and start our attacks. He did not have many saves to make but was instrumental in setting the tone of our performance. The Beacon rode the mini storm of Therfield pressure, then started to put pressure on Therfield to make the lead more secure. The Therfield goalkeeper made superb saves from Smith, Tully, Thompson and Davies and it was beginning to look like a nervous ending. That was until a defensive clearance was made to Reader-Wells who saw the keeper off his line and struck the ball into the top corner. A great goal to put the game beyond Therfield.

The final score: Therfield 0-2 The Beacon

MOM: Brill

Thank you to Therfield for hosting and their excellent performance. Thank you also to The Beacon parents for their support.

Mr Gardner

Match history
14/11/2018Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
Reigate School03The Beacon School
Reigate School0
The Beacon School3
Venue: Away - Pendleton Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7NT

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. The boys started brightly, keeping the ball extremely well and switching the play to create attacks from wide areas. The Beacon created some excellent opportunities with Thompson being the stand out player of the first half with his quick feet and excellent passing skills. It was McNiff who gave The Beacon the lead midway through the first half, rocketing a shot into the top corner.

After the interval The Beacon left off where they started by putting together some slick passing moves. Evans, McNiff and Smith combined several times down the right hand side to cause some problems to the Reigate defence. It was combination that Taylor managed to glance a cross by Evans to make it 2-0; an excellent team goal.

After a few fantastic saves from the Reigate goalkeeper, Thompson capped a Man of the Match performance with a superb finish from 18 yards to make it 3-0. This is how the game ended.

Reigate 0 -3 The Beacon

Men of the Match: Smith and Thompson

Thank you to Reigate for officiating and hosting!

Mr Gardner

 

 

Match history
07/11/2018Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
Oakwood School04The Beacon School
Oakwood School0
The Beacon School4
Venue: Away - Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9AE

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 first half, The Beacon found their feet, putting together some wonderful passing moves. McNiff in particular was a threat down the left hand side. It wasn’t long before Thompson gave The Beacon the lead with a lovely passing move and accurate finish. Ayres grabbed a second after heading into the far corner with Davies adding another after a well worked Beacon move and Tully assist.

The second half began similar to the first with the Beacon switching the play well to create goal scoring opportunities. McNiff rounded off his MOM performance with a great finish to put the game beyond Oakwood. The game finished:

Oakwood 0-4 The Beacon

MOM: McNiff

A huge thank you to Oakwood for hosting, The Beacon parents for their support and also two Oakwood year 11 students who were excellent linesmen.

Mr Gardner

Match history
18/10/2018Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
Warlingham High School20The Beacon School
Warlingham High School2
The Beacon School0
Venue: Away - Tithe Pit, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9YB

The Beacon drew Warlingham in the first round of the District Cup.  The game started evenly as both teams traded attacking blows.  Taylor had a couple of attempts at goal to test the keeper before Warlingham played a long ball over the top to then go 1-0 up. 

A change of team shape at half time and the boys started to launch attack after attack. The Beacon were camped in the oppositions half as they searched for an equaliser.  Brill had a stinging shot before Davies had a great long range effort.  With 5 minutes to go, a long clearance was met by the Warlingham striker who was brought down in the penalty area.  The penalty was converted to make it 2-0.

A fantastic second half performance from The Beacon who did everything but score!

Final Score: Warlingham 2-0 The Beacon

MOM: James Measures

Thank you to Warlingham for hosting the game and The Beacon parents for their support.

Match history
09/10/2018Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
Rutlish School14The Beacon School
Rutlish School1
The Beacon School4
Venue: Away - Watery Lane, London, London, SW20 9AD

The Year 8 football team were looking to build upon their impressive first league victory with a win in the County Cup first round.  The opponents were Rutlish school. 

The Beacon started strongly with a goal inside the first 2 minutes.  Smith struck a lovely 20 yard effort into the top corner.  The Beacon took this lead into the interval but seemed to take their foot off the gas after their early goal.

The Beacon started the second half exactly as the first with a goal inside the first 2 minutes (Reader-Wells), to make it 0-2.  Shortly after, a penalty was awarded against The Beacon which Rutlish scored to make it 1-2.  This did not phase the boys as they put together attack after attack.  Reader-Wells then scored his second and completed his hattrick with 5 minutes to go making the score 1-4. 

Reader-Wells for his hattrick and Evans for his impressive combative display shared the ‘Men of the Match’ award.

Final score: Rutlish 1 - 4 The Beacon

Well done to the squad and thank you for Rutlish school for being great hosts.

Mr Gardner

Match history
19/09/2018Year 8 - Football (Football Match)
St Bedes School05The Beacon School
St Bedes School0
The Beacon School5
Venue: Away - Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ

“On Wednesday 19th September the year 8 football team kicked off their season against St Bede’s school. The Beacon started well, dominating possession and creating some great chances in front of goal. After 20 minutes The Beacon took the lead through McNiff, taking a 1-0 lead into half time.

 

Shortly after the break, Reader-Wells tapped in from a Taylor cross to make it 2-0. The Beacon continued to play expansive football, creating chance after chance. Smith added a third before Ayres struck from distance to put the game out of sight. Reader-Wells then tapped in his second of the game to mark an impressive Beacon display.

 

The final score: St Bede’s 0 – 5 The Beacon.

Man of the Match: Davies

 

Thank you to St Bede’s for hosting the fixture and The Beacon parents for their support from the sidelines.”

 

Match history

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