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07/06/18

The year 7 athletics squad travelled to Reigate Grammar School to compete in the district competition. Students worked exceptionally hard. Georgia who qualified for the 100m final and Joe who is the district champion for Javelin throwing over 20m! Fantastic work by all Miss S Day https://t.co/Gm2j1BWnVn

04/06/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Tell me what you know... year 11 revision for homeostasis, followed by some EQ and self assessment! Quick and pacey... some of them have really worked hard for their B2 exam https://t.co/eSutQO3VXb

04/06/18

The Beacon School Car Boot Sale on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. £10 fee per car. Open for setup from 8am. To register visit our event page: https://t.co/ryUT9EEJ4a All proceeds benefit students and community by helping fund important projects and initiatives.

01/06/18

Our Madrid group arrived safe and well on Tuesday and having had an accommodation upgrade are loving their time in Spain and as expected making us proud with their positive representation of the Beacon School.

23/05/18

A Level Art and Photography final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett. By Monday 11th June 4pm.

23/05/18

GCSE Art final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett by Monday 4th June 4pm.

22/05/18

The Beacon School were pleased to welcome John and Emily from today, who presented a £1750 cheque to members of the Student Council and Headteacher Keith Batchelor. The money will be spent on facilities that will lead to the reduction of waste plastic around the school. https://t.co/pPNKErEIz0

22/05/18

Retweeted From Justine Sheehan

Very best of luck to Y11 students for their English Literature exam today. You've worked so hard - just go for it!!

17/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

What a superb effort from year 11 today! 7:30am start for breakfast revision, then the C1 exam followed by their science lesson in which they smashed out ‘tell me what you know about energy” https://t.co/23dqBr3qZg

17/05/18

Retweeted From GoConqr

Best of luck to all students starting exams this week. You can find lots of free last minute revision courses and resources on GoConqr https://t.co/yHwDvjhBnd

16/05/18

The following students have been selected to represent South Surrey Schools at the Surrey Schools athletics competition in June; Josh Edwards – Shot put Jake Steele – Javelin Owen Waite – 800m & 1500m Kai Braybrook Discus A fantastic yet thoroughly deserved opportunity for all.

16/05/18

Geographers....this is one for you. https://t.co/42390bET6E

15/05/18

Retweeted From Croydon Harriers

Congratulations to Emmanuel Thomas (Pole Vault) and Samir Williams (4x100m) on being picked for GB Juniors for the Loughborough International! https://t.co/k1xfrBw4eB

15/05/18

.. 10 % raised already, thank you for your support and enthusiasm for this project. Continue your support by coming to the BPA Car Boot Sale Sat 10th June, 9-12 am, sellers at 8.00 am. £10 per car in advance, £12 on day. Entry by donation. https://t.co/e5UknvsLTd

15/05/18

Wishing all our students good luck! In their exams.

11/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Superb revision session with the lovely year 11’s ... trialling as promised my revision clocks for B1 https://t.co/hplfrQkxVb

KS3

KS3 Vision

‘In Key Stage 3 we aim to support the school’s vision of becoming an outstanding school in all aspects by 2020. Students will be fully prepared for KS4 by ensuring that we give each and every one a wide variety of experiences through an engaging and stimulating range of activities completed within lessons, registration, around school, the local community and beyond. Learning and teaching will be dynamic and transform the life chances of all students; disadvantage will never be a barrier to success.’

As part of the KS3 vision, each Year Group has a key theme:

Year 7 – Induction and Development

A key aim of this year is to induct students into The Beacon School’s routines and academic/behavioural expectations. There will be a particular focus on developing a love of learning within a culture that promotes independence and celebrates student achievement, effort and ‘going the extra mile’.

Year 8 – ‘GCSE ready’

A key aim of this year is to ensure students have the best opportunity to achieve their end of KS3 targets, have academic ambition and be role models to other students. There will be a particular focus on developing students’ resilience and retention skills through the rigour of their study. Broadening students’ understanding of varied careers through a range of activities will inform their transition to a more personalised programme of study at KS4.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

When students arrive in Year 7, we aim to build on their knowledge and skills from Key Stage 2. We ensure all our schemes of learning contain lessons that will inspire and engage our students and offer the right level of challenge for students of all abilities. There is a strong focus on the core subjects of English, Literacy, Mathematics, Mathematical Skills and Science.  Students also study Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Geography, History, Music, Personal, Social and Citizenship Education, Physical Education and Religious Studies.

Students are set by academic ability in the majority of their subjects; we offer an express stream for our most able students.

Year 8

During Year 8, students consolidate their Key Stage 3 learning and further develop their skills and knowledge that will form the basis of a good understanding in Year 9 and beyond. Our comprehensive Options Programme takes place during the spring term and enables each student to be guided on to a personalised curriculum experience in Key Stage 4. We aim to ensure every Year 8 student is ‘GCSE ready’ by the end of the academic year.

Additional information regarding Years 7 and 8 can be found within the KS3 Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Maps for each subject provide details about what students will be learning at different times of the school year.  Included in each plan is how students can further extend their learning outside of the classroom environment.

Curriculum Maps

KS-3-Curriculum-Guide-Sept-2017.pdf