KS3 - The Beacon School
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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! https://t.co/ansv6xUK2B


Good luck to all those finding out their A-level results today. https://t.co/9hKKv1JS7p


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Year 13 Geographers......this is one fascinating article to prepare you for your ‘Superpowers’ topic in September. https://t.co/QxbK8wERbg


All ready for prize giving tonight. https://t.co/hjPie7ajta


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Stormzy is releasing a book and setting up a publishing company. Share with your students champions of their age. Role models of their generation. He is one. Nobodies perfect. But he is working to be better. Daily. https://t.co/MW2MvMViuH


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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. https://t.co/1a10P3Klfm


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Can you think of any other places they need to visit?


The Geography Department are getting excited!! 🇮🇹 https://t.co/RGnh90ZstA


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 😄😄 https://t.co/8UBhL8c620


Our Year 13 students enjoyed their Prom last night at the Kingswood Golf Club. https://t.co/2nCH412dMD


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.


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