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20/04/18

Retweeted From PiXLEdge

What a brilliant grand final between and at today’s competition! ‘This house would require businesses to ensure 50% of their board members are women.’

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team came 2nd off overall at the regional Up for Debate competition. We are so proud of how well they have done! Both teams performed amazingly!

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team is in the final at the regional Up for Debate competition. There are 34 teams this year, and so far today they have won every round. The final debate is about to run – so fingers crossed!

19/04/18

DofE Training has begun. https://t.co/MEy06eKWx7

13/04/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Maths (NQT) SouthEast https://t.co/A5NwbhcfNM By: 16th April For: Sept is looking to appoint a Mathematics NQT, starting from 1st July 2018. Recruitment package up to £7,000 available for the right candidate. FT and Perm. https://t.co/PgIu2D6tnF

06/04/18

More fun on the slopes https://t.co/oYTX47aY5Z

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

FANTASTIC opportunities for leading within a Science department (this includes Head of Science at an outstanding school Epsom,2 positions for second in Science at schools in Caterham and Croydon, NQT/RQT positions too!) great teams & supportive network! RT

04/04/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Year 11 revision session today = 8 students leaving with personal bests in exam technique all achieved by their own hard work! Go Team RS!

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Roll it revision! Always a winner 💫🌟 https://t.co/DXThf4D0dx

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 13 collaborating and problem solving https://t.co/54BXw4ym9l

04/04/18

Fun on the slopes in the USA 🇺🇸 “ https://t.co/YyLc5ZhhDc

03/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 11 revision morning today and year 13 Biology tomorrow... we can do it! https://t.co/Pkd86RX9Od

29/03/18

Thank you for another amazing term at and we hope you have a lovely Easter https://t.co/woPJgNOQbd

29/03/18

Current house points totals https://t.co/aLEN4xS93Q

27/03/18

It’s not just the students who get to have a great time in Dorset! Thanks must also go to Matt Smith who has, once again has been the best field studies tutor for our A-Level students. You are amazing! Look forward to seeing you again next year. https://t.co/EKyki5Ojas

27/03/18

The Year 12 Geographers are an amazing group of students. They have worked solidly for the past four days collecting data. They have been a pleasure to be with for the past four days and should feel very proud of themselves. Well done - ‘Beacon Geographers Rock’! 👍🌍 https://t.co/a9PZ2uVsIC

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Perfect resource for science students! https://t.co/b9QjjmJFw0

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Loving the space projects done by year 8 today...superb job Mr Harris! https://t.co/6nXtS0HG6M

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Brilliant round up of ecology today with year 11 https://t.co/lRs6MKqVZs

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