Examination Results - 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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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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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.

Examination Results


Information about The Beacon School on the DfE school performance tables website.


Students at The Beacon School enjoyed many success in their GCSEs in 2017.  With more challenging examinations in core subjects, they performed really well, with two thirds of the results in English and Maths securing a pass, many at the very top end of the new numerical system.  At this end, the school achieved 14 grade 9s and 30 grade 8s.  The English Literature results held up from last year, even with much more demanding requirements. There were 100% pass rates in PE and Drama, and half of the grades in RS and Textiles were A*/As.  Across the year group and across most subjects, progress from student starting points was generally very positive.

Russell Bennett, Principal, said, ‘In these changing times, the results this year have been very well-received.  Our students worked so well with the new examination demands and clearly excelled in many areas of the curriculum.  It is a real achievement to be awarded the very top scores as many have this year.  The whole staff and I are very proud of our young people. For those staying on to the Sixth Form here, we are looking forward to building on these successes next term. ‘

English and Mathematics

Results in English and Mathematics were both in line with the national average. 72% of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and 58% in Mathematics. The percentage of pupils achieving grades 9-4 in both English and Mathematics in 2017 was 52%.


63% of students achieved A*-C grades in GCSE Science qualifications. This is above the national average of 58%.

English Baccalaureate

19% of students achieved the combination of EBACC subjects (English, Mathematics, two sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography) and achieved a C or above in all Ebacc subjects.

KS4 Progress 8 & Attainment 8

The average progress and attainment 8 scores for Year 11 students in 2016/17 was -0.29 and 41.72 respectively.