Curriculum overview - 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!


Good luck to all those finding out their A-level results today.


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Year 13 Geographers......this is one fascinating article to prepare you for your ‘Superpowers’ topic in September.


All ready for prize giving tonight.


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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.


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Home from -a truly awesome day. I have been a true fan girl and met some of the wonderful women I have inspired me for a long time, and can add more to that list today. I will be 10%braver, I will fulfil my pledge & I hope to inspire others in the future


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.


A Great opportunity with


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


The Geography Department are getting excited!! 🇮🇹


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 😄😄


Our Year 13 students enjoyed their Prom last night at the Kingswood Golf Club.


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.

Curriculum overview

Curriculum overview

Our curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the needs of all our students, so that they find learning at The Beacon School exciting, challenging and enjoyable.  High quality teaching enables the students to develop in-depth knowledge across a broad and balanced range of subject areas and achieve the highest standards.  Our aim is for the curriculum:

  • To be broad and balanced.

  • To develop every student’s core academic skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • To encourage students to enjoy learning, now and in the future so that they continue to learn throughout their lives.

  • To encourage students to always strive to achieve the very best in everything they do.

  • To ensure students have an understanding of fundamental British values, including those of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance.

  • To have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be a responsible citizen and lead a successful and happy life.

  • To support and develop every individual’s interests

  • To ensure rapid academic progression towards successful school-based and public qualifications.


As well as the curriculum outlined above, The Beacon School has a unique enrichment programme which forms part of the student’s timetabled study.

Link to the Enrichment Programme



At The Beacon School our core values; we care, we aim high, we achieve together, we lead the way exemplify our attitude and approach towards developing the whole child as we believe in developing their social and emotional skills and encourage them to make the most of opportunities and responsibilities so they are able to flourish in the 21st century.  Underpinned by our Core British Values, Active Tutorial is an integral part of this development.  On designated days during the school week, Registration time offers students the opportunity to widen their understanding of and access to, their own world and that of others around them.  Within the safety of a familiar group, students are encouraged to debate, reflect and respond to a variety of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.  This not only plays a significant part in developing their ability to learn and achieve, but also encourages them to become active citizens within our society. For this year’s Active Tutorial Programme click here