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11/12/17

School is open and functioning fully. Next update at 1.30pm.

11/12/17

The School is OPEN. Next update at 10am this morning.

10/12/17

The school is currently OPEN on Monday. There will be a site inspection at 7am with further updates following this every thirty minutes. Students should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and please make preparations for a potentially wintry journey home from school.

09/12/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

in Banstead require a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent results in P.E & Science. You will have access to exceptional career development opportunities both at the school & across with the role https://t.co/1dFAKA8F1s https://t.co/wutMQ45hlh

08/12/17

As part of the Year 9 healthy lifestyles active tutorial this week. Each form group had to create a healthy breakfast cereal, design an advert and then present their new cereal in assembly this morning. Well done everyone and good luck. The winners will be announced soon. https://t.co/q8cTyathGa

05/12/17

Thank you to for performing "Hidden" to our Year 9 students today. Once again an entertaining yet thought provoking show. https://t.co/TTJFctQB7m

01/12/17

Retweeted From Paula Ghinn

you should thoroughly proud of yourselves. Beauty and The Beast was a triumph tonight. Well done to the cast, backstage crew and staff. A wonderful, uplifting team effort.

01/12/17

Year 12 Geographers are in London eagerly awaiting a day of A-Level lectures, kicking off with Professor Iain Stewart https://t.co/K3vohZPCIb

29/11/17

One day to go until our first performance of . https://t.co/RSEPGysydl

29/11/17

The year 8 netball team went over to the Warwick on Wednesday evening. Even in the chilly 6 degrees the girls were... https://t.co/BdyvfS57Zq

28/11/17

The latest league match was against Warwick School. A rotation of squad members gave debuts to Charlie Wright,... https://t.co/PQS6YMUJlT

28/11/17

Year 7 Therfield Cup vs De Stafford The Beacon School drew sports partnership rivals De Stafford in the 2nd... https://t.co/AdJ332bAVP

26/11/17

Year 9 and 12 Geographers.....this is one for you. https://t.co/dozPx9HTgV https://t.co/57bQkTF3zG

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Raising Standards Leader in Maths. Contact if you are interested. Please RT

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Please contact and if you are interested in a Science Teacher position at This is a fantastic school and department to work in, which is part of Please RT and share https://t.co/uQ7jFXUzt2

22/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

is seeking to appoint a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent Mathematics results to join their successful Mathematics department. Exceptional career development opportunities await the successful candidate https://t.co/1fo9BdNwmW https://t.co/PoVb1iyNrY

22/11/17

Another big win for the Beacon Year 8 football team yesterday. In the 2nd round of the Surrey Cup, Beacon had... https://t.co/OEb6eiRwaT

21/11/17

The Beacon Student Council visited Reigate Town Hall today and took part in a Question Time event hosted by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen. They sat in the Council Chambers and raised questions about mental health, Brexit and Apprenticeships. https://t.co/OCPMfB8kBj

21/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Inspirational & motivational Science Teacher required ASAP to join their flourishing science department. Click on the link below to apply or email the team at recruitment.org for more information. https://t.co/rdv1JnxCwF https://t.co/kpoR2VPtLZ

Assessment and Reporting

ASSESSMENT

RATIONALE

In order to ensure that every student acquires the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to be successful in their GCSEs and beyond, rigorous and regular assessment is at the heart of our teachers’ work.  At Key Stage 3, assessment will have an impact on the process of choosing options for study at Key Stage 4.

‘Assessment’ is an everyday activity helping us make inferences about student learning and how to close the gaps.  It is inextricably linked to teaching, as without assessment we can never know what has been learned.  Our expectation is that all our students will thrive academically and achieve exam results of which they can be proud, regardless of their starting point.

Student progress is carefully monitored through regular marking and feedback by the teaching staff.  In addition to this, students are assessed in each subject throughout the term.  The way that students are assessed varies depending on the skills and knowledge being studied at the time and on the subject being taught, but will include formal testing as well as presentations and practical assignments.  This information allows us to establish how effectively our students are learning and can be used to design interventions that will help them improve on any weak areas of knowledge, understanding or skills. 

 

REPORTS AND WORKING TOGETHER

We recognise the importance of providing students and their parents/carers with regular feedback on their progress at The Beacon School.  Parents/Carers receive three reports during the academic year 2017-18.

The school regularly holds Curriculum Information evenings which aim to inform parents of the content of each academic year or Key Stage, how students will be assessed as well as explaining important details such as National Curriculum levels, how to use our Virtual Learning Environment and how families can best support their child's progress at home.  It is also an opportunity to find out what students will be studying and what extra materials will help them to ensure their progress even further.

 

 

Documents

Letters Home Date  
KS3 Assessment without levels 20th Feb 2017 Download