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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

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