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07/06/18

The year 7 athletics squad travelled to Reigate Grammar School to compete in the district competition. Students worked exceptionally hard. Georgia who qualified for the 100m final and Joe who is the district champion for Javelin throwing over 20m! Fantastic work by all Miss S Day https://t.co/Gm2j1BWnVn

04/06/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Tell me what you know... year 11 revision for homeostasis, followed by some EQ and self assessment! Quick and pacey... some of them have really worked hard for their B2 exam https://t.co/eSutQO3VXb

04/06/18

The Beacon School Car Boot Sale on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. £10 fee per car. Open for setup from 8am. To register visit our event page: https://t.co/ryUT9EEJ4a All proceeds benefit students and community by helping fund important projects and initiatives.

01/06/18

Our Madrid group arrived safe and well on Tuesday and having had an accommodation upgrade are loving their time in Spain and as expected making us proud with their positive representation of the Beacon School.

23/05/18

A Level Art and Photography final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett. By Monday 11th June 4pm.

23/05/18

GCSE Art final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett by Monday 4th June 4pm.

22/05/18

The Beacon School were pleased to welcome John and Emily from today, who presented a £1750 cheque to members of the Student Council and Headteacher Keith Batchelor. The money will be spent on facilities that will lead to the reduction of waste plastic around the school. https://t.co/pPNKErEIz0

22/05/18

Retweeted From Justine Sheehan

Very best of luck to Y11 students for their English Literature exam today. You've worked so hard - just go for it!!

17/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

What a superb effort from year 11 today! 7:30am start for breakfast revision, then the C1 exam followed by their science lesson in which they smashed out ‘tell me what you know about energy” https://t.co/23dqBr3qZg

17/05/18

Retweeted From GoConqr

Best of luck to all students starting exams this week. You can find lots of free last minute revision courses and resources on GoConqr https://t.co/yHwDvjhBnd

16/05/18

The following students have been selected to represent South Surrey Schools at the Surrey Schools athletics competition in June; Josh Edwards – Shot put Jake Steele – Javelin Owen Waite – 800m & 1500m Kai Braybrook Discus A fantastic yet thoroughly deserved opportunity for all.

16/05/18

Geographers....this is one for you. https://t.co/42390bET6E

15/05/18

Retweeted From Croydon Harriers

Congratulations to Emmanuel Thomas (Pole Vault) and Samir Williams (4x100m) on being picked for GB Juniors for the Loughborough International! https://t.co/k1xfrBw4eB

15/05/18

.. 10 % raised already, thank you for your support and enthusiasm for this project. Continue your support by coming to the BPA Car Boot Sale Sat 10th June, 9-12 am, sellers at 8.00 am. £10 per car in advance, £12 on day. Entry by donation. https://t.co/e5UknvsLTd

15/05/18

Wishing all our students good luck! In their exams.

11/05/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Superb revision session with the lovely year 11’s ... trialling as promised my revision clocks for B1 https://t.co/hplfrQkxVb

Homework

Homework

At The Beacon, we know that homework makes a significant difference to the learning process and individual student attainment.  It is often those who have highly developed independent learning skills from completing homework that make the strongest progress and are successful in examinations.  Homework aims to develop our students’ skills, knowledge and enjoyment for their subjects.  It is designed to:

• extend knowledge from lessons
• improve independence
• encourage everyone to read widely and deeply
• help ensure excellent progress and levels of work across all subjects.

How is homework set?

We endeavour to communicate homework tasks and expectations efficiently to ensure student engagement and gain parental support for effective home learning.  It is set by the subject teachers according to the homework timetable.  Students need to record the task and the deadline in their student organisers.  The task and deadline are also on the Show My Homework page of the school website and this often carries links to wider reading sources or video clips that can support learning. 

To do their very best, our advice to students is:

• Check you have understood the task and made a good note of the hand in date in your organiser.
• Ask your teacher what you need to do in order to achieve your best.
• Produce work of a high quality – all the time.
• Spend at least the time you have been given to complete the tasks.
• Extend your interests by reading widely around the topics.

How often is homework set?

In Key Stage 3 students should expect up to one hour and thirty minutes of homework each day although this may vary depending on the positioning of subjects on the timetable.  In Key Stage 4, this will increase to around two hours and students will also be expected to carry out additional background reading and revision of class work, especially during the examination and assessment periods.  In the Sixth Form, we expect an hour for each taught hour within the timetable i.e. 9 hours per subject so 9 hours homework time.

Show My Homework