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20/10/17

With wonderful warm weather predicted for half term, why not take advantage and have your family photo shoot out... https://t.co/69aLTmqXA0

19/10/17

Learning how to measure distance on a map in Year 7 Geography https://t.co/elWI4WA3kb

19/10/17

Learning how to measure distance on a map in Year 7 Geography.

19/10/17

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30 primary school science leads for the first GLF primary Science conference!

18/10/17

Well done Year 9 GCSE Dance students who toured their local primary schools. Thank you to and https://t.co/O4KEzgEQXU

17/10/17

Year 7 Football. The first league encounter was an away fixture against Oakwood. Both teams started well,... https://t.co/mq8CKMDbM7

17/10/17

Year 11 match tonight. League match Beacon 3- Warwick 1 Man of the match- Harrison Bethell

16/10/17

This week’s active tutorials. Year 7 – Guy Fawkes Year 8 – Guy Fawkes Year 9 – Guy Fawkes (Extremism)/Personal... https://t.co/LSTei9wAHO

16/10/17

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15/10/17

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14/10/17

The Beacon Schools latest newsletter https://t.co/kl4VFm4gB7 https://t.co/5AvqjDNAH4

13/10/17

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What do you mean you’ve still got ? Get them to before they self-destruct. Turn them into magic & smiles. https://t.co/rVdskbv5Wa

13/10/17

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12/10/17

Current house points totals https://t.co/3rPaHzGW7e

12/10/17

Year 11 Netball team who won all 5 of their games at the District Netball tournament at RAAS to be crowned the shield winners. https://t.co/9RakrdyKII

12/10/17

Some fantastic revision on atmospheric circulation with the Year 11 Geography EGGS https://t.co/O5TUv4b3GU

12/10/17

Year 8 Football. Another day and another WIN for The Beacon. On a wet, miserable, Wednesday afternoon the year... https://t.co/zK8AixDgqQ

11/10/17

Year 9 Football. The boys lined up for a really important game tonight (11/10/17) as it was a league and... https://t.co/sE3JK7jM3z

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.

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