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26/06/17

On Wednesday, members of The Student Council went to Rosebery School and exchanged ideas with their Student Voice... https://t.co/9P2CVYHSRs

22/06/17

Don't forget the Tattenham Corner summer fair. 1st July. https://t.co/Abm6t6BUG3

22/06/17

Year 9 Geographers could not think of any better way to spend the hottest day of the year.....on the Folkestone... https://t.co/0Rrh19egqX

22/06/17

Congratulations to the year 7 and 8 cricket teams for beating Cheam High School with both teams winning convincingly.

21/06/17

The CILIP Carnegie 2017 winner was announced on Monday. The Beaconeiges met in the LRC at 12 p.m and watched the... https://t.co/Wfwzu9WbpN

19/06/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – Prime Minister Year 8 – Sports Week Year 9 – Sports Week – Healthy... https://t.co/KMUzgwCXmW

16/06/17

The winning book of the Carnegie Medal 2017 will be announced on Monday where a celebration party will be held in... https://t.co/Abb3XMwKCp

14/06/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/2QXVMWifav

14/06/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/U2pDoFPO90

13/06/17

In the Beaconegies meeting today the students were making their own book trailer for their favorite Carnegie... https://t.co/DZxWeY0T24

12/06/17

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

Vanessa Murphy continues the 30:30:30 campaign at today - Thank you Vanessa!

12/06/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – National Sports Week Year 8 – Healthy Lifestyle Year 9 – Social Media... https://t.co/RKeprSw90c

08/06/17

The Beacon School’s Mock Election 2017 On the day of the General Election, volunteers from the Student Council... https://t.co/ZkAq07OOns

08/06/17

249 students from Years 10 and 11 have now been to see Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe – that’s 22% of... https://t.co/3AjnOb1bCp

08/06/17

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Open Casting Call for Lead Speaking Roles https://t.co/r6IO4UtumC via

08/06/17

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Epsom runs from the Beacon School Wednesday's 5-8pm. Now enrolling for Sept term. https://t.co/MpV1yFcXKe

07/06/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/T4a1XNrEaw

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