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18/10/18

Year 13 Visit to Roehampton University “ Preparing to Apply “. https://t.co/yXYQNm4cyE

18/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

We were so of our students and staff today as we welcomed Central Team to for the second part of their training day.

18/10/18

Deadline Day: The online application form for 2019 entry to Beacon Sixth Form is today. Although applications will of course be accepted after today, the applications received prior to this deadline will help... https://t.co/A5UvKYDjso

17/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

You are welcome it was an excellent today https://t.co/bqXxPhecXD

17/10/18

Come along to our Christmas Shopping Evening, Friday 23rd Nov, and buy your Christmas Gifts from local, independent, businesses, and help raise more funds for the "Imagination Station" £3 entry - with a free drink Children under 16 -Free https://t.co/QHaMQ8nXqP

17/10/18

Beacon started their Surrey Cup campaign yesterday with an away match at Three Rivers Academy, Hersham. This is the first of two matches this week and with a couple of injuries and rested players there were some... https://t.co/rCRS9Ob0pL

16/10/18

Match Report Year 11 Beacon vs Glenthorne https://t.co/lSMUUvGBFE

16/10/18

Match report Year 10 Beacon vs De Stafford https://t.co/qpwaQSR9VP

15/10/18

Retweeted From BBC Radio 5 Live

Dyslexia? It's no big deal - it's actually helped me, says Dragons' Den's Theo Paphitis. A report suggests people with dyslexia are great at reasoning, communicating and working out different solutions. 🔵 More on https://t.co/KgpTrvF7fP

12/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Huge shout out to for organising 7 year groups worth of PSCHE drop down day today! My year 11’s loved the financial well-being projects and crowdfunding!

12/10/18

Y11 French students have shown what they are made of with their performance in their speaking exams this week. Well done!

11/10/18

Retweeted From Steph McGovern

Know anyone aged 11-14 who wants to learn about cyber security? There are free CyberFirst courses all over the UK: https://t.co/aA8TU3GvnH

09/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Well done this a great achievement. We are so of you https://t.co/Lwo2OyzXv7

09/10/18

The Beacon Year 8 football team march on in the County Cup beating Rutlish school 4-1!

09/10/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

We did it! Banstead planted 10,000 purple crocuses in The Orchard to symbolise the campaign! https://t.co/BTFkVb8UKp

09/10/18

Rising global temperatures - what will future impacts be? Year 7 and 9, we will be studying this issue later on this year. Year 13, consider how this warming will impact upon the Global Hydrological Cycle. https://t.co/4taSTdEA35

09/10/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

This a great opportunity to come and work with our very own the GLF Science Lead as a teacher of science https://t.co/OsKdls1D5g

05/10/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

LeadPractitioner SouthEast https://t.co/YQ0f83JVyn By: 15th Oct For: Jan 19 is seeking to appoint an English Lead Practitioner. FT and perm. call 020 8716 4987 for more info or email recruitment.org https://t.co/84DKKkEtjN

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