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28/04/17

The correct answers to this week's quizzes are... https://t.co/FI0d3QeU0Q

28/04/17

The cut-off date for the quiz be changed to the 5th May not 15th https://t.co/x91sPH61Yb

27/04/17

The Year 8 Football team were in the district cup final tonight against Oxted School The game was 1-1 at full... https://t.co/hZduXDvWAE

27/04/17

Appointment of New Headteacher - Appointment of New Headteacher - News - The Beacon School... https://t.co/W2GQCnbcq0

27/04/17

BPA Quiz Night https://t.co/J5tT1uvUHH

27/04/17

Current house points totals https://t.co/m1YEvQu4Ol

26/04/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/n8m1PJmi0Z

26/04/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/1F1xrQJgt0

25/04/17

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Amazing revision session with my year 12's and 13's today looking at the absorption of triglycerides across a membrane https://t.co/x1PIlUciZl

25/04/17

Just a reminder that it's Year 9 parents evening tomorrow from 4pm onwards.

24/04/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – How to Revise Year 8 – Revision Skills Year 9 – Revision Skills Year... https://t.co/LSpZ3FJOa8

23/04/17

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

may be some useful resources here for our https://t.co/piaxjfsFQE

20/04/17

Retweeted From STEM Sussex

we have free teacher training next week in Epsom to encourage girls in STEM, would you like to attend? https://t.co/KrMt9YnwMk

20/04/17

Year 10 investigating how light intensity affects photosynthesis https://t.co/3aAo2aNrS0

20/04/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/KQt9sYrfZ3

20/04/17

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

19/04/17

The debating team have done really well winning two debates. 30 schools competing, we missed top 3 by 3 points! Well done Team Beacon!

19/04/17

The debating team have won their second debate. One more to go, the impromptu debate!

19/04/17

The debating team have won their first debate! Two more to go....

19/04/17

The Beacon School debating team is off to their first regional heats - good luck!

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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