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11/12/17

School is open and functioning fully. Next update at 1.30pm.

11/12/17

The School is OPEN. Next update at 10am this morning.

10/12/17

The school is currently OPEN on Monday. There will be a site inspection at 7am with further updates following this every thirty minutes. Students should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and please make preparations for a potentially wintry journey home from school.

09/12/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

in Banstead require a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent results in P.E & Science. You will have access to exceptional career development opportunities both at the school & across with the role https://t.co/1dFAKA8F1s https://t.co/wutMQ45hlh

08/12/17

As part of the Year 9 healthy lifestyles active tutorial this week. Each form group had to create a healthy breakfast cereal, design an advert and then present their new cereal in assembly this morning. Well done everyone and good luck. The winners will be announced soon. https://t.co/q8cTyathGa

05/12/17

Thank you to for performing "Hidden" to our Year 9 students today. Once again an entertaining yet thought provoking show. https://t.co/TTJFctQB7m

01/12/17

Retweeted From Paula Ghinn

you should thoroughly proud of yourselves. Beauty and The Beast was a triumph tonight. Well done to the cast, backstage crew and staff. A wonderful, uplifting team effort.

01/12/17

Year 12 Geographers are in London eagerly awaiting a day of A-Level lectures, kicking off with Professor Iain Stewart https://t.co/K3vohZPCIb

29/11/17

One day to go until our first performance of . https://t.co/RSEPGysydl

29/11/17

The year 8 netball team went over to the Warwick on Wednesday evening. Even in the chilly 6 degrees the girls were... https://t.co/BdyvfS57Zq

28/11/17

The latest league match was against Warwick School. A rotation of squad members gave debuts to Charlie Wright,... https://t.co/PQS6YMUJlT

28/11/17

Year 7 Therfield Cup vs De Stafford The Beacon School drew sports partnership rivals De Stafford in the 2nd... https://t.co/AdJ332bAVP

26/11/17

Year 9 and 12 Geographers.....this is one for you. https://t.co/dozPx9HTgV https://t.co/57bQkTF3zG

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Raising Standards Leader in Maths. Contact if you are interested. Please RT

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Please contact and if you are interested in a Science Teacher position at This is a fantastic school and department to work in, which is part of Please RT and share https://t.co/uQ7jFXUzt2

22/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

is seeking to appoint a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent Mathematics results to join their successful Mathematics department. Exceptional career development opportunities await the successful candidate https://t.co/1fo9BdNwmW https://t.co/PoVb1iyNrY

22/11/17

Another big win for the Beacon Year 8 football team yesterday. In the 2nd round of the Surrey Cup, Beacon had... https://t.co/OEb6eiRwaT

21/11/17

The Beacon Student Council visited Reigate Town Hall today and took part in a Question Time event hosted by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen. They sat in the Council Chambers and raised questions about mental health, Brexit and Apprenticeships. https://t.co/OCPMfB8kBj

21/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Inspirational & motivational Science Teacher required ASAP to join their flourishing science department. Click on the link below to apply or email the team at recruitment.org for more information. https://t.co/rdv1JnxCwF https://t.co/kpoR2VPtLZ

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