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20/04/18

Retweeted From PiXLEdge

What a brilliant grand final between and at today’s competition! ‘This house would require businesses to ensure 50% of their board members are women.’

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team came 2nd off overall at the regional Up for Debate competition. We are so proud of how well they have done! Both teams performed amazingly!

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team is in the final at the regional Up for Debate competition. There are 34 teams this year, and so far today they have won every round. The final debate is about to run – so fingers crossed!

19/04/18

DofE Training has begun. https://t.co/MEy06eKWx7

13/04/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Maths (NQT) SouthEast https://t.co/A5NwbhcfNM By: 16th April For: Sept is looking to appoint a Mathematics NQT, starting from 1st July 2018. Recruitment package up to £7,000 available for the right candidate. FT and Perm. https://t.co/PgIu2D6tnF

06/04/18

More fun on the slopes https://t.co/oYTX47aY5Z

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

FANTASTIC opportunities for leading within a Science department (this includes Head of Science at an outstanding school Epsom,2 positions for second in Science at schools in Caterham and Croydon, NQT/RQT positions too!) great teams & supportive network! RT

04/04/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Year 11 revision session today = 8 students leaving with personal bests in exam technique all achieved by their own hard work! Go Team RS!

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Roll it revision! Always a winner 💫🌟 https://t.co/DXThf4D0dx

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 13 collaborating and problem solving https://t.co/54BXw4ym9l

04/04/18

Fun on the slopes in the USA 🇺🇸 “ https://t.co/YyLc5ZhhDc

03/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 11 revision morning today and year 13 Biology tomorrow... we can do it! https://t.co/Pkd86RX9Od

29/03/18

Thank you for another amazing term at and we hope you have a lovely Easter https://t.co/woPJgNOQbd

29/03/18

Current house points totals https://t.co/aLEN4xS93Q

27/03/18

It’s not just the students who get to have a great time in Dorset! Thanks must also go to Matt Smith who has, once again has been the best field studies tutor for our A-Level students. You are amazing! Look forward to seeing you again next year. https://t.co/EKyki5Ojas

27/03/18

The Year 12 Geographers are an amazing group of students. They have worked solidly for the past four days collecting data. They have been a pleasure to be with for the past four days and should feel very proud of themselves. Well done - ‘Beacon Geographers Rock’! 👍🌍 https://t.co/a9PZ2uVsIC

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Perfect resource for science students! https://t.co/b9QjjmJFw0

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Loving the space projects done by year 8 today...superb job Mr Harris! https://t.co/6nXtS0HG6M

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Brilliant round up of ecology today with year 11 https://t.co/lRs6MKqVZs

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