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10/02/20

Sunny day at the courts https://t.co/lIC0ZVj5dX

10/02/20

Y12 law students looking forward to a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey. https://t.co/svr3atYJMs

08/02/20

Retweeted From Sue Pickford Cheung

OMG I got homemade cupcakes off some gorgeous book clubbers at ! If this is what being a writer means then bring it on! https://t.co/JXREt4CZ8A

04/02/20

Year 7 continued to impress the art department with their production of wild and wonderful rainforest creatures. The majority of students have been awarded an array of Beacon proud points. The Headteacher will also be awarding a selection of students a headteacher commendation https://t.co/G8ohQvkv5T

04/02/20

The Design and Technology department has just received new MIG welder. The welder was provided to us by SGN southern gas networks. The welding equipment was requested by the BFA and we will use it in support of their forthcoming projects. https://t.co/sGI9qHZD79

03/02/20

RECRUITMENT We are looking to recruit a School Nurse, This position calls for a suitably experienced and qualified nurse. It is a permanent, term-time only role. If you would be interested please follow the link below. https://t.co/373MNaOTS1

03/02/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/mdb7fOyyFi

29/01/20

Rotary Young Chef Competition - heat winner Following her success as winner of the first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition in the local heats, we would like to wish Georgia in Year 10 the best of luck as she enters the 2nd round in the district competition on Saturday. https://t.co/p47IpPBeCH

28/01/20

Well Done 👏👏👏 Loving your work. 😍 Always good to see a former student doing well. https://t.co/fmNnCUpN3e

27/01/20

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

If you work with young people and have an concern, speak to one of our heroes over at the - they're here to help https://t.co/PPCu8ttZcs https://t.co/bh5hFTt39J

27/01/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/TfVoEfMuV2

24/01/20

We Support the Red Box Project https://t.co/z7OmHXIvMb

24/01/20

DT catch-up club for KS3 projects started last term. https://t.co/5PwdtNS3Ha

20/01/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/eK4CqU4ldj

16/01/20

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

Our 2nd Debate Higher session is underway! We are at learning about argument & persuasion from the wonderful Ruth Tweedale, a senior lecturer in the Law dept. Welcome https://t.co/qf9ZwA8Zlx

16/01/20

Happy New Year to you all. We have some fantastic news to share with you, Phase Two is now complete! Prior to Christmas, we had the new carpet laid and Tuesday saw the installation of the new library shelving. I am so pleased to say we are so nearly there. https://t.co/SJ1Qo4y5DS

Posted on: 22/08/2019

GCSE Results, best ever top grades

GCSE Results – Best ever top grades

We are delighted that some many students performed brilliantly across a high number of subjects.  At the top end, we just about doubled our numbers for Grade 9 results from 18 to 34, and our number of Grade 8s went from 56 to 69.  In a national context where top grades are hard to achieve, this is a great achievement.   The particular successes are listed below:

  • Evie Mackenzie:   8 x 9, 2 x 8,  1 x A 
  • Charlotte Peckett: 4 x 9, 2 x 8, 3 x 7, 1 x 5
  • Hannah Craig: 3 x 9, 5 x 8, 2 x 7, 1 x B
  • James Ford: 1 x 9, 3 x 8, 3 x 7, 1x 6, 1 x A, 1 x 4
  • Abby Osborne:  2 x 9,  3 x 7,   3 x 6, 1 x 4 
  • Lara Jarman:  2 x 9, 2 x 8, 2 x 7, 2 x 6, 1 x B
  • Grace Pethig:  2 x 9, 4 x 8, 1 x 7, 1 x 6, 2 x 5, 1 x A*
  • Brandon Sadler: 1 x 9, 3 x 8, 3 x 7, 1 x 6

Across the full range of subjects, there were some very strong grades, with students showing high commitment to achieving well.  It means the numbers staying on at the Sixth Form here are up - as more and more students want to continue to A Levels and higher award BTECs.

Evie MacKenzie will be among them.  She is aiming for a career in medicine and was delighted with her excellent results. She said: “It’s like you have five years without knowing if you can do it – but now on paper I can say to myself that I definitely can.”

Hannah Craig, whose 9s came in English Language, English Literature and history, added: “I was so nervous, I’ve been up since five!  The teachers here have been so good to me, especially my English teacher Miss Brown.”

Brandon Sadler will also be staying on at Beacon’s Sixth Form, to study drama, film and geography.  He said: “I knew I’d done well with the drama practical but was worried I’d flunked the written, but I did better than I thought, so I’m very pleased.”