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23/09/19

The Beacon Singers is our non-audition choir, open to all students from Years 7-13. Rehearsals start tomorrow after school 3:15pm-4:15pm. Whether you're new to the school, a choir regular or returning after a short break, see you in the Music Dept tomorrow! https://t.co/NOcmM5ATAa

23/09/19

We are continuing to run our comic release scheme, in aid of the . If you have any comics or teenage magazines that you no longer want, can you please bring them to the Main Office. All donations must be in good condition and free of graffiti. https://t.co/veRg35HCSc

23/09/19

The Beacon School are continuing to collect used postage stamps, in aid of ‘Against Breast Cancer’. Last year we collected 5829 used postage stamps, and thank you to all those who very donated their stamps. Could the envelopes be handed into the Main Office. https://t.co/kAa3hFRgL7

13/09/19

A great day out spent with the A Level Art and Photography students at the Tate Modern. https://t.co/yZPJO63bGH

07/09/19

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive thanks for helping us to donate £500 to enable a disabled pupil to have intensive physiotherapy sessions! RT pls https://t.co/Y7b7zTdNFe

06/09/19

School production auditions. https://t.co/TFm1z9rB5Z

05/09/19

Teams needed for the quiz night. https://t.co/qOgy68GHUv

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Breaking News - we have been selected as a local good cause in Waitrose Banstead. Don't forget to add your tokens in our slot when you shop https://t.co/AO6ABFMhPM

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Our new long awaited proper restaurant is looking absolutely fabulous. we are VERY https://t.co/vjfLsNwBGa

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

To all our Beacon families in the Tadworth/Preston area - don’t forget the Preston Community Event on Saturday 14th September. https://t.co/DO7zT4DwEo

22/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Early start for Hannah - but worth it as she achieved three 9s in her GCSE results. Well done and to Lara who also got three 9s https://t.co/RVPKnPspQW

22/08/19

GCSE Results, best ever top grades - GCSE Results, best ever top grades - News - The Beacon School... https://t.co/EMFKqwtbQc 👏👏👏👏

22/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Good news from where the number of top grades almost doubles this year. What a result. https://t.co/6v4NLhzguW

21/08/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Best wishes to all 900+ Year 11 students across ( and ) for tomorrow’s results day.

15/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Important day for students with great A level results to celebrate. Congratulations to everyone Hard work pays off https://t.co/7fJVujpMy5

15/08/19

Well done ladies. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/e31f8lc5e1

15/08/19

Congratulations well done everyone. 👏👏 https://t.co/K1bRNqywTZ

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.”