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14/04/19

The USA ski trip have touched down at London Heathrow.

12/04/19

Update from USA ski trip. Everyone has progressed significantly and are now pro skiers 😁 https://t.co/Fv5SNVEOeg

09/04/19

Update from USA ski trip. https://t.co/wVzLJ0nyvR

09/04/19

Update from USA ski trip

09/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Food & Nutrition opportunity in Banstead for September. The successful candidate will have a confident understanding of the curriculum and the ability to create new and exciting resources that challenge and inspire the students. https://t.co/NFhvoqfadI https://t.co/r8Oc2U8L2U

07/04/19

Just to let you know the USA ski trip have arrived safe and sound.

05/04/19

An amazing achievement to come joint 3rd in the whole of Surrey of which 64 schools entered. We wish Carshalton the best of luck in the final of the Surrey competition and National competition. For full detailed match report please go to our website. https://t.co/uu8GvGEOjP

05/04/19

The year 8 football team played their semi final of the County Cup against Carshalton Boys at Sutton FC. The game was a fantastic spectacle as both teams played superb football. Unfortunately Beacon lost the game 1-0 in the last few moments of the game.

05/04/19

Retweeted From Fiona Thorne

A huge thank you to the wonderful staff and students for holding their Sixth Form Rag Week in aid of and raising the fantastic amount of £513.10! We appreciate your support so much and wish you all a very Happy Easter!

05/04/19

Have a good break. https://t.co/DMLou1Q3G6

03/04/19

Anyone up for a challenge? https://t.co/fVYwWqdQMI

28/03/19

Our year 10 students at the University of Surrey at their graduation ceremony. These students completed a 6 month Outreach program and presented their work at this final session. Congratulations.👏👏👏 https://t.co/lYcz84GDFl

27/03/19

Careers fair in full swing. With special guest. https://t.co/FFmIWel27v

27/03/19

Careers fair today. https://t.co/tIS5wfu4Tb

24/03/19

Congratulations Charlie. 👏👏 https://t.co/XFPWP70GzY

22/03/19

Congratulations.👏👏👏👏

22/03/19

Retweeted From Oxford Science

The shortlist for the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award has been announced https://t.co/UXCefKiPFF We're very proud to sponsor this award which celebrates the nation's most inspiring biology teachers

22/03/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Geography required for September. The School is conveniently located within easy reach of Sutton, Croydon and south London, with excellent road networks. Click below to apply or email hr.co.uk to arrange a visit. https://t.co/vQ7aZs5zbj https://t.co/2f2AtbFzs4

Posted on: 23/08/2018

GCSE Results Bounce Back at The Beacon

Keith Batchelor, Headteacher, praised students and staff after a bounce in GCSE results this year.

The increase in students passing English and Mathematics, in particular, has been significant: Mathematics results increased by 16 per cent, English by 10 per cent, raising the pass rate to 74 per cent for each of these subjects.

The percentage of students who achieved both these core subjects, a national measure, went up by a strong 15 per cent to 67 per cent. There was a bounce, too, in the top grades with 18 results at grade 9 and 56 at grade 8.
 
Keith Batchelor said, “Our Year 11s and all the staff have done the school proud this year.   They have not only risen to the challenge of tougher GCSEs but gone beyond our expectations in their collective attainment. The rise in results is a real boost to the school.  We will see many more join us for Year 12 in September and wish the others on to successful futures elsewhere.”

There were particular success stories for individual students:

  • Michael: 4 x 9, 3 x 7, 2 x 6, 1 x B.  Michael achieved A^ for his Further Mathematics.  This is A* with Distinction.  A phenomenal result.
  • Jasmine: 3 x 9, 3 x 8, 1 x 7, 1 x 6, 2 x A
  • James:  1 x 9, 4 x 8, 3 x 7, 1 x 6, 1 x A,  1 x 5
  • Will:  1 x 9,  5 x 8, 1 x A*, 2 x 7
  • Megan:  1 x 9, 3 x 8, 2 x 7, 1 x 6, 2 x 5, 1 x B
  • Holly: 1 x 9, 1 x 8, 1x 7, 6 x 6, 1 x 5
  • Rose: 1 x 9, 2 x 8, 1 x A  5 x 7, 1 x 6
  • Zoe: 5 x 8, 2 x 7, 2 x 5, 1 x B
  • Sean: 3 x 8, 2 x 7, 2 x 6, 2 x 5, 1 x B

Across the full range of subjects, there were some very strong grades, with students showing high commitment to achieving well in the many new and challenging specifications.

The numbers to the school’s Sixth Form are up - as more and more students want to continue to A Levels and higher-award BTECs.

Michael, whose four 9s came in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, said: “I didn’t expect to do this well in the sciences. All the teachers are very supportive here. They were always eager to offer help however I needed it.”

Zoe, too, stressed the help given to her by staff.  She added: “The teachers were so good to me.  I had people after school with me helping me revise, even some of the teachers I didn’t usually have.

“I was scared of opening the envelope in front of everyone so I went out to the car and gave it to my Mum to open!  I’m really glad I also passed Physics and further Maths.”

Dave Harris, Leader for Year 11, said: “I have never been involved with a staff body that has given the sort of time and help that they’ve given to these students.   I’ve been really impressed with the work and attitude of the students. After Christmas, the renewed energy was really fantastic to see.  We had kids coming in early, going home late. Their dedication has been fantastic.

We told them, ‘Wait until August, you’ll be so pleased.’ It’s a really poignant moment to see all the smiles and happy faces.”