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26/06/19

Our final group of Year 9 Geographers were amazing on the coast of Folkestone today. Well done to each and every one of you. Students have been a pleasure to spend the day with https://t.co/AJe4USTYhy

24/06/19

Black ankle socks.

24/06/19

News from the French trip. We are at Calais and will be taking the 8:15 pm boat. We expect to be at school between 10:30-11:00pm but will update you once we are closer to school.

24/06/19

Student's just need have to have their jumper with them, at school, they can take them off at any time.

24/06/19

Girls uniform: We just want to confirm that last summer we changed the uniform policy to allow girls to wear black socks with their skirts in the summer term. I know that a number of families have not picked up on this change so hopefully this helps clarify the situation.

23/06/19

Day of history and culture with a morning at Bayeux and the afternoon at the 360* cinema at Arromanches. https://t.co/T8gGVLz7u7

22/06/19

Lovely morning at Avranches market followed by lunch in le jardin des plantes next stop Mont St Michel https://t.co/hNb0JrfYjC

21/06/19

We have arrived, made beds now playing before dinner having stopped for lunch by the river. https://t.co/e9W1mMYiWs

21/06/19

We are on our way!! https://t.co/0WpbAtZTbX

21/06/19

Yes.

21/06/19

Due to a major event taking place at the school this afternoon, Picquets Way and the surrounding roads are likely to be significantly busier than normal. Where possible, please make alternative arrangements for picking your son/daughter up from school at the end of the day.

20/06/19

The Geography Department have dodged the rain this week and taken 120 Geographers to sunny Folkestone to collect primary data for their GCSE coastal studies. Students have learnt to beach profile, analyse sediment, complete EQIs and field sketch.👍 https://t.co/P2DntVGCTw

14/06/19

Retweeted From BookTrust

If you've been inspired by the incredible twists and turns in the , why not find out more about some incredible female footballers? Win our competition and you could be learning about four of the greats: https://t.co/E4yYI3Cjge https://t.co/F9Sd6oza5X

14/06/19

The Beacon Languages Department and especially the Year 9 French students are really looking forward to the arrival of our French visitors on Monday!

14/06/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Delighted to attend a reception last night with Chris Grayling to represent alongside so many community groups making such a difference to the local area https://t.co/ZDhzDcBFjh

14/06/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Year 11 we have got this.... final science exam today, physics paper 2! You have been brilliant and worked incredibly hard. We will be in from 7:30am for final questions at breakfast revision. Best of luck! https://t.co/WkbO6ikrFg

13/06/19

A huge well done to all our Year 11 and Year 13 Geographers for completing your exams today. You have shown a huge commitment, enthusiasm and effort over the past few weeks and we are incredibly proud of you.🌍 From Team Geography

12/06/19

Could ALL GCSE Art students come to the Art Department at some point during the day on Friday 14th June to claim mounted work that has been unclaimed.

12/06/19

The Art and Photography GCSE and A Level exhibition will be taking place on Tuesday 26th of June from 4 - 6pm. All Art and Photography students, friends and families are invited to celebrate the students hard work. https://t.co/kDAsTqGXtI

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

The Beacon School is committed to providing students with high quality Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) regarding education pathways, apprenticeships and careers.

We aim to help students make informed decisions at key times in their education, for example with option choices in Year 8, post 16 plans in Year 11 and in Year 12 as they plan for university or working life.  In addition to dedicated careers input for all year groups, the school’s CEIAG programme includes interaction with universities and the local business community.  Year 12 students have the opportunity to complete a one week work experience placement.

Careers Policy Statement on Provider Access

Careers Opportunities Map for all year groups

Help is also available from our Careers Leader who oversees the dedicated careers section in the library.

ICT programmes and websites provide an insight into the world of work and by using simple psychometric assessments Fast Tomato, a careers guidance website, provides personally tailored careers and course suggestions.

Any enquiries please contact:

Ms Maxine Swan, Careers Leader - Telephone: 01737 359103 ext: 1609.  Email: m.swan@thebeaconschool.co.uk

Careers Guidance Websites

U-Explore is an independent and impartial online careers platform which provides students with an intuitive careers guidance search engine and personal profile builder. Schools can access a wide range of teaching resources plus data to evidence student progress.

U-Explore

Fast Tomato has been designed to help young people broaden their horizons and consider a broader spectrum of career and education options. Students take a short psychometric questionnaire which gauges interests, attitudes and motivations. They are then offered career and education suggestions, personalised to them.

Fast Tomato

 

Useful Publications

Guide to Apprenticeships booklet

School Leavers Guide


Useful Links

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.  The service offers confidential and impartial advice.  This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

National Careers Service

Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering schools and colleges a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools.

Start - Careers Advice Website

At AllAboutSchoolLeavers, our mission is clear: we help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them. Here at the home of school leaver jobs, you’ll find everything from current apprenticeships and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and advice to help guide you on your career journey.

School Leaver Opportunities

The UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.

Volunteer Vacancies

UCAS advice on apprenticeships - Choosing the right apprenticeship is important – read their advice on how to find the perfect one.

UCAS Apprenticeship Advice

Find an apprenticeship through the .Gov UK website via the link below.

Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships is a website to make it easy for teachers and careers advisers to access the latest information about apprenticeships.

Amazing Apprenticeships

icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

Career Ideas

Baker Dearing Educational Trust - Provides information on University Technical Colleges.

Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Career Development Institute - The Career Development Institute is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of careers education, career information, advice and guidance, career coaching, career consultancy and career management.

Career Development Institute

STEM Associations - A nationwide network of over 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of employers, who engage with young people to provide stimulating and inspirational informal leaving activities in both school and non-school settings.

STEM Associations

Your Life App - Informs and inspires young people by giving them the opportunity to discover hundreds of varied career options.

Your Life App