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20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 13 students at - we shall miss you. We’ll help you gain the grades that the final 2 months of study would’ve allowed you to achieve. We are here to support you as you think about your next steps.

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 11 students at - we shall miss you. We shall do all we can to help you gain the grades that the final 2 months push would’ve allowed you to achieve. Your learning isn’t wasted.

19/03/20

This will be our last day where the school site is open for the vast majority of students. From Friday morning the school site will be open only to children of key workers, our students with EHCPs and a small number of other students until Monday 20th April at the earliest.

18/03/20

School is open on Thursday and Friday for students in Year 11,12 & 13 plus children of key workers and EHCP students

18/03/20

The school will remain closed for all students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020

17/03/20

Thank you for making us all smile and well done on all your hard work

17/03/20

Despite difficult times, one thing remains constant and that is the absolute brilliance of our students who have shown resilience, respect, collegiality and most importantly fun over the past five days.

17/03/20

The school will remain closed for all students in year 7 & 8 on Wednesday 18 March.

16/03/20

The school will be closed for all students in year 7 and year 8 on Tuesday 17 March.

16/03/20

Spectator sports are still happening in Dorset! Our last night sees Jack and Tom win a highly competitive fuzz ball championship 🏆 https://t.co/lXNqTt6zAz

16/03/20

Partial closures are now highly likely. Please prepare. The current Government briefing will have major implications for our staffing availability. Please begin to make family plans for the partial closure of the school in the order I outlined in my letter home today.

16/03/20

Next Update:7:30am Tuesday but aiming to be fully open. Partial closures highly likely later in the week

16/03/20

We are fully open today but from tomorrow partial closure is now highly likely.

16/03/20

Our classroom this morning https://t.co/UFU555HIWW

16/03/20

The Beacon School is open as normal.

16/03/20

After a long day of fieldwork our Year 12s have joined forces with the other schools to play a mammoth game of hide and seek in the beautiful 19th Century https://t.co/JULelREy0i

15/03/20

A trip to Dorset wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Stair Hole, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door https://t.co/zd4ssI4aCh

15/03/20

Believe it or not, this morning we are investigating the carbon footprint of trees and our environmental impact https://t.co/tE089IQWY6

14/03/20

It’s 10.30pm and all the students have decided on an individual investigation . https://t.co/xUYqTs0fWl

14/03/20

Testing the model of sand dune succession https://t.co/rp3bFnEpQF

KS3

Key Stage 3

KS3 Vision

At Key Stage 3 we support the school’s vision to prepare students for life by giving them the skills and confidence they need to be successful in the wider world.  Students are given a variety of experiences through an engaging and stimulating range of activities completed within lessons, active tutorials, around school, the local community and beyond. Learning and teaching is dynamic in all subject areas, therefore ensuring our students are fully prepared for Key Stage 4.  We instil a sense of pride in all our students and promote the notion of excellence in everything they do.

Year 7 – Induction and Development

The key focus in Year 7 is to induct students into The Beacon School’s routines and academic/behavioural expectations.  There is a particular focus on developing a love of learning within a culture that promotes independence and celebrates student achievement, effort and ‘going the extra mile’.  Students become active and valued members of the school community, taking part in House competitions and charity events with the added opportunity of becoming involved in prestigious school events such as the School Production and Christmas Concert.

Year 8 – ‘To be KS4 ready’

The key focus in Year 8 is to ensure students have the best opportunity to achieve their end of Key Stage 3 targets and have academic ambition.  There is a particular focus on developing students’ resilience and retention skills through the rigour of their study.  Students continue to build upon their wider knowledge of the world through lessons and a range of topics studied during active tutorials.  They take on greater responsibility within school and become role models for younger students. Broadening students’ understanding of varied careers through a range of activities informs their transition to a more personalised programme of study at Key Stage 4.

Year 8 - Subject Revision Guide - Nov 2019

Year 8 - Exam Timetable - Band X

Year 8 - Exam Timetable - Band Y