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01/12/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/Xop2oHtJWN

30/11/20

Word of the week. https://t.co/4HF12O3lH6

27/11/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/OWNz6A1s2G

26/11/20

In advance of examinations. I have the pleasure of teaching both these year groups and have been very impressed with the creativity and effort shown by our students in preparing revision materials. Early indications suggest that the students have made an excellent start to Year 8 https://t.co/TvzHAubR92

26/11/20

Congratulations to all Year 10 GCSE dancers who successfully completed their GCSE practical exam this week. All students performed exceptionally and were impeccable on the exam day. We’re really proud of your hard work- well done! Dance Department https://t.co/XNtfB6WNeP

23/11/20

Current house points totals. https://t.co/V5ZBYO1Qpd

23/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/i4CVaGukK3

20/11/20

we are hoping the Beacon will be installed outside school as a celebration of our school and the BFA to shine a light on future events and occasions. https://t.co/Idt7pk2OpP

20/11/20

The DT department have been working in close collaboration with the BFA and sixth form students, Rae, James and Charlotte, turning their design calculations into an actual design and finally being able to fabricate the Beacon basket which will be lit up on special occasions,

20/11/20

This week's newsletter. https://t.co/RTEXaW5OT2

13/11/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/HE9PkuArgC

09/11/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/15iBawDWo6

09/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/HrVULcRTJ1

07/11/20

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Please see & RT Christmas Appeal! All required by 11 December in date & alcohol free https://t.co/JGCs9QdMQp

07/11/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

This year’s donations for our BFA Christmas Raffle can be sent into school with your child during the week of 16th November to 20th November. All the details below. Your donations are always wonderful and we couldn’t run our raffles without them. Thank you https://t.co/94SzY87ewk

07/11/20

This week’s news letter https://t.co/Banmz1CxR2

19/10/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/cRr1HGo9LL

16/10/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/nBPke07bhr

Curriculum overview

Our Curriculum Intent

Our core purpose is to strive for exceptional learning so that our students gain the qualifications, skills and confidence they need to succeed in the wider world.  Our curriculum is the vehicle to achieve this by.

The Beacon School is an inclusive and thriving learning community and our aim is that we have a broad and balanced curriculum that is also flexible in its delivery so that all children can access it and be highly successful through it.

The fundamental intent of our curriculum is:

  • To ensure competency in literacy, numeracy and oracy
  • To give students the disciplinary knowledge in a broad range of subjects to allow them to enter their future pathway of their choice
  • To equip the students with the knowledge and skills relevant to life  in the 21st century 
  • To nurture students to become curious, resilient, empathetic, reflective and who aim for excellence

We have made clear commitments to our school community and the impact of our curriculum will be measured through the achievement of realising these commitments.

Our Commitment:

  • Learning and Teaching - for every child to be inspired by learning led by highly skilled practitioners
  • To develop well-being and character so that all members of our school can be highly successful in a 21st century global economy
  • To build strong relationships with our community

The school values are excellence and respect.  We live these values through the broad curriculum that we offer. 

At The Beacon School curriculum embraces everything that we do.  From the provision of a broad and balanced offer at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 to a comprehensive Next Steps and Careers programme, to an extensive offer of PSHE and Active Tutorials and high quality RS education and programme of collective worship.  To the sports field, whole school production, excellence in Art, Drama and Music extra curricular provision, to our Scholars Programme, to the large Duke of Edinburgh programme and the impact upon student development as they travel out on our plethora of local, national and foreign trips including our global expedition. 

The three year Key Stage 3 curriculum is broad and balanced.  This breadth of experience over the key stage provides a solid foundation for students to move into the two year GCSE.  It aims to fully prepare our young people for life and study at Key Stage 4 – and beyond – by providing a comprehensive and challenging curriculum, building knowledge and skills through passionate and responsive teaching based firmly on Rosenshine’s principles for instruction, with a range of enriching opportunities both within school and the wider community.

In Year 7, we induct students into The Beacon School’s clear routines and high expectations.  We develop a love of learning within a culture that promotes resilience, teamwork, empathy, the purpose of struggle and the joy of reward, and the benefit of going the extra mile.

At Key Stage 4 students study the core of English, Maths, Science and Physical Education.  In addition they can take a further four subjects.  One of which is taken from the Ebbac group of subjects.

This is a policy response to assist us moving towards the government benchmarks for Ebbac.  Through the options process students can choose subjects from all of the Faculties if they wish. 

This maintains breadth whilst giving the opportunity to pursue excellence in subjects students are passionate about and is in line with all of the other GLF Secondary Schools.  Students are supported by a well refined options process which ensures they choose well for their future.  Learning is deepened at KS4 which supports our drive for excellence. 

Curriculum Policy

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