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🤞Good luck this week Y11 Spanish speakers - you can do it!🤞


The USA ski trip have touched down at London Heathrow.


Update from USA ski trip. Everyone has progressed significantly and are now pro skiers 😁


Update from USA ski trip.


Update from USA ski trip


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.


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


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.


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.


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!


Have a good break.


Anyone up for a challenge?


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.👏👏👏


Careers fair in full swing. With special guest.


Careers fair today.


Congratulations Charlie. 👏👏




Retweeted From Oxford Science

The shortlist for the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award has been announced We're very proud to sponsor this award which celebrates the nation's most inspiring biology teachers



At The Beacon, we know that homework makes a significant difference to the learning process and individual student attainment.  It is often those who have highly developed independent learning skills from completing homework that make the strongest progress and are successful in examinations.  Homework aims to develop our students’ skills, knowledge and enjoyment for their subjects.  It is designed to:

• extend knowledge from lessons
• improve independence
• encourage everyone to read widely and deeply
• help ensure excellent progress and levels of work across all subjects.

How is homework set?

We endeavour to communicate homework tasks and expectations efficiently to ensure student engagement and gain parental support for effective home learning.  It is set by the subject teachers according to the homework timetable.  Students need to record the task and the deadline in their student organisers.  The task and deadline are also on the Show My Homework page of the school website and this often carries links to wider reading sources or video clips that can support learning. 

To do their very best, our advice to students is:

• Check you have understood the task and made a good note of the hand in date in your organiser.
• Ask your teacher what you need to do in order to achieve your best.
• Produce work of a high quality – all the time.
• Spend at least the time you have been given to complete the tasks.
• Extend your interests by reading widely around the topics.

How often is homework set?

In Key Stage 3 students should expect up to one hour and thirty minutes of homework each day although this may vary depending on the positioning of subjects on the timetable.  In Key Stage 4, this will increase to around two hours and students will also be expected to carry out additional background reading and revision of class work, especially during the examination and assessment periods.  In the Sixth Form, we expect an hour for each taught hour within the timetable i.e. 9 hours per subject so 9 hours homework time.

Show My Homework

Year 7 - Homework Timetable 2018-2019

Year 8 - Homework Timetable 2018-2019