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10/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/r3IZcs7du8

06/12/19

Student Christmas lunch ordering will close at midday today. https://t.co/b3Egbix7Fq

04/12/19

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

03/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/F27T39LpL9

29/11/19

Meeting the legendary Dr Martin Degg who gave a fantastic and insightful lecture on Earthquake vulnerability in Megacities https://t.co/HSO2fJQltz

29/11/19

Retweeted From Marian Bonney

Well done Sean Bonney and sounds like an amazing day, thanks to Mrs Burge for organising

29/11/19

Thank you for such an informative lecture on Icelandic volcanoes and for letting our students touch the ash produced from Eyjafjallajokull https://t.co/aa1sNsjqG4

29/11/19

Geographers have just been given a superb lecture on New Zealand earthquakes and future risk. Thank you for providing such great information that the students can use in their exams

29/11/19

Year 12 and 13 Geographers ready for a day of lectures on Tectonic Hazards. Looking forward to hearing from lecturers such as Dr Martin Degg” https://t.co/i3rmf4gtCd

29/11/19

Closing date for booking a student Christmas lunch is midday Friday 6th December. https://t.co/DQAT334zZY

27/11/19

Tickets are available from Mrs Mann in the main office. We look forward to seeing you for a magical evening. The Drama Department

27/11/19

We are heading into the final stretch of rehearsals for the whole school production of Wendy and Peter Pan. With a cast of around 90 students, it has been something of a logistical challenge but it is coming together ready to enchant and entertain our audiences in two weeks’ time https://t.co/Mq8OTmw7R8

27/11/19

Retweeted From Jo Morgan

Here's a competition aimed at Year 8 girls. Puzzles, logic, codes. https://t.co/9T4sTLOxAA

26/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Don’t forget to shop through Amazon Smile and support the BFA https://t.co/5gHZhUUFQs

26/11/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/79uYKREH7U

26/11/19

Well done. 👏👏 https://t.co/dWnd1hx6gA

25/11/19

Student Christmas Lunch. https://t.co/TaFDjqgCmE

22/11/19

Retweeted From Rosebery School

We are looking to recruit a School Counsellor to join our Student Support team. Provide expert counselling and support to students to help them to overcome their emotional, personal and social barriers to learning. https://t.co/vbb92AVQSv

22/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Delighted that our Beacon School ‘Beacon’ community initiative has been chosen as one of the Co-op’s local causes. If you’ve got a Co-op card you are a member! Sign on at https://t.co/xd9tOAcrNb & scroll through to select The Beacon ‘Beacon’.

22/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Thanks to everyone who came on the BFA Litter Pick last Sunday. We'll be doing them regularly around Banstead, Nork, Preston and Tattenhams and joining up with our fellow community groups. Keep an eye out for the next one. The Beacon School for a Brighter Community! https://t.co/nSSsfOciiP

Homework

Homework

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