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15/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Important day for students with great A level results to celebrate. Congratulations to everyone Hard work pays off https://t.co/7fJVujpMy5

15/08/19

Well done ladies. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/e31f8lc5e1

15/08/19

Congratulations well done everyone. 👏👏 https://t.co/K1bRNqywTZ

15/07/19

Student Council Summer Fair Don’t forget to send your children in with a bit of extra cash tomorrow. The Student Council have arranged a wonderful summer fair for all students to run alongside Sports Day. Stalls are all 50p to a £1. https://t.co/U3mYUHsFul

15/07/19

BFA Summer Prize Draw You’ve got to be in it to win it! £100 in crisp £20s all ready as our first prize in The Beacon School/Beacon Friends’ Association Summer Prize Draw. Have you sent in your tickets? Don’t forget you can pay on ParentPay and send the stubs to the main office. https://t.co/jnKOUb9MM2

14/07/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

helping out at the Tattenham Corner Community Summer Fair. Come and see us. https://t.co/mcJwZqGe5v

12/07/19

Year 7 and 8 geography students proved themselves to be ‘Brilliant Geographers’ yesterday at the Natural History Museum. They experienced earthquakes, stood beneath the moon and came face to face with a Tyrannosaurus rex. https://t.co/b2v9yTfaD2

11/07/19

Retweeted From The Rugby Coach

5 weeks until our summer rugby camp . Play rugby, have fun & develop your skills. Book now! https://t.co/83TYsylwdB https://t.co/CUBzIkHelM

11/07/19

Thanks for coming. https://t.co/j8eXfUnvtR

10/07/19

7CR really excelled in their home learning on environmental issues. Tasked with investigating a current issue in the world, students presented their findings - presentations, interviews, cartoons, cakes, 3D models, posters, leaflets and quizzes. https://t.co/zokaUe6JSC

10/07/19

Retweeted From Ramon Davis

Another year and another t-shirt! Thank you to everyone who supported for the Community Choir Concert over the last two nights. Some great singing from our primary friends, as well as our wonderful Beacon Singers! https://t.co/XKuEYmMkQA

09/07/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

The BFA has a table at this lovely local event on Saturday 13th July. Come along and support us and have a whole lot of summer fun into the bargain☀️ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/bulNme033P

06/07/19

The bushcraft trip will be arriving back to school soon. Our ETA is 4:15, the same time I told parents when we left :)

06/07/19

The bushcraft trip will be arriving back to school soon. Our ETA is 4:15, the same time I told parents when we left :)

06/07/19

Year 8 have been brilliant getting back to nature! https://t.co/z8QC1GqnsX

05/07/19

Retweeted From Miss Sharkey

So today I deboned a salmon... then ate one of its eyes! Don’t ever make a bet with kids! https://t.co/nfS9hlJ0Sh

05/07/19

Retweeted From Robin Langdon

Yesterday was the final Music Festival of the year. Absolutely amazing talent and so much hard work from our staff and pupils. 5 venues, over 700 children, 26 schools all united by the power of music and a love of singing. Well done everyone!

05/07/19

Please, could all class of 2018 Year 11 Art students come and collect their work by 3pm Tuesday 9th July. Any problems please email c.barnwell.co.uk Thanks.

04/07/19

Year 8 have arrived at Bushcraft - campfire’s burning! https://t.co/m3x4jRvr1w

28/06/19

Congratulations Mrs Singleton. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/7bVMPAGUJM

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