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16/01/20

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

Our 2nd Debate Higher session is underway! We are at learning about argument & persuasion from the wonderful Ruth Tweedale, a senior lecturer in the Law dept. Welcome https://t.co/qf9ZwA8Zlx

16/01/20

Happy New Year to you all. We have some fantastic news to share with you, Phase Two is now complete! Prior to Christmas, we had the new carpet laid and Tuesday saw the installation of the new library shelving. I am so pleased to say we are so nearly there. https://t.co/SJ1Qo4y5DS

13/01/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/DyHaGA05ql

13/01/20

Retweeted From Place2Be

The countdown to is officially on - is your school ready? 📅 We've got assembly plans, activity guides and more to help you and your pupils explore what it means to 'Find your Brave'. Download our FREE resources today 👉https://t.co/hIppsAFQQP https://t.co/LGEM7lz8ZE

13/01/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Our colleagues at Tattenham & Preston Residents' Association have an exciting volunteer opportunity for Events Manager. Get in touch in you are interested https://t.co/ubwIV7ZPIo

13/01/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

An amazing effort at the Litter Pick in Nork today. https://t.co/S3mqKkzk8B

10/01/20

Retweeted From BBC

How was your first week back? https://t.co/568rYvSg17

10/01/20

And are organising a community litter pick this Sunday at 10am from their office in Nork Way - please join us if you can! Photo - Sacha Martin and Gary Eversfield with model Beacon prototype. https://t.co/b20gMK5TsV

10/01/20

We are also now looking to use eco-friendly LED panels to illuminate our Beacon. Sacha and Scott Martin have been very active in helping local schools raising funds for both Warren Mead and The Beacon School.

10/01/20

News from the BFA. We would like to say a big thank you to Sacha Scott estates in Nork who have kindly donated £500 to our Beacon campaign for the school - this now means that Mr Templeman Head of DT and students can buy the materials to start construction of the Fire Basket.

10/01/20

Please come along and help out if you can. https://t.co/nS0ggX4NVO

07/01/20

The launch of a new Year 11 rewards programme at The Beacon School. Where will your ‘Ticket to Success’ take you Year 11? https://t.co/t6nab1nJux

07/01/20

Retweeted From Stagecoach Epsom

We have a handful of places available on a Wednesday for main stages 6-16 and Friday Early Stages. If you would like to join us for a two week trial email Rachel epsom.co.uk https://t.co/vUEvoF5Dv0

07/01/20

Word of the Week. https://t.co/qv4lBnXH3y

07/01/20

Welcome Back!! https://t.co/6ZgWGeTX7r

20/12/19

PSHE KS3 / KS4: Financial Literacy - BBC Teach https://t.co/mPUdizHxER

19/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/Aq3tRKt2JD

17/12/19

16 volunteers from The Beacon School collected at Morrisons Sutton, we sang Christmas carols and we raised £202.13 from shoppers thank you to all - if you’d like to help the BFA please message Tim Snuggs Paula Ghinn or Gary Eversfield on classlist” https://t.co/jaZ5AftGYp

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