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21/07/21

After 22 years at The Beacon School, Gill Stalley, one of our amazing Science Technicians is retiring. Having been at The Beacon School for this length of time, one of the science prep rooms was named in her honour. Good Luck and all the best for the future Gill. https://t.co/JIzlzXWnsL

21/07/21

Final House Points Totals Well Done Explorer House!!!👏👏👏 https://t.co/0fI00B3KSq

20/07/21

The summer bumper edition of The Beacon School's Newsletter https://t.co/wma9w1acpx

12/07/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/KJLDH8ujmW

09/07/21

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/dKPSOT0JcJ

05/07/21

Current House points Totals https://t.co/63f32i6AW1

05/07/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/lUvJntqT4r

02/07/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/oCq4GK6Xl7

02/07/21

BFA Summer Donation Week https://t.co/w4UTIQ1GGk

01/07/21

Junior Golf Club Championships Luke J, Year 9, won the Junior Club Championships at Cuddington Golf Club at the weekend and came 6th overall in the men's tournament. He had been cut to 3.8 handicap before the event. An fantastic achievement and a star. Congratulations Luke!

01/07/21

More Wimbledon Action https://t.co/Av8n0F8nGb

01/07/21

Jack J, Sonny D, Billy F and Alfie M are doing The Beacon proud at summer’s biggest tennis tournament. They have passed theory and practical trials and have also been involved in a rigorous training programme. Jack J was lucky enough to be on Centre Court https://t.co/1Zq4eBtrC0

01/07/21

Wimbledon Ball Boys We are privileged to have one of our Year 11 students and two of our Year 10 students as Ball Boys at Wimbledon this year, along with one of our former students. https://t.co/KF1m32mA8P

30/06/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/bXABxBK10s

28/06/21

Train to Teach with GLF https://t.co/7mtjzXT6gQ

25/06/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/IzeGDBjfo4

23/06/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/D0PM7tj8fk

21/06/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/WPz4cPS4fL

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.  Homework is set on ClassCharts by the teacher.

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

• Check you have understood the task and made a good note of the completion date.
• 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.