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26/06/19

Our final group of Year 9 Geographers were amazing on the coast of Folkestone today. Well done to each and every one of you. Students have been a pleasure to spend the day with https://t.co/AJe4USTYhy

24/06/19

Black ankle socks.

24/06/19

News from the French trip. We are at Calais and will be taking the 8:15 pm boat. We expect to be at school between 10:30-11:00pm but will update you once we are closer to school.

24/06/19

Student's just need have to have their jumper with them, at school, they can take them off at any time.

24/06/19

Girls uniform: We just want to confirm that last summer we changed the uniform policy to allow girls to wear black socks with their skirts in the summer term. I know that a number of families have not picked up on this change so hopefully this helps clarify the situation.

23/06/19

Day of history and culture with a morning at Bayeux and the afternoon at the 360* cinema at Arromanches. https://t.co/T8gGVLz7u7

22/06/19

Lovely morning at Avranches market followed by lunch in le jardin des plantes next stop Mont St Michel https://t.co/hNb0JrfYjC

21/06/19

We have arrived, made beds now playing before dinner having stopped for lunch by the river. https://t.co/e9W1mMYiWs

21/06/19

We are on our way!! https://t.co/0WpbAtZTbX

21/06/19

Yes.

21/06/19

Due to a major event taking place at the school this afternoon, Picquets Way and the surrounding roads are likely to be significantly busier than normal. Where possible, please make alternative arrangements for picking your son/daughter up from school at the end of the day.

20/06/19

The Geography Department have dodged the rain this week and taken 120 Geographers to sunny Folkestone to collect primary data for their GCSE coastal studies. Students have learnt to beach profile, analyse sediment, complete EQIs and field sketch.👍 https://t.co/P2DntVGCTw

14/06/19

Retweeted From BookTrust

If you've been inspired by the incredible twists and turns in the , why not find out more about some incredible female footballers? Win our competition and you could be learning about four of the greats: https://t.co/E4yYI3Cjge https://t.co/F9Sd6oza5X

14/06/19

The Beacon Languages Department and especially the Year 9 French students are really looking forward to the arrival of our French visitors on Monday!

14/06/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Delighted to attend a reception last night with Chris Grayling to represent alongside so many community groups making such a difference to the local area https://t.co/ZDhzDcBFjh

14/06/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Year 11 we have got this.... final science exam today, physics paper 2! You have been brilliant and worked incredibly hard. We will be in from 7:30am for final questions at breakfast revision. Best of luck! https://t.co/WkbO6ikrFg

13/06/19

A huge well done to all our Year 11 and Year 13 Geographers for completing your exams today. You have shown a huge commitment, enthusiasm and effort over the past few weeks and we are incredibly proud of you.🌍 From Team Geography

12/06/19

Could ALL GCSE Art students come to the Art Department at some point during the day on Friday 14th June to claim mounted work that has been unclaimed.

12/06/19

The Art and Photography GCSE and A Level exhibition will be taking place on Tuesday 26th of June from 4 - 6pm. All Art and Photography students, friends and families are invited to celebrate the students hard work. https://t.co/kDAsTqGXtI

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