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23/11/20

Current house points totals. https://t.co/V5ZBYO1Qpd

23/11/20

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20/11/20

we are hoping the Beacon will be installed outside school as a celebration of our school and the BFA to shine a light on future events and occasions. https://t.co/Idt7pk2OpP

20/11/20

The DT department have been working in close collaboration with the BFA and sixth form students, Rae, James and Charlotte, turning their design calculations into an actual design and finally being able to fabricate the Beacon basket which will be lit up on special occasions,

20/11/20

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13/11/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/HE9PkuArgC

09/11/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/15iBawDWo6

09/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/HrVULcRTJ1

07/11/20

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Please see & RT Christmas Appeal! All required by 11 December in date & alcohol free https://t.co/JGCs9QdMQp

07/11/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

This year’s donations for our BFA Christmas Raffle can be sent into school with your child during the week of 16th November to 20th November. All the details below. Your donations are always wonderful and we couldn’t run our raffles without them. Thank you https://t.co/94SzY87ewk

07/11/20

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19/10/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/cRr1HGo9LL

16/10/20

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16/10/20

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12/10/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/PRaIXjldz0

09/10/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/kyHaq7eSU5

09/10/20

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09/10/20

Virtual Open Day - Prospective Year 12 Students. https://t.co/MIN9JILu84 https://t.co/1kzG0QTELE

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.