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18/09/20

This weeks Newsletter https://t.co/GO1VcteKsy

14/09/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/OqPVHY0dfv

14/09/20

Latest update on Covid symptoms. https://t.co/PKxNAwK8TW

11/09/20

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04/09/20

Retweeted From The Children's Trust

What an incredible announcement! 🤩 We can't wait! Visit Crowdfunder for more info and to book your tickets: https://t.co/oQnCw1n7Bp https://t.co/VL9vFzrJ4H

04/09/20

Well done everyone fantastic start https://t.co/PdgUSVdjvU

03/09/20

Please can all Parents and Carers avoid parking on Picquets Way when picking up students this afternoon. Thanks.

03/09/20

What a fantastic start to the new school year by all the students this morning.🎉👏

02/09/20

Message from The Beacon School PE Department https://t.co/yhKaklv2WB

20/08/20

Good luck to everyone getting their results today. 🤞 https://t.co/AqsUFM7oKO

20/08/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

A late night shout out to the team of exams officers, & their direct colleagues, across our secondary schools - thanks for all your fabulous work in the most difficult circumstances. We are truly grateful.

13/08/20

Good luck to everyone getting their results today. 🤞 https://t.co/mN0DILAH7f

17/07/20

Amazing local charity releases a single. https://t.co/AiN4m9t95n

16/07/20

Final House Points Totals. Well done Explorer. 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/oYFcmEvwtm

13/07/20

The GCSE and A-Level Art and Photography Virtual Exhibition is now open. https://t.co/JEpSl7HOse

09/07/20

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06/07/20

Retweeted From BBC Woman's Hour

We speak to the student teacher from , whose team have won this year’s international STEM competition, and why it’s important to ‘Save Our Shores from Plastic Pollution’: https://t.co/ZSx8KXlwJI https://t.co/4E489jErvU

06/07/20

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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.