We are incredibly excited about the prospect of seeing young people develop during their time at Beauchamp and want to work closely in partnership with parents/carers and their children. Making a decision about where to send your child to study can often be difficult, however we believe that Beauchamp offers the very best opportunity for academic success and the most rewarding journey from Year 7 to 11 and onto KS5, work, or further training.
The high standards and aspirations of our young people coupled with inspirational teaching means students at Beauchamp College demonstrate exceptional achievement and we are proud of the fact that Beauchamp is consistently placed among the best schools in Leicestershire and beyond. This success is based on the commitment and curiosity of the wonderful Beauchamp students, encouraging parent/carer engagement, the enthusiasm and experience of all staff, and the supportive monitoring of academic and holistic development of all learners.
As our students come from a range of cultural, ethnic, economic, linguistic and faith backgrounds, this has greatly enriched our daily college experience as we learn together and from one another. Inspired by this diversity we believe in pursuing excellence and equity for all. As a result, every year our students prove they can compete successfully in all fields as they move onto university, work and other training opportunities such as apprenticeships.
We feel privileged to work at Beauchamp and believe it is a fantastic college that provides our students with a high quality education, continual support and a huge range of other opportunities. To get a flavour of this we invite all prospective students and their parents/carers for a tour of our college during the college day so that you can get a true view of our daily college routine.
Over the last two years, Beauchamp has run close to 100 trips. Some of the highlights included trips to France, Tanzania and Los Angeles. Out-of-classroom learning makes a unique contribution to a students’ education and offers many varied benefits. At Beauchamp College students have many opportunities to access these activities within various departments. During the Summer of 2018 students and staff travelled to Tanzania to take part in voluntary work with Camps International. In 2020 a similar trip will take place to Costa Rica. Students have also had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles with Media Studies. A ski trip to Austria is planned for 2019 which will enable many students to demonstrate their resilience, as they master their technique. Many UK residentials have also taken place during the year.
At Beauchamp, our aim is to provide a curriculum that engages and challenges all students and supports our vision of academic excellence and holistic development. The introduction of our KS3 provision in September 2017 has enabled us to view our curriculum as a 7 year journey which will equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to progress through life with confidence and engender a life-long love of learning.
On behalf of all students, staff, governors and parents, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and to Beauchamp’s Alumni Society. Let me take this opportunity to introduce the aims of the Alumni Society to you and commend its intention to seek your involvement and support for our students and for your past college.
This course covers all three sciences and leads to two ‘Science’ GCSEs. We teach A-level assuming that students have done this course.
The course includes a number of practicals which are specified by the DfE and we do others as appropriate.
Students are placed in sets using data received from high schools. These sets are amended during the two years depending on achievements at Beauchamp.
5 x 50 minutes
Two grades at GCSE.
These two grades may be different.
For all exams, there are two tiers of entry, Foundation and Higher.
Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, variation and evolution, Ecology.
Atomic structure and the periodic table, Bonding, structure and the properties of matter, Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes, Energy changes, The rate and extent of chemical change, Organic chemistry, Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere.
Forces; Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure.
Groups are taught a unit at a time. One of your teachers will be assigned the role of your science tutor and will have an overview of your work. They will keep a check on your coursework and write your reports.
You will be put into groups based on your performance at High School. These groups are not fixed and we move students between groups if we think it is appropriate. Several of the groups in each population have students with the same range of abilities. Usually, for example, sets 2 – 4 are of very similar ability and most of these students do the higher tier papers.
Students will be taught the content of the higher specification until we are certain that a student cannot cope with this higher level work. This decision is taken for individual students rather than for whole sets.
You will be given the opportunity to solve problems in a scientific way. You will work with ideas about science in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. You will analyse data and will carry out a case study of a topical scientific issue. You will carry out practical investigations and explain your results.
Six exams (no coursework and no controlled assessment):
Each exam is 1 hr 15 mins (70 marks)
Teachers will regularly share with you the data we collect in our database. This will help you to judge how well you are doing. It will also help you and teachers to set targets and to monitor your progress towards meeting them.
Keep your notes up to date and well organised to make learning easier. Complete homework on time to get practice at doing questions. Learn thoroughly for tests to make sure you understand the work as you go along. Read articles and watch TV to broaden your knowledge of up to date applications of science.
This course covers all the work necessary for any of the Science A levels. To be accepted onto a science course you need to achieve at least a grade 6-6 in Science. In addition to this you also need to achieve a grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics.
Students have five 50 minute science lessons each week. All our science teachers are science graduates.
We run a variety of trips and other extracurricular opportunities for students (often within a STEM context).