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.
Following on from the updated Government directive on school opening Beauchamp College is now closed to all but children of key workers at Beauchamp, Sir Jonathan North, Judgemeadow and Brocks Hill Primary School who have registered for a place.
This course develops a students ability to create, perform and analyse Drama.
Through this study students have the ability to develop their confidence, social skills and strengthen their inner voice, preparing them for the wider world, whatever their path might be. GCSE Drama is therefore for students who wish to be challenged and develop their emotional intelligence in an exciting and creative environment. It is also for students who wish to pursue a career in Performing Arts. The teachers in the department have a vast and varying experience in the industry and can give you the spring board to take you to the next level.
In the first year of study students work with engaging modern issues, such as ‘school shootings’ and develop pieces of Drama that challenge an audience to consider their own sense of social responsibility. After Christmas, students begin to study the award winning DNA by Dennis Kelly, exploring themes of youth culture, violence and accountability. Students develop ideas for how to perform, direct and design the play, covering the wider spectrum of Drama and Theatre. In year 11, students have the opportunity to develop two performances from a play text which is performed to a visiting examiner. Students are also taken to see a live piece of theatre and develop their understanding of how to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of the piece.
Live performance of a devised piece on the issue of school shootings.
Coursework which logs the devising process.
Two separate performances from a play text. Assessed by a visiting examiner.
Written examination covering the play text DNA and the live theatre review.
There is a wide ranging amount of opportunities for students to get involved in out side of the class room. Students of all years have the opportunity to be involved in musicals, plays and house Drama competitions. As students enter KS5 there is also the opportunity to form a touring theatre company.