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.
Religious Studies is an important subject for everybody, not just because of its significance in current world affairs, but because it links so strongly into many other fields – music, art, history, politics, social and cultural issues, global economics – the list is endless.
AQA Route A
2 Exams of 1 hour 45 minutes each in Year 11. No coursework.
The course is divided into two main components:
RS covers a wide range of issues that affect millions of people around the world, such as war, abortion, euthanasia and relationships. It widens students’ awareness of our surroundings, reflecting our ever-changing world and society. RS also develops skills such as textual analysis, critical thinking, synthesis and evaluation. Our aim is to challenge our students to understand and unravel the concepts they encounter during this diverse course.
The Russell Group of Universities state that: “Religious Studies … provides suitable preparation for entry to university in general.” Alongside this, universities consider RS to be a strong subject. Furthermore, Cambridge University published a list of subjects which are regarded as acceptable preparation for entry– RS appears in the top-level list! RS links to many careers, in fact, anything that links to working alongside people! From learning about medical ethics, the complexity of different families, to how people live their lives, students will develop more understanding of the world and enhance their employability in many sectors including education, social care, medicine and law.
RS is one of the highest performing departments in the school at GCSE. In 2018, 81% of students gained grades 9 – 5, with 16% gaining the top grade 9. Our targeted intervention strategies are proven to work and after school sessions and support from teachers is available to all. We are pleased to say that we outperform similar centres across the country at GCSE and A-Level.
A GCSE in this subject provides an excellent route to study beyond the age of 16, both for Philosophy, Ethics and Theology A ‘level as well as other post-16 qualifications, especially those that entail critical thinking and essay writing skills. The Russell Group of Universities state that: “Religious Studies … provides suitable preparation for entry to university in general.”
RS links to many careers, in fact, anything that links to working alongside people. From learning about medical ethics, the complexity of different families, to how people live their lives, students will develop more understanding of the world and enhance their employability in many sectors including law, medicine, care and social work, journalism, politics, the civil service, the police force and teaching.