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.
Post 16 students on three (or four) A Level courses are to study one of the Extension courses that we offer. We feel this is important to bring a bit of colour and contrast to their academic studies. In a competitive world, we are confident that broadening their curriculum will help provide the breadth of study and skill set that increasingly universities, training courses and employers are expecting.
The information below gives details of each of the courses on offer to help students make an informed choice and to select a course that is appropriate for them.
Students will make this decision during Year 11 as part of their application process (they will select two preferred options) and will finalise it when they enrol on GCSE results day.
This course is for students who can think logically and enjoy problem solving. Students will explore and investigate how computers work and are used. There is a requirement for extensive self-study. It is suitable for students with a grade 9/8 in GCSE Computer Science and are confident coders.
This is for students not studying maths at A Level and is particularly recommended for students who are studying A levels which include mathematical content (e.g. sciences, geography, psychology, business, economics, computer science). This is a two year course which will enable students to retain and further develop their maths skills whilst supporting their learning in other subjects.
Students produce a 5000 word academic report or an artefact/performance with a report of 2000-5000 words. There are 3 compulsory components: the project, a presentation and a detailed written log of the process. Skills learnt/developed include research, critical thinking, decision making, presentation and referencing. This course requires high degree of independent study including planning & researching.
This course will help you make informed decisions regarding your finances. It includes studying financial services and products, borrowing and budgeting. An interest in the economy is essential.
This is covers the study of social structures and institutions and topics such as the class structure of modern societies, the family, crime and deviance. There is a requirement for extensive self-study. It is suitable for students with an A*/A in GCSE Sociology or with A*/A/9/8 grades in other subjects (students do not need to have studied Sociology at GCSE to take this course).
*Courses may not run if student numbers are insufficient.