Homework

We believe that homework is an important part of school life, helping students to achieve their potential, and develop crucial learning habits.  Such work should be designed to be an effective and beneficial part of and aid to the learning process and should reinforce the achievements of the child.  In line with the move towards a linear examination system some of the set homework will be designed to encourage students to review, revise and revisit material covered in lessons as part of a five year ‘learning journey’.  There is good research evidence to suggest that short, frequent  homework, closely monitored by teachers, has real impact on students’ learning and ability to transfer knowledge and support quality learning. Further reading about effective reviewing and revisiting of learning can be found on the following web sites.

https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/blog/spaced-repetition-the-most-effective-way-to-learn
http://www.learningscientists.org

Homework is seen as an integral and important part of the school’s home liaison strategy and of a partnership between teachers, students and parents. There are sanctions for students who fail to complete homework and these include lunchtime and after school detentions. All students are expected to bring a personal diary to school to note deadlines.

  • All students in years 7 and 8 have a weekly core homework set in maths, English, science and modern foreign languages of approximately 45 minutes.
  • All other subjects set 2 week project style homework according to the calendar below.
  • These subjects may also set short homework tasks as and when required, for example research, preparation for tests, extending classwork tasks. In line with the move towards a linear examination system some of the set homework will be designed to encourage students to review, revise and revisit material covered in lessons as part of a five year ‘learning journey’.
  • Each project has an approximate 4 hour time expectation with differentiated outcomes. Students will be told the assessment criteria when the piece is set.
  • All homework tasks are available on ShowMyHomework and subject teachers will provide paper copies of tasks where necessary.
  • If you have any queries please contact the subject teacher or the Curriculum Learning Manager for the department in the first instance.
  • Please see the current rota.

In years 9, 10 and 11, homework is set on a regular basis in all subjects. It is essential that homework is completed to a high standard and on time. Homework should be regarded as forming only part of the additional learning that students need to complete if they are to be successful at GCSE. Students are expected to regularly review, revise and revisit material covered in lessons. There is always additional research, revision and further reading that can be done and there are many online revision resources and ‘phone apps to help with this.

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