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
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.
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.