All homework will:

  • be recorded on Go4Schools with all relevant information and resources attached;
  • be of a volume that is realistic and manageable;
  • have an appropriate and realistic deadline set;
  • be matched to the age, skills and abilities of the student;
  • be valued by the teacher and student (i.e. marked and monitored);

Year 7:

Homework will be set once a week. Students will be provided with a Knowledge Map for each of the subjects and are expected to do 20-30 minutes of self-quizzing as per the schedule set out below.

These knowledge maps will be stored for each half term in the Student Homework section of the website.
Core (English, Maths and Science) and EBACC subjects (Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages) may choose to set an additional homework task each week, which should not exceed 30 minutes.

Day 20-30 minutes self-quizzing for each subject Additional Notes
Monday English and Music  
Tuesday Maths, Technology and Computing  
Wednesday MFL and Geography Plus 5 minutes on all other weekdays for MFL
If students study French and German, do 15 minutes on each subject
Thursday Art, PE and Drama Do 15 minutes on each subject (45 mins total)
Friday Science and History Spend 15 minutes each on Biology/Chemistry/Physics (45 mins total)

 

Year 8 and 9:

  • Core Subjects (English, Maths and Science): One piece of homework per fortnight.
  • Non Core subjects: Two pieces of homework per half-term.
  • Each piece of homework should take 20 – 30 minutes to complete.

Over the course of 2018-19, we will be trialling a system where topic/skill specific subject homework sheets are shared for students to access on the Student Homework section of the website.
For many subjects, these will be additional and optional tasks which students can use to support and further develop their learning. If you are keen to support your student’s learning through additional homework, and feel that they could be tackling more than is being set on Go4Schools, please use these resources with them in the first instance, and encourage them to submit any work completed to their subject teacher.

Homework in Key Stage 4:

Year 10 and 11:

  • All GCSE subjects: One piece of homework per fortnight.
  • Each piece of homework should take 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

Over the course of 2018-19, we will be trialling a system where topic/skill specific subject homework sheets are shared for students to access on the Student Homework section of the website.

For many subjects, these will be additional and optional tasks which students can use to support and further develop their learning. If you are keen to support your student’s learning through additional homework, and feel that they could be tackling more than is being set on Go4Schools, please use these resources with them in the first instance, and encourage them to submit any work completed to their subject teacher.

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