Homework


Homework

School Contact: Office@stpetershigh.com


Ethos

Homework is viewed as a vital component of learning at St Peter’s. Not only does homework help to develop important skills such as independence, resilience and organisation in young people, research shows that pupils who regularly complete homework make greater progress. In Key Stage 3, pupils receive a homework booklet every half term outlining each piece of homework that needs to be completed and the date that it is to be submitted. These tasks will range from quizzes to knowledge organisers and projects, and may utilise online learning platforms or may be paper based. In Key Stage 4 homework will be set by class teachers and recorded by pupils in a planner, and will be based around extending and embedding the key knowledge and skills that pupils will need for success in examinations.

 

Key Stage 3 contact - Miss L Jones

Key Stage 4 contact - Mrs F McGarvey

 

Aims

Homework is given to:

  • enable pupils to understand that independent learning is vital to achieving success
  • consolidate and reinforce skills, knowledge and understanding acquired in lessons
  • extend and enhance their learning and skills in a subject or topic
  • challenge and extend gifted and talented pupils
  • provide focused and sustained support for less able pupils
  • develop independent learning skills which enable them to take responsibility for how they plan and organise their time
  • experience the importance of meeting deadlines in preparation for examination coursework
  • enable teachers to gauge pupil understanding of given tasks
  • give parents/carers the opportunity to become involved and support their child's learning and work in partnership with the school

 


KS3 & KS4 Curriculum 2021-2022


 

 

Year

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7

 

20-30 mins per piece

 

RE

Technology

 

 

 

Maths

History

 

English

Geography

 

ICT

MFL

 

Science

8

 

20-30 mins per piece

 

 

RE

 

 

 

Science

Technology

Geography

 

English

 

ICT

 

Maths

History

MFL

9

 

30-45 mins per piece

 

RE

MFL

Geography

 

 

OPTION

 

Science

History

 

Maths

 

English

Music

10

 

45-60 mins per piece

 

 

History

MFL

Geography

 

 

Science

 

Maths

English

 

ICT

 

RE

 

OPTION

11

 

45-60 mins per piece

 

Science

RE

MFL

 

 

Maths

 

History

Geography

 

English

Technology

 

 

OPTION

 

OPTION: Business, Computer Science, Music, BTEC Sport, Separate Science, Performing Arts, Travel and Tourism, Engineering, Art, Graphics, Textiles, Photography, Health and Social Care, Hospitality & Catering.

 

The times above are suggested times for the length of homework tasks.

Would parents/carers please check that homework is recorded in the student's planners.