Homework


Homework

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Ethos

Homework is an essential part of education with far-reaching benefits for all concerned. It is one of the principal ways in which pupil achievement can be raised. The practice of doing homework on a regular basis ensures that independent home study becomes second nature to our pupils. Our policy is to set homework regularly for all pupils. Homework is used by the teacher to reinforce and develop work done in class, to monitor progress, and to extend and enhance learning.

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 2017-2018


 

As a guide, pupils should spend the following times on homework.

 

Year 7 & 8

45 mins - 1½ hr a day

Year 9

1 hr - 2 hrs a day

Year 10 & 11

1½ hrs - 2½ hrs a day

 

The school provides each pupil with a school diary in which details of each day's homework should be recorded. The school subscribes to 'Show my Homework' and all parents/carers and pupils have been issued with login details. Parents, carers and pupils can access this in school and at home to check homework that has been set, when it is due in and if it has been completed.

Parents/carers are encouraged to contact school if they have any questions or concerns about homework.