Homework

Homework Guidance

Homework is important at all stages in a child’s education and when used properly it extends the challenge open to the pupil and ensures that teaching time is used to maximum effect. Homework will only be set if it’s appropriate to the needs of the children. The task set will be accessible to all students. Longer term project homework can be difficult for students to manage – teachers will consider this when setting and chunk it into manageable stages for students. Student’s performance for homework will be reflected in their ‘Attitude to Learning’ grade on termly reports.Homework will have clear and relevant objectives, and develop learning; teachers will give careful consideration to the quality of task they are setting, for example

  • Learning vocab /keywords in advance of a class test
  • Consolidating a new skill learned in the lesson, such as practising a certain style of exam question.
  • Tackling material that introduces a topic in advance of a lesson (flipped learning)

How much?

Year

How long should each piece take?

How much is that on average per week?

7 and 8

15 – 20 minutes

Between 45 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes

9

20 – 25 minutes

Between 1 hour 20 minutes and 2 hours 5 minutes

10 and 11

30 minutes

Between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes

 

Department homework plans 2017_18

 

English

Spelling tests to be revised every week

Termly homework sheet where students choose their homework task for the term

Maths

Homework will be set weekly on the first lesson of the week (Years 7, 9, 10, 11) – Monday (Years 8) – Tuesday

It will be based on what they have learned the previous week. Homework will be given on green paper to distinguish it from their other work when its stuck in their books.

It will then be marked and returned the following Monday – ready for the next homework.

Science

Students will be set homework where it will either support the learning in the forthcoming lesson or where it will consolidate the learning from the previous lesson. It will always link closely to the topic being taught. Students will be provided with a timescale and any resources that they need.

Humanities

KS3

Weekly literacy tasks for key words and knowledge in class

KS4

Geography A3 revision sheets

History are doing flipped learning tasks.

MFL

Year 7: Vocab learning – biweekly.   Translations - 2 per term

Year 8: Vocab learning – biweekly.    Translations - 2 per term

Year 9: Vocab learning – biweekly.   Speaking booklets/roleplay preparation - biweekly (alternating with vocab)

Year 10: Vocab learning – biweekly.  Speaking booklets/roleplay preparation - biweekly (alternating with vocab)

Year 11: Vocab learning – biweekly.   GCSE reading and writing tasks - every week

DT

Design Technology

Students are given a task grid (e.g. 3 by 3), in each box they are set a topic style task.

All tasks are differentiated and the students opt into the appropriate activity, guided by teacher.

They have weeks 1 to 5 to complete 2 of the 9 tasks. Tasks support the scheme of learning and will be marked.

Engineering

Students are given a task grid (e.g. 3 by 3), in each box they are set a topic style task.

All tasks are differentiated and the students opt into the appropriate activity, guided by teacher.

They have weeks 1 to 5 to complete 2 of the 9 tasks. Tasks support the scheme of learning and will be marked.

Art

Students in all years are given a journal sketch pad. They will be given task on a regular basis (3 compulsory and 5 more open ended per term).

PE

Core PE – students must organise themselves to ensure they have the correct, clean kit for each lesson.

GCSE PE – tasks will be set throughout the course.

 

Flipped Learning