Homework

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

English, Maths, Science, Languages (French, German, Mandarin) -  1 piece per fortnight (30-60 minutes)

History, Geography, RE, Computer Science, Art, Music, Drama,  Citizenship, Technology -  2 pieces per ½ term (30-60 minutes)

Recommended weekly learning hours at home: 5-7

Deadlines: Minimum of 3 working days

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

English , Maths -  1 piece per week (45-60 minutes)

Science -  3 pieces per fortnight (45-60 minutes)

Option GCSE / BTEC Subjects - 1 piece per week (45-60 minutes)

Recommended weekly learning hours at home: 10-14

Deadlines: Minimum of 3 working days (tasks under 1 hour) or 5 working days (tasks over 1 hour)

It is recommended by the school that in order to make best progress, students also spend time on independent study in addition to specific home learning tasks. Suggested further study can include:

  • Allocated time for reading
  • Study via recommended websites
  • Family debates/discussions  
  • Regular revision activities
  • Educational family visits
  • Activities to support with time management and organisation
  • Independent research/Careers research
  • Cultural events

Suggested Websites for independent study to review or revisit learning

Key Stage 3 (Year 10-9)

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

 

Evidence shows that secondary students who complete regular high quality home learning activities for up to 1-2 hours per day (or slightly more for older students) make on average 5 months more progress. (Education Endowment Foundation).