Homework

 

GC Parent Banner2Homework is recorded in detail online using Google Classroom, and students are also expected to record this in their school planner.  It is wise to check regularly that your child is able to access all of their individual subjects Google Classrooms.

For more information on accessing online Parent Summaries of you child's work on Google Classroom, please click here.

The frequency and times below are a guide only – on occasions teachers may set more frequent shorter tasks or longer less frequent tasks with a longer deadline.

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)

Key Stage 3 (Years 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 (Years 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)

Further Independent Study

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
  • Awareness of Current Affairs
  • Activities to support mindfulness
  • Creative activities
  • Exercise and activities related to a healthy lifestyle

Suggested Websites for independent study to review or revisit learning

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

KS3 BBC Bitesize – www.bbc.com/bitesize (all subjects)
Mymaths - www.mymaths.co.uk
Linguascope - www.linguascope.com (Languages)
Duolingo - www.duolingo.com (Languages)
The Literacy Shed - www.literacyshed.com (English)

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

KS4 BBC GCSE Bitesize – www.bbc.com/bitesize (all subjects)
Seneca - www.senecalearning.com (all subjects)
Mr Bruff - https://mrbruff.com/ (English)
Mymaths - www.mymaths.co.uk
Linguascope - www.linguascope.com (Languages)
Duolingo - www.duolingo.com (Languages)
No Fear Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) - www.sparknotes.com/lit/ (English Lit)
Corbettmaths - https://corbettmaths.com (Maths)
Just Maths – www.justmaths.co.uk (Maths)
My GCSE Science - www.my-gcsescience.com (Science)

In addition to the sites above, we've put together a list of other websites an apps, covering a range of interrests and activities. 
See our Online Resources list.