Homework will give you the opportunity to practise the skills taught in class and so extend learning opportunities.
Remember you can also find out what you will have to do for homework on the VLE!
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At KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) you should expect to receive between 30 and 90 minutes of homework each night and, as well as focusing on subject specific activities, homework will also focus on developing the 6 strands of the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
The key strand that we want you to develop is self-managers. Therefore, homework could be set in the first week of term and be due in by week 4 – and part of the process will involve you managing your time in order to complete the project. You will have to share learning milestones with your teachers along the way in order to monitor progress towards the key learning goal at the end of the process.
You will receive homework in all areas across the curriculum. Some subjects, which require common skills, understanding and knowledge, have joined together to create Linked Learning opportunities. For example, you will undertake STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project-based homework, which will support you in transferring skills from one subject area to another.
If you are in Year 7, you will undertake projects, which centre on maximising progress in English, Drama and Humanities by linking literacy opportunities, as well as homework activities that are more subject specific.
Some homework activities, such as those which relate to ICT, Performing Arts and PE, could involve attendance to extra-curricular sessions linked to a project. Your homework will also be available on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).
Year 10 and 11 students should expect to receive between 45 and 120 minutes of homework each night. As you approach examinations and undertake controlled assignments, some of the homework will including learning homeworks or consolidation exercises, practising past exam papers, and also practising planning for examinations through utilising successful revision techniques. In addition, some homework will involve attendance at after school study sessions. You will receive subject-specific homework that will cater to supporting and practising the necessary skills, which will lead to success at the end of KS4 and beyond.
At KS5 students will receive personalised learning plans, which will guide students through independent learning activities and expected hours of independent study.
All students will record homework in their planners.