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Homework

Homework

As a college, we value homework and see it as an important part of the learning process.  Regular and meaningful homework is essential in supporting good learning habits. Students should therefore expect to receive homework regularly and in-line with each curriculum area’s expectations.

At the college we use an online system called Microsoft Teams to set homework.

Year 7 students will be shown how to access Microsoft Teams in IT lessons in the first 2 weeks of term. There are no additional passwords as students use their college login details.

Teachers monitor the completion of homework, and sanctions are issued in line with the college behaviour policy if it is not submitted by the deadline set.

The guideline for frequency of homework set in different subjects is outlined below. Please note that due to curriculum commitments, this may vary slightly throughout the year.


UPDATE: Year 7 and 8 Homework expectations (KS3)

At the start of the academic year the only subjects that were to set homework were English, Maths and MFL. This was done to allow students some transition between over a term of lockdown back into the routine of school life. We were going to change that in January before the second lockdown. We are now reintroducing the standard homework expectations for subjects and this will start from Tuesday 4th May.

These are as below:


 

     Curriculum Area    Homework Frequency

  KS3  

(Years 7   and 8)

English, Maths and Science

1 task per week of maximum 1 hour

Geography, History and MFL

1 task per fortnight of maximum 1 hour

Art, Drama, ICT, RE and Technology

Minimum of 1 task per half term for a                  maximum of 1 hour.

More can be set, as required, but no                         more frequently than 1 task per fortnight

Music, PE, PSHE

No formal homework but we encourage you to take part in Session 6 or extracurricular activities where possible

  KS4  

(Years 9, 10 and 11)

English, Maths

1 task per week maximum 1.5 hours

Science

1 task per fortnight per science subject (Biology,            Chemistry, Physics) maximum 1 hour per subject

MFL, History, Geography,     Option subjects

1 task per week maximum 1 hour

Core PE

No Homework (students are encouraged to attend      one extra-curricular session 6 offering instead)

  KS5  

(Years 12 and 13)

All Subjects

As required by the need of the subject up to a              maximum of 4 hours per subject per week