Home Learning

Dear Parents

Please find a letter explaining the use of an online tool we use to set home learning. We do not have a set home learning timetable as such as we encourage departments to have the flexibility to set it as and when appropriate in line with their Schemes of Learning,  however as a guide:

Key Stage 3

Home learning is set to pupils in all forms and is an essential part of the process of learning. All pupils are required to do home learning. In Year 7 pupils will most likely have 1 -2 subjects per night each of approximately 20 – 30 minutes duration for every 2 lessons taught of that subject.

In Years 8 home learning will increase to 2 – 3 subjects per night, each of at least 30 minutes per 2 hours taught of that subject. All home learning set is to be attempted and parents are asked to co-operate by ensuring that sufficient time is devoted to this work and that if possible, a quiet room is made available. In addition to these tasks, pupils can expect to be asked to do additional appropriate tasks to help reinforce their learning or help prepare for future lessons (e.g. vocabulary learning in Modern Foreign Languages). Pupils have no reason to tell parents that they do not have any home learning.

If a pupil fails to hand in the home learning on the day in which it is expected the subject teacher will allocate the appropriate consequence points on Go4 Scls and parents are informed via an automatic Go4Schools notification to their email.

Key Stage 4 & 5

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students can expect to spend approximately 1 hour per subject per week on home learning.

In Years 12 and 13 students are expected to do a considerable amount of private study. For both GCSE / Vocational subjects and A level, homework may be work set by teachers and sometimes it will be consolidation or extension work generated by the students themselves.

Mrs Tanya Wiles
Deputy Headteacher