The Purpose of Homework
All educational research indicates that well organised homework can significantly raise the standard of student achievement. Homework should:
- Encourage students to develop independent study skills
- Promote self-discipline and positive attitudes towards life-long learning
- Consolidate and reinforce the skills and understanding developed at school
- Extend school learning
- Involve the parents and carers in the management of student learning and keep them informed about the work students are doing
- Manage particular demands on individual Years, e.g. GCSE coursework
The Role of the Students
Student Planner inserts contain the following information:
- Ask your teacher for help if you are not clear about the homework task before you leave the lesson
- All homework should be recorded on ClassCharts but please still include a brief note in your planner as to what the homework is
- Note when the homework is due in
- Do each subject's homework on the correct night. Always hand in your homework on time.
- Take time and care with your homework and avoid distractions
- Get into a routine of doing homework at the same time each day and as soon as possible after it has been set so that the learning in the lesson and homework instructions are still fresh in your mind
- Tell your Form Tutor if you are having difficulties with managing your homework.
The Role of Parents and Carers
Notes to Parents and Carers (in the Planner)
It is important that children get into the habit of completing homework thoroughly from Year 7. As students move up through the school the homework demands will increase. It is helpful if you can take an active interest in your child's homework. It is important that they have a quiet area in which to work. Please check each evening that homework has been completed and sign the planner at the end of each week.
Please contact your child's subject teacher if you are concerned over any aspect of homework in a particular subject, or your child's Head of House if there are more general homework concerns.
Time allocated per homework slot
Year 7 – 20 minutes per subject
Year 8 – 30 minutes per subject
Year 9 – 30 minutes per subject
Year 10 – 40 minutes per subject
Year 11 – 50 to 60 minutes per subject