Homework is work that is set to be done outside the taught curriculum. It contains an element of independent study as it is not directly supervised by a teacher. Homework can be completed within school, for example, in the Library when tasks require books, software or equipment not found readily at home. Homework enhances pupil learning, improves achievement and develops pupils’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.
Please be aware that all homework is set via an online platform called ClassCharts. This application allows parents to monitor homework and other important information such as achievement reports. An overview of homework including types of tasks, assessment and a setting schedule is shown below:
Types of Homework
- Creative projects
- Extended work from previous lesson
- Research and independent study
- Structured revision
- Tests and exam practice
- Work sheets/ tasks
Assessment of Homework
- Answers to a test/assessment
- Feedback and Improvement Time (FIT)
- Formal marking
- Project/coursework which is monitored and assessed when handed in
In KS3 students are set weekly homework in English, maths and Science. In all other subjects homework is set on a fortnightly basis. Students in KS4 should expect one piece of homework every week from every subject.