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Excellence for All


Homework is set for every subject every week.  Most homework is posted on the school's VLE.  Through the VLE pupils can access revision materials, quizzes and task relevant to their year and subject.

In some circumstances homework may not be set. However, it is extremely unlikely that pupils will have been allowed to complete homework during lesson time. 

We recommend that in years 7, 8 and 9  pupils have a maximum of 1 to 1.5 hours per night, building up from roughly 20 minutes per subject set per lesson in Year 7 to 30 minutes in Year 9.    In Years 10 and 11, we recommend 1 to 1.5 hrs per subject per week in year 10 and 1.5 hrs max per subject for year 11.   Remember in Key Stage 4, there is no such thing as ‘no homework’ as there are always revision materials on the VLE.

Year 8 homework timetable trial summer term 2016

We are working to support Year 8 pupils to organise their time and plan their homework. We are piloting a new ‘homework timetable’ system this term which we hope will benefit pupils, parents/carers and teachers.

Each day of the week will be designated for pupils to focus on doing their homework for specific subjects. This should help pupils have a routine, so that Monday is always the day to get English homework completed for example. The homework timetable is set out below for your information, and pupils have written this timetable into their planners. This gives each subject an allocated time for homework each week. Pupils can of course choose to do their homework before the designated day if they wish.  

Teachers may give out a homework task on any day of the week but that subject has the same designated day each week for the homework to be completed.The hand in date for each piece of homework will be made clear by the teacher - but it will always be AFTER the designated homework day for that subject

So for example:

An Art teacher gives the homework task out on Wednesday for the pupil to do on the Friday of that week. The day to hand in that homework can be any day after that Friday.