HOMEWORK GUIDANCE 2018 – 19
Homework refers to any work or activities which students are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents and carers. It is an important part of our school curriculum and the learning process. It is closely linked with student success and achievement. Our Parents’ Handbook clearly states that as a school we believe in setting homework to all students.
Staff will set homework for students using the following guidelines. Homework should not be set for the following day to allow students time to complete the tasks.
There is no expectation that all staff will set a piece of homework every week. This is a direct result of feedback from staff, parents and students. This is so that all homework set is meaningful and fits in with the needs of the curriculum. As more GCSE subjects move away from coursework and towards controlled assessment in lessons it is important that our curriculum reflects this change.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7,8)
All subject areas will set homework on a flexible basis in line with the needs of the curriculum. Homework will not necessarily be set every week and will be up to a maximum of 30 minutes in any given week.
Key Stage 4 (Year 9,10,11)
Homework guidance will be communicated with all students through their subject teachers.
Subject areas will set homework appropriate to the learning needs of the students in their class. This will be up to a maximum of 45-60 minutes per week. During the three year programme, the homework will vary depending upon the structure of the course and coursework deadlines.
Key Stage 5
Each subject will set up to 5 hours per subject per week. This will be completed at home and in study periods.