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Homework

Parents/carers/guardians are expected to support the school in seeing that independent study/ homework is done promptly and conscientiously. Each student has a planner in which he/she enters details of the work set, resources required and deadlines for submission.

Parents/carers/guardians are asked to check their son/daughter’s planner and sign in the space provided each week. Form Tutors are also required to sign and check planners on a termly basis. Homework/independent study is intended to complete or consolidate work done in class, to leave students to pursue their own lines of enquiry or to prepare for the following lesson or prepare for a test.
 

The tasks asked of students may include:

  • Factual or imaginative writing,
  • Reading,
  • Learning or revision,
  • Fact finding,
  • Illustration,
  • Map work,
  • thinking, etc.

Staff should satisfy themselves that students have the skills necessary to carry out the tasks set. Homework should be set routinely as per timetable although there will be occasions across the year when larger pieces of work are set over a longer period. If a student is absent for less than a week then it is their responsibility to ask for any homework and class work missed to copy up when they return to school. The teacher will then use their professional judgement as to which pieces of homework are able to be done. For absences over a week or longer parents/carers/guardians are asked to contact the school and we will arrange for work to be sent home.
 

Whatever tasks are set, independent study/homework should:

  • Generate a variety of worthwhile learning experiences additional to those provided in school
  • Be designed to take account of the abilities and needs of students within a group
  • Enable students to exploit the environment outside the school, and to develop skills of discovery, of investigation and of independent learning
  • Enable students to use their initiative.

If a student has repeated difficulty in organising their time, planning their work or getting into a routine of handing work in punctually, the subject teacher should comment on this in the student planner. Where problems persist, particularly over a range of subjects, the Form Tutor should contact the parents and suggest ways in which they could support their child.
 

Parents/carers/guardians can help their child by checking presentation, handwriting and spelling; they can test what has been learnt; they can listen to their child read what they have written. In addition, it would be helpful if parents/carers/guardians could make sure that the correct books are packed ready for school particularly in years 7 and 8.
 

There is a whole school policy for marking and assessing students’ progress. Departments have adopted methods of monitoring progress which best suit the nature of the subject and the work involved. All departments follow the school marking policy on literacy.

 

Homework Timetables

Year 7 Homework Timetable

Due to the personalised nature of the timetable, some homework may be set earlier (classes where this occurs are indicated in brackets) but will not require completion until after the main allocated slot on the homework timetable.   For example, in week A, 7tG French will not need to be submitted until after the rest of the ‘t band’ have had their homework set on Friday of that week.  This will avoid overload when groups have lessons on other days to the rest of that band.  

C.A.S = Creative Arts subject taught that day.  Over the course of the week this will cover Art, Performing Arts and Technology subjects  

RE will be set by the class teacher on the day of the lesson (this varies for each class as shown below).  

Week A Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T C.A.S
Maths
RE (7T3)
Geography
History
C.A.S
French (7tG)
RE (7t1)
C.A.S
English (7t3)
History (7t1)
Science
RE (7t2)
Geography (7t3)
RE (7t4)
French
English
J

C.A.S
Spanish (7j1)
RE (7j4)
History (7j2)
Geography (7j2)

Geography (7jG & 7j3)
Spanish
Maths

English
Science
History (7j3)
Geography (7j1)

RE (7j3)

C.A.S
Maths

C.A.S
History (7jG & 7j1)
Week B Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

Maths
C.A.S
Geography (7tG)

C.A.S
Geography 

History
French (7t1 & 7t2) 
RE (7t1 & 7t2) 

C.A.S 
French (7tG) 
RE (7t3 & 7t4) 

English
Science 

J

English 
RE (7j1 & 7j3) 
History (7jG) 
Geography (7j1 & 7j3) 

History 
English (7jG) 
RE (7j2)
Spanish (7j4)
Geography (7jG) 

Maths
C.A.S
Geography (7j2) 

C.A.S
Science   

C.A.S
RE (7j4)
Spanish  

 

Year 8 Homework Timetable

Due to the personalised nature of the timetable, some homework may be set earlier (classes where this occurs are indicated in brackets) but will not require completion until after the main allocated slot on the homework timetable. For example, in week A, 8tG3 French will not need to be submitted until after the rest of the ‘t band’ have had their homework set on Wednesday of that week. This will avoid overload when groups have lessons on other days to the rest of that band.

C.A.S = Creative Arts subject taught that day. Over the course of the week this will cover Art, Performing Arts and Technology subjects

RE will be set by the class teacher on the day of the lesson (this varies for each class as shown below).

Week A Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T C.A.S
Geography (8t1 & 8t2)
History (8t3)
History French (8t3) RE (8t2) French
Geography (8tG & 8t3)
Maths
English RE (8t3) C.A.S Science
J

C.A.S Geography (8j1) History RE (8j5)

RE (8j4) C.A.S Maths Spanish
Geography (8jG & 8j3)
History (8j4) R
Science English C.A.S Spanish (8j3 & 8j5) Geography (8j2
Week B Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T C.A.S Geography (8t2) RE (8t1 & 8t4) History (8t3 English C.A.S Geography (7tG & 7t1) Geography (8t3) RE (8t2 & 8t3) French C.A.S
Maths

C.A.S
Science
History

J

Science
C.A.S
RE (8j4)

CAS
History
RE (8j2)
Geography
RE (8j5) History (8j1 & 8j2)
Spanish
English
Maths
CAS English (8j4)
Geography (8j1)
RE (8j3)
Spanish (8j5)

 

Year 9 Homework Timetable

Homework will be set according to the timetable below although there may be some occasions when there will be slight variations. RE will be set by the subject teacher on the day of the lesson. Option groups indicate the subject from that group you will study and have homework set by on that day.

Week A Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

RE (9t4)

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media Sport

English

Option D
Business
Drama
Food
Health & Social
IT
Sport

Science
Maths
RE (9t2 & 9t3)
Option A
Enterprise (ICT)
French
Spanish
History
Geography
History

RE (9t1)

Option B
Enterprise (Business)
Geography
History
Business
Food
IT
Media

J

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

RE (9j1)

Option D
Business
Drama
Food
Health & Social
IT
Sport

English
Maths
Option A
Enterprise (ICT)
French
Spanish
History
Geography
History

RE (9j2, 9j3, 9j5)
Science

Option B
Enterprise (Business)
Geography
History
Business
Food
IT
Media

Week B Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

Science

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

RE(9t3)
Maths

Option B
Enterprise (Business)
Geography
History
Business
Food
IT
Media

English
RE (9t2)

Option A
Enterprise (ICT)
French
Spanish
History
Geography

Option D
Business
Drama
Food
Health & Social
IT
Sport
RE (9t1)
J

Science

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media Sport

Maths
RE (9j1, 9j4)

Option B
Enterprise (Business)
Geography
History
Business
Food
IT
Media

Option A
Enterprise (ICT)
French
Spanish
History
Geography
Option D
Business
Drama
Food
Health & Social
IT
Sport
RE (9j4, 9j2)
English

 

Year 10 Homework Timetable

Homework will be set according to the timetable below although there may be some occasions when there will be slight variations. RE will be set by the subject teacher on the day of the lesson. Option groups indicate the subject from that group you will study and have homework set by on that day.

Week A Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

English

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

Maths

Option A
Enterprise
French
Spanish
Geography
History

RE

Option B
Geography
History
Art
Business
Food
IT
Media

RE
Science

Option D
Business
Drama
Health & Social
IT
Production Arts
Sport

J

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

Science
RE

Option A
Enterprise
French
Spanish
Geography
History

Option B
Geography
History
Art
Business
Food
IT
Media
English

Maths

Option D
Business
Drama
Health & Social
IT
Production
Arts
Sport

Week B Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

Option D
Business
Drama
Health & Social
IT
Production Arts
Sport

RE

Option A
Enterprise
French
Spanish
Geography
History

Maths

Option B
Geography
History
Art
Business
Food
IT
Media

Science
English

RE

Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

J

RE

Option D
Business
Drama
Health & Social
IT
Production
Arts
Sport

RE

Option A
Enterprise
French
Spanish
Geography
History

Maths

Option B
Geography
History
Art
Business
Food
IT
Media

Science
English
Option C
Art
Business
Child Dev
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

 

Year 11 Homework Timetable

Homework will be set according to the timetable below although there may be some occasions when there will be slight variations. RE will be set by the subject teacher on the day of the lesson. Option groups indicate the subject from that group you will study and have homework set by on that day.

Week A Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

English

Maths
RE
Science

RE

Option B
Geography
History
Art
Engineering
IT
Media

Option A
Enterprise
French
Spanish
History
Geography

 

RE

Option C
Art
Business
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

Option D
Business
Drama
Health & Social
IT
Sport

J

RE
Science

English
Week B Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
T

 

Maths

 

RE
Science

RE
English

Option B
Geography
History
Art
Engineering
IT
Media

RE

Option A
Enterprise
French
Spanish
History
Geography

RE

Option C
Art
Business
Dance
Engineering
IT
Media
Sport

Option D
Business
Drama
Health & Social
IT
Sport

J

 

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