Homework is an essential part of learning, as we believe it fosters vital independent learning. In Key Stage 3 we provide students with open ended, activity based homeworks designed to foster their curiosity as well as build key skills and knowledge. In key Stage 4 and 5 we provide homework closely matched to support the requirements of their examination courses.
Year 7 and 8 receive up to 2 homework projects a week. The projects are set by different subjects on a rota with different activities for each day. The projects have been designed to ensure there is stretch and challenge for pupils of all abilities and they also support in the development of key skills such as research, independence and time management.
Year 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are set homework based around the requirements of the qualification they are following. Teachers set a wide variety of different tasks from mini projects to exam style questions designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need for success.
Parents are asked to help by:
- Making it clear that you support the school in helping learning through homework.
- Providing a suitable, reasonably quiet place where homework can be done. If this is not possible in the home you can help your son or daughter to attend other places where homework can be done e.g. the homework club or breakfast club at school, the school library or public library.
- Checking the ‘Show My Homework’ website to monitor the homework set for your child and the dates when it should be handed in.
- Encouraging your child to organise their time so that homework is completed well before the deadline, preferably on the evening it is set.
Progress - Reporting to Parents
Pupil progress is monitored in all subjects. Progress is reported to parents in 2 different ways: 3 termly Progress Reports and a Parents’ Consultation Evening.
In addition, subject teachers may contact parents/carers if there are any concerns regarding a lack of progress being made.