Homework is an essential part of learning as we believe it fosters vital independent learning study, and all pupils are expected to do homework regularly. It is a very important part of the pupils’ examination coursework and revision programmes. Meeting assessment deadlines is vital for examination success.
Year 7 and 8 will receive a homework timetable which will give them information of which subject homework should be set.
Year 9, 10 and 11 will be set homework based around the requirements of the GCSE course they are following.
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 3 different ways: an End of Key Stage Report, 3 termly Progress Reports and a Parents’ Consultation Evening.