The Academy is committed to ensuring that learning continues beyond the classroom and views extended learning as an integral part of a student’s education.
What do we mean by Homework?
The academy is committed to setting regular homework that students will need to complete outside of the classroom. Homework tasks will be set in order to either consolidate knowledge previously taught or prepare students for future learning.
Why do homework?
Extensive research carried out by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found that homework has a high, positive impact on secondary pupils. Homework will:
• Support knowledge retrieval
• Consolidate learning
• Increase specific areas or knowledge
• Increase skills/literacy/numerical/fluency in areas/topics
How much time should be spent on homework?
This will differ at different points during the school year. However, the guidance
• KS3 – 30 minutes per piece
• KS4 – 45 minutes to an hour per piece
The frequency of homework can be found later in this guide.
Homework is set in all lessons and aims to either prepare students for future learning or consolidate learning that has previously taken place.
Please take a look at our Homework Guide for more information.
Homework Club runs each lunchtime in IT5.
The frequency of extended learning every half term/term per subject area is expected to be as follows:
|ENGLISH||Once a week|
|MATHS||Once a week|
|SCIENCE||Once per topic|
|SCIENCE GCSE||Once per topic for biology, chemistry and physics|
|HISTORY||Once a fortnight|
|GEOGRAPHY||Twice a topic|
|LANGUAGES||Once a fortnight|
|RE||Once a half term|
|GCSE RE||Once a fortnight|
|PE||Extra curricular clubs, daily|
|COMPUTING||Once a half term|
|MUSIC||Once a half term|
|DRAMA||Once a half term|
|ROTATION SUBJECTS||Once a rotation topic|
|KS4 OPTION SUBJECTS||Once a fortnight|