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RATIONALE

Work done at home can make a significant contribution to a pupil’s progress at school and therefore it should be an integral part of the education process. Homework can be used to extend learning, consolidate learning from lessons and challenge pupils beyond the classroom experience. It also provides an opportunity for parental engagement between pupil and school. Students who complete homework regularly in Key Stage 3 learn the skills needed for completion of homework and revision that are necessary for Key Stage 4.

AIMS

The purpose of homework:

TIME ALLOCATION FOR HOMEWORK

The following time allocations should be flexible, depending on a particular pupil’s circumstances and needs.

Year

Subjects

Recommended time per day

7

Homework will be set for the following:

English, Maths, Science, French: once per week.

History, Geography, RS, Design & Technology, Art and Computing: once every three weeks.

Music, Dance and Drama: once every half term.

Homework will not be set for PE, PSHE or Literacy.

Up to 60 mins.

8

Homework will be set for the following:

English, Maths, Science, French: once per week.

History, Geography, RS, Design & Technology, Art and Computing: once every three weeks.

Music, Dance and Drama: once every half term.

Homework will not be set for PE, PSHE or Literacy.

Up to 60 mins.

9

Homework will be set for the following:

English, Maths, Science, French: once per week.

History, Geography, RS, Design & Technology, Art and Computing: once every three weeks.

Music, Dance and Drama: once every half term.

Homework will not be set for PE, PSHE, Spanish or Literacy.

Up to 90 mins

10

Homework will be set for English, Maths, Science and the four option subjects chosen for Key Stage 4.

Homework will not be set for Core PE, PSHE or Learning Support.

Up to 150 mins (including attending support or  revision sessions)

11

Homework will be set for English, Maths, Science and the four option subjects chosen for Key Stage 4.

Homework will not be set for Core PE, PSHE or Learning Support.

Up to 150 mins (including attending support or revision sessions after school.)

Students will have at least a week to complete homework tasks. Where possible, staff will follow the homework setting timetable in Appendix 1.

Students are expected to record homework in their planner along with the due date of assignments. This information will also be available to parents and students on Doddle in the ‘to do’ section.

Each homework task in Key Stage 3 should take no longer than 30 minutes. If it takes longer than this, students should see their teacher for support rather than spending too long on a task. Sometimes pupils are given an activity to complete over several weeks. Pupils will need help in managing their time to ensure that the task is given the necessary time allocated. Homework in Key Stage 4 is likely to take longer. Subjects can set up to 1.5 hours a week (3 hours for Science as it is worth 2 GCSE grades).

Work that is completed to a poor standard will be returned to students to complete again or improve.

Expectations of Pupils

Expectations of Staff

Expectations of Parents and Carers:

We ask parents and carers to support their child with homework by:

Revised November 2019.

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