Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, students are expected to do at least two homework tasks per night.
Students may be given booklets with tasks to complete weekly instead of individual tasks. Students may be given extra weekly tasks additional to booklets, so always check the teacher’s instructions in your child’s planner.
Recommended guidelines for:
- Yr 7: 30 minutes per subject (= 1 hour per night);
- Yr 8: 35 minutes per subject (= 1 hour and 10 minutes per night);
- Yr 9: 40 minutes per subject (= 1 hour and 20 minutes per night).
If the tasks set take less time than the recommended time to complete, the remainder of the time should be spent revisiting classwork, undertaking revision, or preparing for the next class. The gradual build up throughout the years will prepare your child for the demands of the GCSE courses ahead.
Remember, Homework Clubs are held in school at the following times:
- in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4pm
- in the LSC, 1pm every day.
Key Stage 4
At KS4, homework requirements increase due to the increased levels of sophistication and challenge of the GCSE courses. Students are expected to consolidate their day’s learning in this time, demonstrate their capabilities independently, and effectively prepare for the next lesson. If your child has any difficulties with the homework, study support sessions are available in all subjects either after school or at lunchtime.
Recommended guidelines for :
- Yr 10: 45 minutes per subject (= 1 hour and 30 minutes per night);
- Yr 11: 50 minutes per subject (= 1 hour and 40 minutes per night);
If the tasks set take less time than recommended to complete, the remainder of the time should be spent revisiting and completing/improving classwork, undertaking revision or independent study around the topics studied in class, or preparing for the next class.
While this seems a heavy workload, the gradual increase will enable students to build stamina and resilience when working independently, and will be thoroughly prepared for the increased demands of the revision schedule prior to the GCSE examinations, helping to relieve stress and pressure at that crucial time.
Please see links below for Home Learning Timetables. Please just click on the file to open it. Please note you will need Adobe Reader to view these files.