The aim of homework is to support the curriculum and to facilitate student achievement and progress.
We set homework:
- To reinforce, support and help in the understanding of work covered in class
- To enable completion of courses in sufficient depth and breadth
- To develop independent study skills, including research and revision
- To enable students to establish a routine for study
A maximum of three pieces of homework are set on any one day. Homework timetables are produced at the start of the academic year by the Assistant Principal Academic for students in Years 7 – 11.
Subject teachers set homework following this timetable:
- Year 7 20 – 30 minutes each piece
- Year 8 25 – 35 minutes each piece
- Year 9 30 – 40 minutes each piece
- Year 10 40 – 45 minutes each piece
- Year 11 45 – 50 minutes each piece
Our Sixth Form Students typically have 2 or 3 study periods for each subject taken and 3 hours of additional homework per subject as a minimum.
In addition, Sixth Form students are expected to undertake personal research to support their studies.
Homework may also be set to be completed during the holiday periods.
The nature of homework will vary between year groups, classes and topics of study. The homework set by the teacher will usually be differentiated to reflect the ability of the students.