Homework is an out-of-school assignment that contributes to the educational progress of your child. With the arrival of new technology, the tasks set to complete at home can be very diverse. Teachers may include a link to a video clip to watch or a website to visit. Some homework will take a more traditional form such as additional exercises, reading of material on a specific subject, in-depth extension of classroom activities, or in rare cases, independent project work related to the subject.
The amount, frequency and nature of the homework will be based on the teacher’s professional judgement and reflect the nature of the subject and your child’s current level of achievement. Homework will increase in length and frequency as your child progresses from Year 7 to 11 and on into Sixth Form.
In order to attain the maximum benefit from homework it is important that your child engages with it, this means that your child is responsible for completing homework assignments on time and as directed.
Reflecting on studies
One key part of the homework routine is the Reflection Journal. We expect students to spend up to 30 minutes reflecting on their learning every day. On top of this students may need to learn Key Knowledge or, as they progress onto examined subjects, specific work related to their examination courses.
Setting and accessing homework
Homework for students is being placed on Class Charts and is easy to access. It may be that a teacher shares a Google Classroom link via Class Charts as a way of setting homework.
For more information relating to Homework, please see our ‘School Matters’ publication.