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Secondary Homework

We expect students to work independently at home to support their work at school, extending learning beyond the classroom. It is helpful if parents can help students to get into the habit of doing tasks on the day they are set. This is a great organisational skill for the future and really helps students to manage their time - one of the keys to success.
Homework for Key stage 3 and IGCSE

Students are issued a homework timetable to help them plan their work.  Homework should not be set outside of these set dates unless under exceptional circumstances. If a student appears regularly not to have enough homework please contact their form tutor to discuss this. The following is the expected allocation of homework per night, depending on year group

  • Year 7 normally have 2 homework tasks of about 30 minutes each per day
  • Year 8 normally have 2 homework tasks of about 35 minutes each per day
  • Year 9 normally have 2 homework tasks of about 40 minutes each per day
  • Year 10 normally have 2 homework tasks of about 60 minutes each per day
  • Year 11 normally have 2 homework tasks of about 75 minutes each per day
Homework for IB Students

IB students will be expected to manage their own workloads which will involve significant study outside of school, as agreed with subject teachers.  An IB student should expect to spend up to 2.5 hours each weeknight working if they are to make the most of the course, as well as some time at weekends.

Homework set by teachers should be only a part of what IB students do outside class. We have a general expectation that IB students will also:

  • undertake general reading around each of their subjects, using text books and books from the LRC;
  • review class notes and practice questions, whether or not this is specifically requested by teachers;
  • practise speaking and listening in languages they are studying;
  • work on coursework, Extended Essays and other on-going pieces of work.

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