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Homework

Homework is an excellent way to review or reinforce work taught in school. Numerous studies have shown that on average children who spend more time on homework, do better in school. However we also recognise that there should be a balance between studying and relaxation at home.

Home learning should be:

  • manageable for students, parents and teachers
  • directly related to students’ class work and the school curriculum
  • regarded as important and monitored by parents and teachers
  • clearly understood by all students in terms of objectives and feedback

The amount and type of homework varies on the child’s age.

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Early Years and Junior School

Homework in Early Years is minimal and gradually builds as the child progresses through the years. Normally, homework in Junior school is reading and spelling, maths and then an appropriate amount of written work to cover different areas of the curriculum.

We particularly encourage parents to get involved in supporting learning and development in these early years, which will have a really long lasting effect on the child’s learning as they progress through school. This includes reading stories and discussing the book to support comprehension skills, working on maths puzzles together, building and encouraging independence and taking part in role plays.

Senior School

All students are expected to write down their homework in their planners, which should be signed by parents on a weekly basis. In addition to the homework specified below, all students are expected to complete 15 minutes a day of language learning.
 
Year 6
Two pieces of homework of approximately 20 – 30 minutes per school night. Each subject has a given day and the homework schedule is shared with parents so that they can support the students with their home organisation.
 
Year 7 and 8
One homework per subject per week of approximately 30 - 40 minutes. Students will be given a deadline for completion of each piece of homework and they are expected to organise their workload to ensure they can meet these deadlines.
 
Year 9
One homework per subject per week of approximately 1 hour. Students will be given a deadline for completion of each piece of homework and they are expected to organise their workload to ensure they can meet these deadlines. Year 9 students can expect to work for 2 hours a night at home.
 
Year 10 and 11
Each subject will set homework as deemed appropriate. Students will be given a deadline for completion of each piece of homework and they are expected to organise their workload to ensure they can meet these deadlines. Year 10 and 11 students can expect to work up to 2.5 hours a night at home. If no formal homework has been set, (I)GCSE students are expected to review their class notes, undertake further work from a textbook as appropriate and conduct additional reading to enhance their understanding of concepts.
 
Year 12 and 13
Each subject will set homework as deemed appropriate. Students will be given a deadline for completion of each piece of homework and they are expected to organise their workload to ensure they can meet these deadlines. Year 12 and 13 students can expect to work up to 3 hours a night at home. If no formal home learning has been set, A Level students are expected to review their class notes, undertake further work from a textbook as appropriate and conduct additional reading to enhance their understanding of concepts.
 
Assignments may not always be written. Research, learning, revision and completion of projects may also be set as homework. Parents should inform the teacher if an assignment has taken markedly longer than the stipulated time. Parents are also encouraged both to monitor their child and to ensure that they have a quiet place to work without distractions.