Homework is an essential part of the learning process. We look for parental support in helping to make sure that homework and assignments are completed when required in addition to the 30 minutes to one hour of reading or revision per week, which is expected of all pupils.
Homework is important because it:
- helps to consolidate and extend what is learnt in the classroom
- helps teachers to assess students’ learning
- develops individual learning responsibility
- develops research and revision skills
- prepares students for GCSE study
At both Key Stage 3 (Years 7&8) and Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11), your child should expect homework at least twice a half-term and to a maximum of once a week from most subjects. Tasks will vary according to subject and year group.
You can help your child with their homework by providing them with a reasonable place where they can work, or encouraging them to make use of the school’s resources.
Our ASPIRE Club runs from 3.05pm to 4pm Mondays to Thursdays, providing students with the chance to complete homework, extend their learning or finish classwork in a safe classroom environment with support from staff.
You can also help by checking that homework is recorded into your child’s Planner and encouraging them to meet homework deadlines.
More information about homework tasks and study support is available in the Student Area.