Homework is used to prepare, consolidate, extend and enrich classroom learning. It is an opportunity for families to engage in learning together and promotes independent responsibility for young people.
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)
- Homework should last approximately 30 minutes per task
- Pupils will receive 1 piece of homework per week in English, Maths and Science
- Pupils will receive 1 piece of homework per additional subject, per fortnight
In Key Stage 4 (Years 9-10)
- Homework should last approximately 30-60 minutes per task
- Pupils receive 1 piece of homework per subject, per week
Please contact your child’s tutor if homework is lasting considerably less than this time, or it is taking considerably longer.
In Key Stage 4 (Year 11)
Year 11 pupils are expected to spend at least an hour and a half per week, outside of lesson time, on each of their exam subjects (around 14 hours per week).
This hour and a half should be spent either on homework or exam practice set by the subject teacher, which should take priority, or on revision of the key knowledge and skills needed for each exam.
There is no published homework timetable for Year 11. Pupils should be preparing their own revision and homework timetables, to fit in with other commitments in their lives, and to ensure that they have rest and relaxation built in which suits their way of working.