Homework

Homework

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In Key Stage 3, consideration is given as to the number of lessons per fortnight and the type and scale of tasks that may be set in each subject so that the demands of homework are manageable for both students and teachers.  

Core Subjects (English, Maths, Science) Weekly
Geography, History, French Fortnightly
Computing, Drama, Art, Music, and PB

Technology (will alter depending on carousel rotation)*

Every 4 lessons (as per homework timetable)

Subject Leaders regularly monitor the homework being set to ensure that the quantity and quality of tasks fully support learning.  All work is marked in line with the expectations set above through a combination of Acknowledgement Marking (checking that the work has been completed and that there are no obvious mistakes that need correcting), Quality Teacher Marking (WWW/EBI/T), through peer or self assessment against agreed success criteria or verbal feedback with a student response

Alongside regular homework, in Years 7 and 8 there are ‘Going the Extra Mile’ (GEM) tasks that are set in terms 1-5.  We believe that the aim of homework is not only to consolidate the knowledge and understanding that pupils have gained in lessons, but also to enhance and encourage independence, creativity and a love of learning in every child. GEM tasks run alongside the fortnightly homework timetable and are optional pieces of work that can be completed over several weeks, culminating in a project that will be presented to the class teacher on the given deadline.  In PE, students can achieve GEM recognition through their attendance at extracurricular clubs.  All GEM tasks are available on the website.

The emphasis of these GEM tasks will be on the intrinsic value of the work that students do as they engross themselves in a particular topic or project. As such, students will be rewarded based on their effort and the quality of their work and the GEM tasks will be celebrated in a showcase at the end of the year.

  • Bronze – student’s effort and the quality of their work is deemed to be satisfactory
  • Silver – student’s effort and the quality of their work is deemed to be good
  • Gold – student’s effort and the quality of their work is deemed to be exceptional

Subjects in which GEM tasks will be available:

English, Science, Maths, Geography, History, Computing, Art, Drama, Music, French

In Key Stage 4, pupils are set homework weekly in each subject that is timetabled. Subject Leaders regularly monitor the homework being set to ensure that the quantity and quality of tasks fully support learning.

GEM tasks (Years 7 and 8) timetable and Homework Timetable

GEM Resources

Please visit our Google Drive folder for GEM Resources