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Link to the website is - https://www.classcharts.com/

Once logged in, to find the relevant homework set please click on the homework tab at the top of the page so that a list of homework will appear.  You will be able to see homework that is set and click on the task to find out more information.  The homework is automatically set by issue date and shows the completion date on the task set. 

HOMEWORK TIMETABLES

Philosophy

Homework develops student learning, improves achievement and embeds students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.

Aims

Homework enables students to:

  • Consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
  • Access resources not available in the classroom.
  • Develop research skills.
  • Have an opportunity for independent work.
  • Show progress and understanding.
  • Provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching.
  • To enhance students study skills, e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline.

    We are delighted to now be in partnership with Show My Homework - an application that allows us to manage homework more effectively and efficiently. All teachers set homework for their students in the application and both students and parents can access this information online. Please click the link above to be taken to our homework homepage, where you will see the whole school homework calendar. You can easily filter through to find your classes and the homework that has been set. 

How and When Homework is set

In Key Stage 3, Year 7 and 8 the Core subjects of Maths and English will set homework twice a week and Science will set homework once a week which will have a guidance of 30 minutes in Year 7 and 45 minutes in Year 8 completion time. Foundation subjects such as Geography, French, Food Technology, History, IT, RE, Spanish and French will set homework on a rotation with the exception of PE and Drama which will not set homework.

 

In Key Stage 4, Year 9, 10 and 11 in the Core subjects of English, Maths and Science students will be set homework twice a week. While students will be set homework once a week for subject options with guidance of a 45 minutes in Year 9 and 1 hour completion time in Year 10 and 11. On occasions project work will last over a two week period with an increased time duration for completion.

Work will be set with a hand in date of a week later to allow research time and work to be produced of a high standard.

Please see the link below for more detail and dates for this half term.

Sanctions

If homework is not handed in or the quality of homework is not acceptable then a detention will be issued.

Rewards

High quality homework will be sensitively praised in class and rewarded on class charts. Where appropriate, homework could be included in display work.

Marking Expectations

Staff will endeavour to ensure that students receive marked work according to the schedule below.  This will be a piece of work that is graded and marked using agreed feedback tools allowing the student to reflect on their learning and progress.

At Key Stage 3

Core Subjects – Twice per half term

Foundation Subjects – Once per half term

At Key Stage 4

All subjects – Twice per half term

Other pieces of work during the term will be assessed by various other methods of marking including peer, self, marking for Literacy and using effort grades.

Attitude to learning Grades

5 Attitude to learning is significantly above the expected level.

4 Attitude to learning is above the expected level.

3   The Academy’s expected high standard.

2  Attitude to learning is below the expected level.

1  Attitude to learning is significantly below the expected level.

 See the link below for the full ARR policy:

Assessment Recording and Reporting Policy and Practice (ARR)