Formal weekly home learning tasks will be set for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. At key stage three students will receive one piece of homework per subject, with the exception of PE and drama. At key stage four the demands that the examination subjects entail mean that the amount of home learning increases to two per week for English, Maths and Science and one for each options subject. Key stage five students can expect to be completing the same number of hours outside of the classroom in personal learning as they do inside the classroom.
As well as formal weekly home learning, students should spend at least an hour a week adding to their notes.
The minimum expectation is 3 hours further study per week for key stage five students.
Parents can help by encouraging your Son/ Daughter to discuss and explain what they have learned in lessons, to read both for pleasure and nonfiction articles and texts and by ensuring that your child has a quiet area in which to study, as well as access to all of the relevant materials.
When home learning is difficult, students can ask advice from their teachers, tutors and heads of year as well as attending our daily homework club, run in the library by the school librarian. Staff are always ready and willing to offer students support whenever they need it. In addition, students can email staff for support using the school emailing system.