Homework is set in class and the student must ensure that they note down the information they need in their planner.
Teachers also 'post' the homework online on https://www.showmyhomework.co.uk/. Students and parents both have separate PINs for logging in, although the 'school homework calendar' is also accessible without loggin in.
Any teacher can give out PINs or you can email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
You can also download an app from the app store from a link on the show my homework website.
Each fortnight, the following HW is set :
Year 7 & 8 - Each HW lasting 30 minutes.
2 HWs from English (30 – 45 minutes plus extra reading), Maths, Science, Technology, Geography, History, MFL,
Music (20 minutes performance practice).
1 HW from Rs, Art ( 60 minutes ) Computing (20 minutes).
Year 9 - Each HW lasting 30 to 45 minutes.
2 HWs from Maths, English plus extra reading, Science, Geography, History, Technology, Art, Music, MFL.
1 HW from Rs, Drama, Computing.
Years 10 & 11 - Each HW lasting 45 minutes.
2 HWs from English (45 – 60 minutes), Maths and each examined option subject including Sciences.
Overall time spent on homework
This should be broadly in line with government recommendations.
i.e. Years 7 & 8 - Between 45 and 90 minutes per day
Year 9 - 60 to 120 minutes per day
Years 10 & 11 - 90 minutes to 150 minutes per day
Dealing with non-completion of homework
Non completion of homework is dealt with following the behaviour policy and results in a 20 minute teacher detention. Students may be directed to further support if homework is regularly late or not handed in to sufficient standards.
The library is open from 8.15am until 4.45pm Monday to Thursday, and is therefore available when students are out of class before school, at break, at lunch and after school. Please note it closes early at 4.00pm on a Friday.
‘Beyond the Bell’, will provide homework support after school, parents of these students will be contacted directly. The Maths and English departments also run homework support sessions.