Homework

Homework

Homework is a key way in which we encourage our students to develop the skills, confidence and motivation needed to study effectively on their own. We know that it helps raise academic standards through consolidating and reinforcing skills and understanding developed in school.

The tabs on the right of the page contain the homework timetable for each year group. The timetables show how many pieces of homework should be set per subject and how long each piece should take to complete. To summarise, each subject should set one piece of homework every other lesson and the length of time taken to complete the tasks increases with age.

Teachers also have the flexibility to combine homework tasks together to make one longer piece. When this happens students will record this as two homework tasks in their diaries. Where possible teachers will avoid setting tasks for submission the following day, but this may not always be possible.

Teachers will record the homework information on FROG but there is also an expectation that students will record homework in their diaries. This will enable two ways for you to monitor the completion of homework tasks. If you do not have a FROG password at present or have forgotten it, please print off, sign and return a copy of the parent portal acceptance usage form. A password will then be sent to you. This form can be found on the website in the letters section.

We do ask that you support your child with their homework by providing a quiet place for them to work, checking the time spent on individual tasks and signing the student diary each week.

If you have any further questions regarding homework please either contact the relevant subject teacher or subject leader.

Number of Year 7 lessons that take place during each fortnightly cycle Number of homework tasks allocated per fortnight per subject.
English 7 3 x 30mins

1 x 15mins

Maths 7 3 x 30mins

1 x 15mins

Science 7 3 x 30mins

1 x 15mins

History 3 1 x 30mins

1 x 15mins

Geography 3 1 x 30mins

1 x 15mins

RE 4 2 x 30mins
ICT 2 1 x 30mins
Languages 4 2 x 30mins
Drama 2 1 x 30mins
Music 2 1 x 30mins
Art and Design 2 1 x 30mins
Technology 2 1 x 30mins
Total pieces of homework set 25 pieces per fortnight or

12.5 per week

Total number of homework hours allocated (Approximate) 10 hours and 45 minutes per fortnight

or approximately 5 hours & 20 minutes per week

Number of Year 8 lessons that take place during each

fortnightly cycle

Number of homework tasks allocated per fortnight per subject.
English 7 3 x 35mins

1 x 20mins

Maths 7 3 x 35mins

1 x 20mins

Science 7 3 x 35mins

1 x 20mins

History 3 1 x 35mins

1 x 20mins

Geography 3 1 x 35mins

1 x 20mins

RE 5 2 x 35mins

1 x 20mins

ICT 2 1 x 35mins
Languages 4 Sets 1-4 = 2 x 35mins

Set 5 =1x35mins

Drama 2 1 x 35mins
Music 2 1 x 35mins
Art and Design 2 1 x 35mins
Technology 2 1 x 35mins
Total pieces 26 pieces per fortnight or 13 pieces per week
Total hours to complete homework

(Approximate)

13 hours & 30 minutes per fortnight or

6 hours & 45 minutes per week

Number of Year 9 lessons that take place during each

fortnightly cycle

Number of homework tasks allocated per fortnight per subject.
English 6 3 x 40mins
Maths 7 3 x 40mins

1 x 20mins

Science 7 3 x 40mins

1 x 20mins

History 3 1 x 40mins

1 x 20mins

Geography 3 1 x 40mins

1 x 20mins

RE 4 2 x 40mins
ICT 2 1 x 40mins
Languages 6 Set 1-4 = 3 x 40mins Set 5 = 1x 40mins
Drama 1 1 x 40mins
Music 2 1 x 40mins
Art and Design 2 1 x 40mins
Technology 2 1 x 40mins
Total pieces of homework 25 pieces per fortnight or

12.5 per week

Total hours (Approximate) 15 hours and 20 minutes per fortnight or

7 hours and 40 minutes per week

Number of Year 10/11 lessons that take place during each fortnightly

cycle

Number of homework tasks allocated per fortnight per subject.
English 7 3 x 45mins

1 x 20mins

Maths 6 3 x 45mins
Science Double Award 10 5 x 45mins
Option Subjects 5 2 x 45mins

1 x 20mins

(3 options taken by most students)

RE 5 2 x 45mins

1 x 20mins

ICT 2 1 x 45mins
Total pieces of homework set 25 pieces per fortnight or

12.5 per week

Total hours of homework set (Approximate) 16 hours 40 mins per fortnight or

8 hours 20 mins per week