Homework Policy

  1. Homework is set to give students the chance to work independently and to really extend the time they spend on tasks that interest them.
  2. Students in Years 7&8 can expect half an hour or more homework from English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages each week. Homework may also be set for creative and practical subjects.
  3. In Years 9-11 homework students can expect an hour or more of weekly homework for each of their five subjects.
  4. Homework should always be recorded in Student Planners and completed to the absolute best of a youngster’s ability; it is not something to be rushed. Sub-standard work may well have to be improved during a break, lunch time or after school.
  5. Students failing to complete homework in time will also be expected to stay back and get it done. This is an important lesson for life!
  6. Teachers should allow plenty of time in class to explain the homework. Students might receive an information sheet, or may be required to write down the task in a diary or the back of their exercise book.
  7. As well as explaining the work to the students, teachers must, every Monday, give their homework tasks for the week to the School office by 1.30pm so that it is uploaded onto the School website by 3.00pm.
  8. Homework tasks should challenge students to think, but not be at a level that is too difficult for them. Often this means that students within a class are set slightly different tasks.
  9. Parents should take an interest in their child’s homework, checking what needs to be done in Student Planners and on the School website and ‘encouraging’ its completion.
  10. Like other work, homework should be marked in green ink, with levels / grades and comments on its strengths and things to improve identified in a ‘pink box. Parents should report unmarked work to the School so that all student work is marked.