Learning at home (or beyond the classroom) is an essential part of good education. Regular homework is important as it gives students the opportunity to practice at home the tasks covered in class, and helps the students work towards improving important skills. It also helps children and young people to become confident and independent in their learning which will help throughout their time at school and in adult life. 

Homework therefore enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops student study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into schemes of work of each curriculum area. It can also contribute to the development of the home-school partnership, allowing parents to have an input into their children’s’ education through active engagement and support.

Homework timetable

To ensure that students are able to manage their homework load, deadlines are more than 2 days from the set date and ideally the next week. All assignments including support documentation are also placed on the relevant Google Classroom page as well as recorded in student planners.

Year Groups All Subjects
All year groups 7-11 Homework set a minimum of once per week

Approximate time guidelines for homework are as follows;

  • Year 7 - 20 minutes per subject per week
  • Year 8 - 25 minutes per subject per week
  • Year 9 - 30 minutes per subject per week

Students in Years 8 and 9 who have started GCSE courses will have examination and coursework focused homework.