Homework

The demands made by the national curriculum at key stages three and four mean that students will only be able to achieve their best if they are prepared to work regularly and conscientiously at home as well as in school.

Regular homework is therefore set for all students in all subject areas in order to develop independent learning skills.

In year 7 students should expect to complete around an hour of additional work at home each evening in a variety of subject areas. As they progress with us and begin to work toward their GCSEs this will increase.

Homework set by our teaching staff may include one or more of the following tasks and activities:

  • Reading
  • Researching
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Problem solving
  • Coursework
  • Interviewing
  • Constructing
  • Developing ICT skills
  • Practising/rehearsing.

The amount of homework set will vary according to age and the learning needs of individual students.  Learners are encouraged by their teachers to keep a record of the work set in their student planner and we would encourage parents to check it regularly and sign it.  We encourage our boys to discuss their homework with their parents/guardians to promote family involvement in the learning process.

Tutors and teaching staff may use this planner to communicate with parents/guardians and vice versa.

If parents have any concerns or issues with the level or amount of homework being set please contact form tutors in the first instance:

Homework Portal

LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH