Homework

GUIDELINES FOR THE SETTING OF HOMEWORK

Key Stage 3:

  • English (English & Reading), Maths and Science will issue the equivalent of two pieces of homework every 2 weeks. These can be set at times that fit in with schemes of work and should be detailed as part of those schemes e.g. 12 pieces of homework will be set on Unit 1.
  • All other subjects will issue the equivalent of one homework every 2 weeks.

Key Stage 4 – Applicable to both GCSE and BTEC subjects:

  • English Maths and Science will issue the equivalent of four pieces of homework every 2 weeks. These can be set at times that fit in with schemes of work and should be detailed as part of those schemes e.g. 12 pieces of homework will be set on Unit 1.
  • All other subjects will issue two pieces of homework every 2 weeks.
  • Students should be given an appropriate amount of time to complete each homework, this may be one evening.

Key Stage 5:

  • Students should be issued with homework in every lesson and include independent study or research.
  • Homework should be detailed in the subject schemes of work.
  • Where appropriate, time in lessons should be allocated to discussing the homework to be set or as a follow up once marked.
  • Homework should be marked in accordance with the school marking and assessment policy.