Consultation across the college community has confirmed that a change in culture and habits is needed to promote progress. Our students need the skills and dispositions to enable independence and a positive attitude towards learning. Homework is one aspect of the college where we can develop this culture and provide regular, meaningful opportunities for students to extend and consolidate those skills learned at college. We believe that homework is set to develop independence, consolidate and master what has been learned in the lesson and to deepen subject knowledge. It would be ineffective to increase pressure towards the end of courses and expect students to automatically know how to work independently without having learnt to. These skills need to be developed over time and homework throughout each key stage will promote higher level skills and engagement. These are skills needed for lifelong learning as well as preparation for linear exams.
For this change in culture to take place we need homework to be consistent, high quality and high impact, across all key stages and visible across our learning community.
Staff set homework that:
All forms of independent study will be embraced:
Homework will be set weekly in English, Maths, MFL, History, Geography and Science. Homework will be set at appropriate intervals in all other subject areas.
Homework is to be acknowledged by teachers, through:
Please click here for some ideas of tangible, useable, useful homework tasks with suggested outcomes. (Adobe pdf format)