The introduction of the Academy’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) means that communication between staff, pupils and parents/carers can be taken to a more advanced level across all aspects of school life. From a curriculum point of view this will enable staff to enter tasks that pupils need to complete outside of the classroom which can also be viewed by parents/carers. In this way everyone can be clear about the type, frequency and amount of Home Learning that each pupil needs to complete.
The expectation will be: Staff enter a brief description of the Home Work to be done and when the task should be completed by. Pupils and parents/carers can view these entries at any time.
The following is set out as a guide as to the average amount of time that should be spent on Home Work per week. There may be fluctuations at different times of the year depending on topics, assessments or exam preparations.
If you have any concerns regarding the home work that your son/daughter has been set, please contact their form tutor in the first instance via email, details can be found here.
KS3 Year 7 and 8
- 30 - 60 minutes per week for each Core subject (English, Maths, Science)
- 30 minutes for other subjects.
KS4 Year 9, 10 and 11
30 - 60 minutes per week for each full GCSE equivalent.
KS5 Year 12 and 13
- AS courses – 3 hours per week per subject
- A2 courses – 5 hours per week per subject
The Academy operates a Homework club in the library after school from 3:00pm – 4:00pm every day for students to access adult support and use the school’s resources. There is also provision for students to remain on site until 5:25pm by arrangement with their teacher for them to use the school’s resources and ICT facilities to support their learning.