Homework is an essential part of school life
It develops independent learning skills and helps pupils reinforce the key learning from their lessons. Pupils who recognise this and work hard in their own time in addition to their lessons are more likely to make progress and achieve well. The support of parents as ever, is crucial. Please take an interest in the work set and encourage your daughter to give of her best each and every time.
Homework might involve a pupil: researching; reflecting on previous lessons; preparing for the next lesson; project work; completing/ redrafting work; practising skills; learning vocabulary; creating; rehearsing; improving work based on teachers' feedback and completing online tasks on moodle or websites such as MyMaths.
Guideline amounts will vary by age, subject and time of year but typically:
- Years 7-9: 25 - 40 minutes per subject and typically totalling 1 - 1.5 hours per day.
- Years 10-11: 45 - 60 minutes per subject and typically totalling 1.5 - 2 hours per day.
- Year 12-13: 60 minute+ per subject and typically 3 hours per day.
Reading for Pleasure
Reading is avital skill and one which we value as a school. Reading is promoted via Reading Friday's, and we would ask that you encourage your daughter to read and to bring a book on a Friday. A good range of books are available to loan from the McAuley Centre or the school's mobile library service.
As pupils progress through the school we expect them to take more responsibility for their own learning. Personal tasks such as reviewing classwork, revisiting previous work and reading around the subject can help pupils to accelerate their progress.