Home Learning, done weekly, can make a significant difference to a student's deeper understanding, retention of information, and final exam outcomes and it is important that the student, the parent and carer and the school work together to achieve this.
The minimum amount of home learning per subject per week is as follows:
Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 and 9
A minimum of 45 minutes per subject per week
Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11
A minimum of 60 minutes per subject per week
Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13
A minimum of 8-10 hours per subject per week outside of lessons
We recognise that students and their parents and carers have busy lives outside of school and so we ask you to work together to draw up a timetable that fits within the family schedule, especially with the younger students, so as to form good habits and develop organisational skills.
Different subjects will set home-learning in different ways, but the principle will be the same. If students complete the work within the allocated time, then they can do one of the following additional tasks:
- revise for topics covered in the subject
- read ahead for the topics coming up
- read around the subject more widely.