Students in Years 7 and 8 should have 45-90 minutes of homework per night, while students in Years 9, 10 and 11 should have 1-2 hours of work. To help students balance and manage their workload, we recommend that homework for the various subjects is completed regularly and not left until the evening before it is due in. By completing asks well in advance it should also allow students time to seek help from their teachers, if they need it, before the deadline.

Students are expected to record their homework tasks in their planner and so they should make sure they bring their planner every day. Our aim is to develop students who are well-organised, meet deadlines and are truly independent. Homework details are also available to view on the VLE for both students and parents - parents who need guidance viewing these details should check out the VLE guidance page.

Homework activities can take many forms and will not always require written work to be completed. Some examples of the types of homework students could be given are:

  • Extended writing pieces
  • Reading
  • Preparation for assessments
  • Research and note-making
  • Learning key vocabulary/formulae, etc.
  • Designing and creating a visual piece of work
  • Past exam paper practice
  • Longer projects extending over several weeks in some subjects

Homework deadlines and tasks are posted to the VLE so it appears on students' and parents' electronic diaries. Students should be given at least 2 days' notice of deadlines, where practical.

Year 7 & 8

English, Maths and Science will set homework expected to take at least one hour per week for students. MFL will set one homework per week of between 15 and 30 minutes duration. RE, Geography, History and Computing will set regular homework as required. Other subjects will set occasional tasks as and when appropriate.

Year 9, 10 & 11

All examination subjects will set homework each week.