Homework is a key aspect of school life and crucial in developing the knowledge and skills of your child as they move from Year 7 through to Year 13.
In Year 7 and 8, students are given Knowledge Organisers which contain all of the knowledge required to be successful in each subject that they study. As well as developing your child’s knowledge, it also allows them to experiment with a variety of different revision techniques, so that when they have end of unit assessments or external examinations in later years, your child will know what revision technique is their most favoured.
They will also be set other homework in subjects such as Maths, English, Drama, Music and Art, in order to develop the skills required within these curriculum areas.
Your child will begin Key Stage 4 in Year 9, and this is where we see a variation in homework expectations. Although many subjects still use knowledge organisers at Key Stage 4, other homework tasks include attempting past exam questions, developing revision resources and undertaking ‘flipped learning’ activities.
Independent Study Work
If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, but you still feel that they are able to undertake work, please see below work which they could attempt in order to develop their knowledge during this time:
Students in Year 12 and 13 will have directed tasks given to them by their class teachers. if your child is unclear on what work they can do, please ask them to email their subject teachers who will be able to support with independent study work.
Many staff members use Microsoft Teams to store class and revision materials which can support your child’s development of knowledge during their time with us. During Core IT lessons, your child will be shown how to access Microsoft Teams and the work that they have been set in their class team.
However, we are aware that students can forget information that they are given, so please see below our remote learning information for parents and our student guide to using Microsoft Teams.