Home learning is an important part of academy life as it is a chance for students to develop their independence- one of our 5 Be values. Home learning is used by teachers primarily to embed and revise the knowledge that is taught in the classroom, and therefore is a key part of success in assessments and GCSE examinations.
Students in KS3 will be set one piece a week for their core subjects (English, Maths, Science) and one piece a fortnight in all their other subjects.
Students in KS4 will be set one piece a week in all their GCSE subjects.
All home learning tasks are recorded in the child’s planner and on a website called Show My Homework. We encourage parents to support their child by logging into your Show My Homework account regularly to check their home learning calendar.
We expect every student to complete home learning in full to the set deadlines. We offer home learning club on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 3.15pm and 4.15pm, where we welcome all students within the academy to complete home learning in school. Students who do not meet a home learning deadline will be set a demerit.
Your child also has access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. Students from all years can access these and stretch themselves outside of the classroom.
As well as access to these websites, each student has been given a folder with knowledge organisers in them. These contain a summary of what the students need to know in each subject each for every half term. Some home learning will be set from them and students can also use them to test themselves on what they have learnt.
How parents can help their child:
1. Test them from their knowledge organiser
2. Encourage your child to do look-cover-write-check-correct of their knowledge organiser
3. Check they are doing their home learning by using Show My Homework
4. Encourage your child to watch pods from GCSEpod
5. For Year 11 students ONLY, please read the Elevate Parent E-Book to help support your child through their GCSE exams
Access Show My Homework
Access Elevate Parent E-Book