Homework Guidance

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BHBS Homework Guidance for Parents/Carers

January 2019

 

This guidance is aimed at helping parents/carers understand what to expect for homework from each subject in key stage 3 and 4. Please speak to your son/daughter subject teacher should you wish to obtain further detail. All homework will be set on SIMS and can be viewed via the Parent App. We view homework as an integral part of learning, which if not completed will be followed up with a sanction.

General advice for parents and carers to aid with completing homework successfully.

Students are successful if they have a quiet space to work and homework is completed at a sensible time. Work should be completed in small manageable chunks. Some students like to listen to music and there is evidence that this can be a benefit. Using the curriculum plan to read ahead in a subject can improve prior learning and helps develop a greater understanding of the curriculum covered. At the end of a lesson, students should review their learning and try to remember the topics covered. As all exams are now at the end of a two year course, it is advised that if there is no homework set that time is spent looking back over notes from lessons to consolidate learning and make use of support materials/websites.

In some subjects there will be support sessions available. The learning hub is open every day before school, at break, lunchtime and after school until 4.30 every day except Friday when it is open until 4pm.

For each subject an explanation is given to help parents/carers understand what Bishop’s is expecting. For subject related queries, please refer to the Curriculum Team Leader in the first instance.

SCIENCE

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Knowledge/skills based task

Frequency

Once per fortnight

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes to an hour per piece

Key Stage Four

 

Type

GCSE questions

Frequency

Twice per fortnight

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes to an hour per piece

MFL

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Task or a list of words to learn

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Comprehension, written work, speaking preparation or vocabulary learning

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes to one hour

 

DRAMA

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Project

Frequency

Once per half term

Homework

Project will be given feedback from the teacher at the end of each half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

GCSE questions

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes to one hour

 

ENGLISH

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Extended writing

Frequency

Once per two weeks

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes to one hour

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Extended writing

Frequency

Once per two weeks

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

One hour

 

MATHS

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Mymaths

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

The class teacher will go through once per half term progress on mymaths and set targets for improvement

Expected Time

30 minutes to one hour

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Mymaths

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

The class teacher will go through once per half term progress on mymaths and set targets for improvement

Expected Time

30 minutes to one hour

 

ETHICS

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Written task

Frequency

Once per fortnight

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Written task

Frequency

Once per fortnight

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

SKILLS FOR LIFE

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Written or research tasks

Frequency

Once per half term

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Written or research tasks

Frequency

Once per half term

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

HUMANITIES

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Project

Frequency

Once per half term

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes per week

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

GCSE questions, reading tasks and revision

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

One hour

 

TECHNOLOGY

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Project based

Frequency

Once per fortnight

Homework

Peer and self-Homework with one piece with feedback from the teacher in detail per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes to one hour

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Project based

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

Peer and self-Homework with one piece with feedback from the teacher in detail per half term

Expected Time

One hour

 

PE

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Encouragement to extra-curricular

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

Not applicable

Expected Time

One hour

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

GCSE questions

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

One piece will be marked by the teacher in detail per half term

Expected Time

One hour

 

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ART

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Project task per term

Frequency

Once per fortnight

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Research or practical tasks

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

One hour

 

MUSIC

Key Stage Three

 

Type

Project

Frequency

Once per half term

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

30 minutes

 

Key Stage Four

 

Type

Written and research tasks

Frequency

Weekly

Homework

There will be one piece of feedback in detail from the teacher per half term

Expected Time

One hour