Homework
HOMEWORK GUIDANCE
BHBS Homework Guidance for Parents/Carers
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 and student 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 selfHomework 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 selfHomework with one piece with feedback from the teacher in detail per half term 
Expected Time 
One hour 
PE
Key Stage Three 


Type 
Encouragement to extracurricular 
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 
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 