There is abundant evidence that high-quality homework can have a major impact on student progress, and as such, we expect every student to be completing homework every week. At Stowupland, the purposes of our homework are twofold:
1) to consolidate prior learning and aid retention
2) to enrich the curriculum.
In the documents below, you will find a schedule of homeworks set across each term and each year group in Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9). You will see that some departments set a short homework every week, some set one or two bigger homeworks a term, and some do not set homework. This reflects both the professional judgement of our subject experts on what home learning tasks will most effectively support student learning in their subjects, and the finite amount of time any student will be able to spend on homework.
In Key Stages 4 and 5, our homework arrangements are more fluid, and as such we do not have a pre-populated homework timetable. Students in these year groups are also expected to be completing independent revision as they approach their exams.
Some additional points regarding homework:
- Details of all homework tasks will be given on Satchel One at the point that the homework is set. Please monitor your child's homework on Satchel One to help support them with completion. If you are unable to access Satchel One, please contact your child's form tutor in the first instance.
- Students should receive feedback on their homework. This can be in the form of instant feedback from an online platform (e.g. in maths). If you believe they are not receiving feedback, please contact their subject teacher.
- Homework does not have to be completed at home. Each department should provide opportunities for students to complete work in school. This includes providing access to laptops for students who do not have access to a computer at home.
Show my Homework
Please click on the logo to access our online homework system Show My Homework, also known as Satchel One.