Teaching & Learning

Homework

Homework

Homework is set by subject teachers to:

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Guidelines

Homework tasks should be related to the work going on in the classroom, for example:

It is important that homework is interesting and relevant.  A variety of tasks keeps students interested and develops a range of skills.  Every subject is different, and the home learning tasks should reflect this. Open ended and/or differentiated tasks avoid inequalities and allow students to work to the best of their ability.

There should be a regular routine for setting, collecting and commenting on the students’ work.  At times, the nature of a subject may make it inappropriate to set home learning tasks from time to time.

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Satchel One

All homework tasks are set via the ‘Satchel One’ platform.  This supports all students, parents, teachers and leaders in ensuring that appropriate homework tasks are set and completed.  For further support with Satchel One, please see the links below:

We suggest that students spend the following time on their homework each week:

Years 7, 8 and 9: between 20 and 30 minutes per subject.  For practical subjects, this may take the form of a project to be completed over a longer period of time.

Years 10 and 11: between 45 and one hour for each subject.

In order to support students with effectively managing deadlines, managing their work and planning ahead, it is important that teachers allow sufficient time between the setting of a task, and its submission.  For example, it would not usually be appropriate to set a task to be completed for the next day.

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SUPPORT WITH HOMEWORK

Please contact your son / daughter’s form  or subject teacher in the first instance.

Further home learning provision is outlined in the Elfed Extra programme.

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