At Wolfreton, we believe that homework can make an important contribution to a student’s progress in school, significantly improving independent learning skills, educational performance and attitudes to learning. We support the view that homework is an effective way of involving parents in their child’s learning and of enabling staff in school to work in partnership with parents. Many of our parents tell us that they see homework as a valuable and essential part of schoolwork.
Homework is set regularly by class teachers. However, our homework policy supports professional judgement and the belief that homework should add value and not simply be set for the purpose of being set.
At Key Stage 3 students can expect to receive homework from subjects with 2+ hours of curriculum time each week. In subjects where students only have a single hour, homework is more typically set fortnightly.
Students are provided with a Learning Beyond the Classroom Booklet to enhance their learning at home which is packed full of activites and challenges in a wide range of approaches and topics.
At Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form, homework is set each week by class teachers.
Homework will vary in nature and is likely to include questions, investigations, research work, learning for assessments and both written and practical tasks.
The Library is available for students to complete homework at the end of the school day and support can be sought here, as well as from class teachers as required.
GCSEPod is another online resource that provides revision podcasts on every topic in most GCSE subjects, along with PiXL Apps. Login information is provided to parents by the school.