The Governing Body and staff of Wallington High School for Girls believe that high quality, challenging homework should be set regularly for all students.

Homework refers to any work or activities which students are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own, as part of a learning set, or with parents or carers.   Homework is part of the wider partnership between parents and carers and school.   The student planner is essential for parents to know exactly the type, frequency and quality of homework being set.

Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available at school, it is necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school.   To this end the school Homework Club supports students wishing to complete homework on site.

Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students' study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.   Every department ensures that it is carefully and appropriately integrated into the scheme of work of each curriculum area.

AIMS

Homework enables students to:

  • consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities;
  • access resources not available in the classroom;
  • develop research skills; 
  • have an opportunity for independent work;
  • show progress and understanding;
  • provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching;
  • enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline;
  • take ownership and responsibility for learning.

KEY STAGE 3

At Key Stage 3 each subject homework, with the exception of Modern Foreign Languages which has three 15 minute homeworks for each Language over the two weeks, will consist of a thirty minute allocation with most subjects having two homeworks over a fortnight, and some (Mathematics, Science and English  having four. At the beginning of the new school year each tutor group will be provided with its own homework timetable relating homeworks to specific days of the week.

Exemplar Year 9 Homework timetable.

Below is a copy of your timetable. You can expect to get homework from the highlighted subjects on that day. Each piece of homework is 30 minutes, ( with the exception of Modern Foreign Languages which has three 15 minute homeworks for each Language over the two weeks ) meaning that you should have a maximum of 105 minutes of homework on any weeknight. Your class teacher will let you know when the work is due. Any subjects which are shown as ‘+ subject’ indicate that the homework was set on another day; you should complete it on the allocated day. 

TP = Theology and Philosophy

Week A

 

Week B

 

Monday

Ger., TP., Eng., Span., PSHEE

Monday

Comp., His., Eng., Citz., Ger.,

Tuesday

PE., Math., His., Geo., En

Tuesday

Math., Tech., PE., Art., TP

Wednesday

Eng., Math., Sci., Span., Sci + PE

Wednesday

Span., Sci., Sci., Eng., Drama

Thursday

Tech., Tech., Art., Comp., Sci

Thursday

Sci., PE., Math., His., Eng + TP

Friday

TP., PE., Geo., Mus., Math

Friday

Mus., Math., Geo., Ger., Tech

KEY STAGE 4

At Key Stage 4 each subject homework (with the exception of Citizenship which has 30 minutes fortnightly) comprises a minimum of 45 minutes with a maximum of 60 minutes. Over the two week timetable Wider Options, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages and Religious Studies will have two homeworks, Mathematics will have three, English four and Science six ( two for each science.) At the beginning of the new school year each year group will be provided with its own homework timetable relating homeworks to specific days of the week.

KEY STAGE 5

Each subject studied in Key Stage 5 has a homework allocation of 9 hours each week with individual departments determining their own timings.