Homework is a crucial part of the learning experience of students at Wheatley Park School. As well as providing the opportunity to revisit and consolidate concepts learnt in lessons as well as explore new ideas. The independent learning and self-management skills developed through managing a range of homework tasks are also key skills to develop for later life.
Homework at Wheatley Park will involve a range of tasks, appropriate to different subject areas. The schedule for homework is set out below, as well as further information about expectations of students and how homework is set.
Setting of Homework
Year 7 students are also expected to record all homework in their student planner. Teachers will provide time in lessons for them to do this.
Key Stage 3 Standard Homeworks
All Key Stage 3 classes receive one standardised homework per fortnight. These are published below on the Monday of each Week 1. Teachers will set a specific due date for their class via Google Classroom but the publication of the homework in advance is aimed at helping students and parents plan their week in advance.
Completion of Homework
Completion of homework to a high quality is an expectation of all students at Wheatley Park and failure to meet this expectation will result in a sanction in line with our behaviour policy. Where there are exceptional circumstances which may have prevented the completion of a homework by the due date parents are asked to contact the class teacher or write a note the student planner (Y7 only) to inform the teacher.
Support is available to students in all years and takes place in the Farndell Library from 3-4pm each Monday-Thursday. Students can work independently on homework and receive support from staff where appropriate.
Years 7 and 8
Year 7 Each piece of homework should take around 30 minutes to complete.
Year 8 Each piece of homework should take around 40 minutes to complete.
Frequency (Minimum expectation)
Year 9 Each piece of homework should take around 50 minutes to complete.
Years 10 and 11 Each piece of homework should take around 1 hour to complete. Frequency (Minimum expectation):
- English - Weekly
- Maths - Weekly
- Science - Weekly
- Option Subjects - Weekly
Students will be expected to complete required coursework and exam preparation tasks as appropriate.
Key Stage 5
A minimum of five hours of independent study will be per subject per week.