Homework at Glossopdale
Developing effective home study habits is an essential skills for all of our students. Engaging in learning at home helps to consolidate knowledge acquired in school and develop independence.
Homework is typically set once a week for subjects where students have 3 or 4 lessons a week, and fortnightly or termly where lessons are only once a week. The subject-specific schedule is listed at the bottom of the page. Year 11, 12 and 13 students should also expect to complete self-guided revision in addition to any specific homework tasks.
The most effective homework prepares students for future learning, building on what they already know, or aids revision of existing learning to expand, embed and link knowledge. All subjects will set one of the following tasks:
- Revision of a knowledge organiser / key vocabulary /research followed by testing in class
- Summarising notes from a lesson into a mindmap/flash cards, followed by testing
- Completion of an online test on eg. Educake, Mathswatch, Seneca, Google Form, Century Tech
- Exam question practice (Y10-13 only)
We use Google Classroom to set homework for all subjects, and for some subjects homework is submitted online too. Students have their own login details for Google Classroom; they can access homework and lesson resources for each of their subjects. In the event that a student misses a lesson, they should use Google Classroom to access the materials and complete the relevant activities that they have missed.
Staff will provide a deadline for the homework submission. If a student does not meet this guideline, they will be awarded a behaviour point and expect to complete the homework for the next lesson. We have a number of after-school homework clubs that students will be invited to in the event that they fail to meet a homework deadline.
All students have a study planner where they should record their homework and the submission date, even if the homework is set online. Please can parents review and sign the planner every week to monitor your child’s homework and indicate that it has been completed.
Expectations for students:
We expect the same high standards for homework as we do in lessons, of effort, presentation and application. Students will receive THRIVE points for excellent homework, and may receive a behaviour point and detention for a piece of homework that is not at the expected standard.
Please click on the links below to review the homework calendars for Key Stages 3 and 4. These detail the frequency and type of homework tasks your child can expect to receive for each subject in each year group. There may be occasions when alterations are made to suit the needs of a class, for example, in response to assessment data. However, the calendars give you a guide as to how and when we set homework within each subject curriculum.