Homework and Support
Home learning is set via ClassCharts, when appropriate to enhance, support and expand upon class work, therefore thus furthering the aim of the college.
- Home learning is of a length appropriate to the age and ability of the student. (We expect students in Year 7 to devote 60 minutes per night to home learning. The amount of home learning should increase as a student progresses through the college and in Year 11, 90 minutes per night is not unreasonable)
- Home learning will vary according to the subject. Students should expect extended writing tasks, project work, revision opportunities and a range of other tasks
- Home learning needs to be relevant to the course of study and make demands upon students in relation to commitment and completion of subjects beyond the classroom
- Home learning is checked and students are made aware of their results and progress. This could be through teacher, self and peer assessment
- Home learning is integral to the Home-School Agreement
To support home learning we produced some guided curriculum links for every area of our syllabus. Select websites and resources have be chosen by each subject to help students improve to the next level. For example this maybe an online video that details the knowledge required to go from a developing to secure for the cells topic within biology.
Study Support Sessions
In order to support students in their efforts to learn outside the classroom, we have introduced an after-college study support session every day in the Learning Resource Centre. There is a late bus service in operation Monday to Friday departing college at 16:05pm.
- If students are struggling with their homework or have no internet access or anywhere to work at home? Students can come along any night to get help with your homework or arrange to get support with your teacher.
- If students fail to submit homework without explanation, they will be expected to attend the next available session to complete the work. In order to track this and inform parents, staff will schedule this using ClassCharts.
Each session will be supported by teaching staff, and students will have access to computers. Students can use the time to not just complete outstanding work but independently improve upon it.