Home Learning

Home learning is an integral part of learning and teaching.  Effective home learning is central to raising achievement at all levels. Every piece of home learning that students receive should be based around one of the school priorities of retention, challenge or exam preparation. 

At all Key Stages, home learning aims to: 

  • reinforce classroom learning;
  • extend students where appropriate;
  • support students where appropriate;
  • promote enthusiasm and motivation for study;
  • develop self-discipline, confidence and organisational skills;
  • encourage students to take pride in their work;
  • strengthen links between home and school, enabling parents to take an active role in students’ learning;
  • develop autonomous, independent learners. 

Home learning will take a variety of forms to meet the needs of different subjects.  It might include: 

  • learning key words or facts for a knowledge quiz;
  • researching a topic in preparation for a lesson;
  • short answers;
  • extended writing;
  • redrafting / reworking of tasks;
  • ranking tasks;
  • annotation of texts;
  • creating diagrams;
  • planning answers;
  • practice examination answers;
  • Students in Years 7 and 8 will have 35 minutes reading per day as part of the Accelerated Reader programme.