At Lees Brook Academy we believe that homework is an important part of our school curriculum and the learning process. Therefore we aim to set appropriately challenging work or activities which students complete outside of lesson time, either on their own or with parents and carers hat is designed to extend their learning of key skills and important information and embed factual knowledge.
Homework would not normally be set to be handed in for the following day to allow students time to complete the tasks set. In school, there are clubs that run both at lunchtime and after school that allow students the opportunity and space to complete these tasks using the school’s ICT facilities.
There is no expectation that all staff will set a piece of homework every week. This is so that all homework set is meaningful and fits in with the needs of the curriculum. As more GCSE subjects move away from coursework and towards controlled assessment in lessons, it is important that our curriculum reflects this change.
Year 7, 8, 9 & 10
At Lees Brook, Years 7 through to 10 are given specific homework through the Knowledge Organiser. Knowledge Organisers are issued to students each term as a printed document and are also available online here. Students complete up to one hour of knowledge organiser homework (2 subjects x 30 minutes) in their yellow homework books each weekday evening, which are provided to all. Completion of homework results in positive points; failure to complete their homework results in a 30 minute detention per subject. Subjects may also set additional homework.
Homework guidance will be communicated with all students through their subject teachers.
Subject areas will set homework appropriate to the learning needs of the students in their class. This will be up to a maximum of 45 minutes per week. During the subject programme, the homework will vary depending upon the structure of the course, controlled assessment deadlines and impending examinations.
Each subject will set up to 3 hours per week. This will be completed at home and also in study periods on school site. Similarly, the homework will vary depending on the structure of the course.