Homework

The impact of homework on learning is consistently positive, leading on average to five months additional progress. – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014

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Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available at school, it is necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school. Leytonstone School provides a daily Homework Club that all students can attend.

Year 11 Revision Resources

We have gathered a number of resources for Year 11 students to use. To view and download these resources please follow the instructions below:

Open your web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) and enter the URL http://1drv.ms/1mebijw
Navigate the folders to find the resource you want to view. Click once to view or right click and select download to save the resource to your hard drive.

Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of learning of each curriculum area.

All staff, students and parents use the online homework setting tool – MILK

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Please visit : https://my.milkapp.io/portal/


Principles of homework

Homework at Leytonstone School will be:

  • Be meaningful, varied and manageable
  • Be challenging but appropriate
  • Reflect the breadth and balance of the curriculum
  • Promote self-confidence and self-reliance
  • Involve Parent/Carers in the learning process
  • Encourage parental co-operation and support
  • Create channels for home-school dialogue

Purposes of homework

Homework at Leytonstone School will offer students opportunities to:

  • Practice, consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities
  • Improve students attitude to learning and enhance their study skills e.g. planning, organisation, time management and self-discipline
  • Learn to use resources not available in the classroom
  • Develop research skills
  • Take ownership and responsibility for learning and develop their independent learning skills
  • Show progress and understanding

Expectations

Studies imply that there is an optimum amount of homework between one and two hours per school day…” – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014

  • Core subjects will set up to 60 minutes per week
  • Foundation subjects will set up of 30 minutes fortnightly

Key Stage 3

Time per week (up to …)

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English 45 mins 45 mins 60 mins
Maths 45 mins 45 mins 60 mins
Science 45 mins 45 mins 60 mins
Art 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
Citizenship / PSHE / RE 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
Drama 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
French 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
Humanities (Geography, History) 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
Music 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
ICT 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
PE 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
Technology (Food, Textiles, RM) 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins
  • Year 7 & 8 students should expect homework from two subject areas per night, totalling 60 minutes
  • Year 9 students should expect homework from three subject areas per night, totalling 90 minutes
  • Where a project or short term assignment is set for more than one week, this will be broken down into sections and recorded weekly.

Key Stage 4

Time per week (up to …)

Subject Year 10 Year 11
English 60 mins 60 mins
Maths 2 x 60 mins 2 x 60 mins
Science 2 x 60 mins 2 x 60 mins
Option Subjects 60 mins 60 mins
  • KS4 students should expect homework from two subject areas per night, totalling 120 minutes