Homework is a very important part of your College work. It is used to reinforce learning, to demonstrate a skill or for research purposes. It helps you to learn how to work on your own and enables you to use a variety of learning skills which may be different from the ones you use in lessons.
- Set by the teacher
- Completed by the student
- Overseen by parents
- Assessed by the teacher, sometimes during lessons via peer or self assessment
If you do your homework regularly it helps you get into a routine and this makes studying easier to manage. This is especially important as you prepare for your GCSE examinations.
When a student produces a particularly good piece of homework they will be rewarded with House Points.
To help you do your homework, an ICT room is open each lunch time and there are a range of Homework Clubs and catch up sessions after school. Ask your tutor for times and rooms.
How much Homework should I expect?
Most weeks you will receive a homework task in English, Maths, Science, Humanities and MFL.
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) homework will be set in Drama, Music, Art, DT and PE when appropriate. Each homework may last approximately 30 minutes.
In some Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) courses it is not possible to set homework. This is because some courses are assessed via controlled assessments that must be completed in the classroom. In Key Stage 4 each piece of homework may last approximately 45 minutes.
Remember everyone works at a different speed and some people may take longer to complete homework than others. Some tasks will be part of a larger project that will be completed over a number of weeks. It is a good idea to attempt to do each piece of homework on the night it is set. Usually your teacher will give you a minimum of two evenings between the time homework is set and when it is due in. We recommend that learners spend time on a regular basis revising topics which they have studied earlier in the year.
What happens if I do not do my Homework?
All learners at Christ’s College are expected to complete homework to the best of their ability in order to make the required progress and avoid having to repeat the year.