Home work is a valuable part of our students’ learning. We believe that it can develop, enhance and consolidate the curriculum experience.
Homework is that which is undertaken outside of the classroom; traditionally done at home but many of our students take advantage of facilities before school commences, at lunch time and after school to complete their homework.
In order for homework to be meaningful it needs a clear justification and at Cleeve Park we believe it is to:
- Consolidate work done in the classroom
- Retain key words and information
- Revise in preparation for a test or to consolidate learning
- To develop research skills
- To work independently
- To enhance knowledge and understanding
- To prepare for new topics
- To develop time management and independent learning
- To prepare KS3 students for externally course assessed work at KS4 and 5
Homework can take many forms including:
- Directed research
- Revision, including note learning
- Surveys and interviews
- Creating and making
- Knowledge Organisers
All Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Most subjects will provide a Knowledge Organiser which includes the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easy-to-digest chunks; key vocabulary or technical terms and their meanings; images such as maps or diagrams; and famous quotations, if relevant.
KS4 & KS5
Our teachers will set homework on a regular basis in each subject. This will be set on Google Classroom for students to access online. The nature and length of the homework at KS4 and KS5 varies according to the needs of the subject and course being followed. Students will receive their individual usernames and passwords from their Form Tutors.
Sanctions can be issued if homework is not completed as instructed.
The support of parents and carers is vital in ensuring homework is accessed and completed in an appropriate learning environment where the completion of homework to a high standard can be monitored.
Parents should contact class teachers or Heads of Department in the first instance if there are any concerns regarding homework.