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Homework & Independent Learning

Homework Guidelines

Home Learning is an essential part of learning. It helps students to consolidate what they have done; it gives them a chance to prepare for work to come, and helps them to develop independent study skills. 

All Home Learning will be set on Frog. There is also a Home Learning booklet available, with activities for each subject, for students who may struggle with internet access, want to ‘prepare ahead’ or complete additional work.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and Year 8)

Subject

Time allocation for H/W per week

Subject

Time allocation for H/W per week

English

30 mins plus 30 mins Accelerated Reading 

MFL

30 mins

Maths

30 mins

DT

30 mins (fortnightly)

Science

30 mins

ICT

30 mins (fortnightly)

Geography

45 – 60 mins (fortnightly)

RE

30 mins (fortnightly)

History

 

*Drama, Art, PE, and Music will not set formal Home Learning at KS3 

Key Stage 4 (Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11)

Subject

Time allocation for H/W per week

Subject

Time allocation for H/W per week

English

60 mins
30 mins plus 30 mins Reading (Year 9)

RE

45 mins

Maths

60 mins

Option subjects

60 mins

Science

60 mins

BSSS

60 mins (fortnightly)

Key Stage 5

Home Learning is essential at Key Stage 5 to foster effective independent learning. In line with the Departmental Checklist in the Sixth Form Teaching and Learning policy, home learning should be set regularly, with a general expectation that a formal piece of assessed work will be set each week in each subject, above and beyond wider reading, research and lesson preparation. Course delivery should be planned to encourage students to conduct 5 hours of study outside of lessons. This assessed piece of home learning must be marked and returned within a week and, when applicable, be marked according to AS/A2 examination criteria to inform most accurately on progress. 

Homework Learning Projects

Some homework may take the form of project work.  All home learning projects will be accompanied by a guide (for students and parents) on how to complete the project.

Quality

All home learning should be completed to the very best of the student’s ability. Students can expect to have to re-do incomplete or substandard home learning in a detention at the discretion of the individual department.

Submission of Homework

Home learning must be submitted to the teacher on the day it is due, in a format previously agreed with the teacher. Students must expect there to be a follow up action by the teacher if their homework is consistently late without a note of explanation from a parent or carer.

Expectations of Marking

Following the school feedback policy, not all home learning will necessarily be marked with written feedback, but will be checked to ensure that it has been completed to the best of the student’s ability.

Powerful Learning Characteristic

When completing home learning, students should keep in mind the Oxted Powerful Learner Characteristics: Resilient, Resourceful, Reflective, Collaborative, Courageous, and Creative.

The Library

The Library offers a welcoming working environment where students can develop their learning skills. Staffed by two qualified Librarians, it is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm daily, closing at 4.30pm on Fridays.

The Library has 15 computers for student work and independent research and is complemented by a computer room housing 32 computers for sixth form use. Information folders, newspapers and journals complete the resources and help is always available for students.