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Students in Years 7 and 8 should have between four and seven hours per week, while students in Years 9, 10 and 11 should have between six and ten hours per week. To help students balance and manage their workload, we recommend that homework for the various subjects is completed regularly and not left until the evening before it is due in.


By completing asks well in advance it should also allow students time to seek help from their teachers, if they need it, before the deadline.

Students are expected to record their homework tasks in their planner and so they should make sure they bring their planner every day. Our aim is to develop students who are well-organised, meet deadlines and are truly independent.

Homework activities can take many forms and will not always require written work to be completed. Some examples of the types of homework students could be given are:

  • Extended writing pieces

  • Reading

  • Preparation for assessments

  • Research and note-making

  • Learning key vocabulary/formulae, etc.

  • Designing and creating a visual piece of work

  • Past exam paper practice

  • Longer projects extending over several weeks in some subjects

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Year 7, 8 and 9

English, Maths and Science will set homework expected to take at least one hour per week for students. MFL will set one homework per week of between 15 and 30 minutes duration. RE, Geography, History and Computing will set regular homework as required.


Other subjects will set occasional tasks as and when appropriate.

Year 10 and 11

All examination subjects will set homework each week.

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