We believe that our students should pursue a wide range of activities beyond the classroom, of which homework is just one. Homework will be set in order to both embed and extend the learning that takes place in the classroom. Students must take care and pride in the work that they produce and we ask parents/carers to support their young people in the completion of homework. The effort that students put into the completion of work will support them in the acquisition of knowledge, the development of skills and a growing understanding of what it is to be an independent learner. As with all areas of school life, outstanding effort and outcomes will be recognised and celebrated through our rewards policy.
How will homework be set?
Homework will be set by teachers via edulink. Parents/carers and students will be able to view homework set and submitted in their edulink app. Some homeworks will be submitted in class and others online.
How much homework will students receive?
At the beginning of the academic year students will receive a homework schedule which outlines the frequency of homework students should expect to receive across their curriculum.
How will homework be marked?
Some homework tasks will be marked/tracked digitally, others may be marked physically by the teacher. Self-marking quizzes will be used by staff and at times peers will be involved in the assessment of homework and feedback to one another. Homework will be marked where appropriate but not in every instance.
What different types of homework will I receive?
At Pittville School, we believe that homework should be based around three principles: preparation, retrieval and purposeful practice.
Students will receive a variety of homework tasks including:
- Retrieval practice multiple choice quizzes
- Flashcard revision
- Flip learning
- Learning spellings and key words
- Research tasks
- Design tasks
- Extended question and essay tasks
- Revision and independent study tasks in preparation for assessments
- Continuation, development and refinement of NEA work (KS4)
- Directed improvement and reflection tasks (DIRT)
- Extended tasks focused on purposeful practice around key knowledge and skills