Homework

At Aldersley High School, we believe that homework is an integral part of a student’s education. Relevant homework provides significant benefits for secondary school pupils and supports them in crucial skills such as time management, organisation and independence.

Homework supports the teaching and learning in the classroom and should challenge each student to continue to make excellent progress. Research states that homework is most effective when it is relevant to the content students are taught in school. Tasks that are lengthy and complicated have been shown to be less effective than frequent, short homework where feedback and testing are present. The homework provided to students will cover a range of skills for each topic to support students in applying classroom learning independently.
We encourage students to become active citizens outside of the classroom, and therefore, we give careful consideration to ensuring that homework is relevant and well-balanced across the curriculum, whilst encouraging self-motivation and independent learning.

Homework Schedule

Year 7 Homework

Year 7 homework is set out below.

Core Subjects – Weekly
Humanities – x2 per half term
Modern Foreign Languages – x2 per half term
Open Subjects – x1 per half term

 

2023-24: Year 7
Spring 1
Subject/Weekw/c 3rd Junew/c 10th Junw/c 17th Junw/c 24th Junw/c 1st Julw/c 8th Julw/c 15th Jul
English
Maths
Science
History
Geography
French/Spanish
DT/Food/Dance
Art
Music
Computer Science
Year 8 Homework

Year 8 homework is set out below.

Core Subjects – Weekly
Humanities – x2 per half term
Modern Foreign Languages – x2 per half term
Open Subjects – x1 per half term

 

2023-24: Year 8
Spring 1
Subject/Weekw/c 3rd Junw/c 10th Junw/c 17th Junw/c 24th Junw/c 1st Julw/c 8th Julw/c 15th Jul
English
Maths
Science
History
Geography
French/Spanish
DT/Food/Dance
Art
Music
Computer Science
Year 9 Homework

Year 9 homework is set out below.

Core Subjects – Weekly
Humanities – x2 per half term
Modern Foreign Languages – x2 per half term
Open Subjects – x2 per half term
Triple Science x3 per half term (-1 Core Science)

 

2023-24: Year 9
Autumn 2
Subject/Weekw/c 3rd Junw/c 10th Junw/c 17th Junw/c 24th Junw/c 1st Julw/c 8th Julw/c 15th Jul
English
Maths
Science
History
Geography
French/Spanish
DT/Food/Dance
Art
Music
Computer Science

In Key Stage 4, Years 10 and 11 will have weekly homework in all subjects.