Homework and Extended Learning Opportunities

Why do we set homework?

Homework should consist of meaningful and worthwhile tasks or projects designed to extend the learning of the student outside the classroom and to:

extend and support classwork
consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
extend and support every child’s learning
develop the skills of an independent learner
develop deep learners rather than surface learners
allow students to gain and practise the skills and knowledge that they will be required to reproduce in assessment situations such as exams
develop skills and attributes such as resilience and investigation as well as all the other qualities in the Outwood Academy Hemsworth Learning Model
develop abilities in time management and organisation essential in life and beneficial to students as they leave the Academy and progress to university or enter the workforce
Homework at Outwood Academy Hemsworth includes learning activities undertaken during enrichment time which impacts positively on all student outcomes.

How and where should homework be recorded?

Homework should be recorded in the student planner. It should be recorded when the homework/coursework is due in. This is so management of time can be planned. Note on the deadline date that there is homework/coursework due in. This will enable both students and parents/carers to review the planner each evening to ensure that students meet each deadline for the following day.

What sort of work is set?

Homework should be meaningful, interesting and worthwhile. It should support development of the specific course and also qualities, skills and attributes of the Outwood Academy Hemsworth Learning Model. It might consist of:

short tasks
longer projects or coursework
activities on www.iamlearning.co.uk
*MyMaths activities

How long will students get to complete the work?

Homework deadlines may vary depending on the subject, year group of the student and the nature of the work.