Students in KS3 (Years 7-8) will be set one homework task per week in English, Maths and Science, and one homework task per fortnight in other subjects for a total of 3-4 hours per week. Some subjects such as PE may set homework less frequently.
The duration of each task should be approximately 25 minutes in Year 7 and 35 minutes in Year 8. Core subjects may receive more homework than what is stipulated where required.
Where a subject sets an extended task over several weeks (for example History), the expectation will be that the student will spend an average time per week as stated above.
Teachers in KS3 are expected to ensure that homework is properly recorded in planners by pupils. Homework should be set at the beginning of the lesson in order for it to be given time to be checked by the teacher to ensure that it has been correctly written in. Parents/Carers are requested to check planners regularly, to ensure tasks etc. have been completed. Form Tutors and Curriculum Team members will monitor planners.