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Homework

Why we set homework

  • Apply learning from lessons to new situation to develop new skills
  • Evaluate your own learning and allow you to raise any issues with your teacher

At Calday we will do our best to:

  • Set homework on a regular basis
  • Set tasks which are suitable and achievable
  • Relate homework tasks to work done in class
  • Provide support for students at school – e.g. dedicated rooms, library facilities etc.
  • Assess homework and give feedback and encouragement.

Homework timetable

This information is meant as a guide to expectations regarding the amount and frequency of homework set. It will vary depending on the nature of the homework, for example, Mathematics may set two shorter homeworks in a week rather than a single, one hour homework if the teacher thinks it is appropriate.

The principle is that appropriate homework is set regularly to support learning. Students will be given appropriate time to complete homework and where possible, will not get just one night to complete it.

Years 7 to 9

English: 2 x 30 minutes per fortnight (1 written, 1 preparation/reading)

Mathematics: 1 x 60 minutes per week

Science: 3 x 30 minutes per fortnight

Geography: 20 minutes per week

History: 20 minutes per week

Languages: 20 minutes per week

Music, Technology, R.E., Drama and Art homework will be set as necessary

YEAR 7

 

7BW

7BX

7GY

7GZ

7HS

7HY

Maths

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

English

Thursday

Tuesday

Thursday

Tuesday

Thursday

Monday

Biology

Tuesday

Tuesday

Fri (Wk1)

Wed (Wk2)

Tue (Wk1)

Wed (Wk2)

Friday

Mon (Wk1)

Thu (Wk2)

Chemistry

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wed (Wk1)

Tue (Wk2)

Mon (Wk1)

Fri (Wk2)

Tuesday

Wed (Wk1)

Tue (Wk2)

Physics

Tuesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

Tuesday

Languages

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

Geography

Thursday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

History

Tuesday

Wed (Wk1)

Fri (Wk2)

Friday

Wed (W1)

Thu (W2

Wednesday

Wednesday

YEAR 8

 

8BW

8GY

8HS

8HT

8BX

8GZ

Maths

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

English

Tuesday

Friday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Biology

Friday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Chemistry

Wednesday

Wednesday

Monday

Friday

Thursday

Friday

Physics

Mon/Tues

Mon/Tues

Wed/Thur

Wednesday

Thursday

Thursday

Languages

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Friday

Thursday

Geography

Mon (W1)

Tues (W2)

Tues (W1)

Wed (W2

Thurs (W1)

Fri (W2

Wednesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

History

Tues (W1)

Mon (W2)

Monday

Thursday

Thurs (W1)

Fri (W2

Monday

Monday

YEAR 9

Monday:

Science, Languages

Tuesday:

Maths

Wednesday

Science

Thursday:

Science, History/Geography (except 9BX – Tuesday)

Friday:

English, Geography/History (except 9GZ – Tuesday)

Year 10

English: 2 x 45 minutes per fortnight (1 written, 1 preparation/reading)

Mathematics: 1 x 60 minutes per week

Science: ** 1 x 30 minutes per science per week

Option subjects: * 2 x 30 minutes per week

Monday:

Science, English, Option C

Tuesday:

Science, Option A, Option B

Wednesday

English, Option B, Option C, Option D

Thursday:

Science, Option A

Friday:

Maths, Option D

Year 11

English: 2 x 45 minutes per fortnight (1 written, 1 preparation/reading)

Mathematics: 1 x 60 minutes per week

Science: ** 1 x 30 minutes per science per week

Option subjects: * 2 x 30 minutes per week

Monday:

Option A, Option D

Tuesday:

English, Science, Option B, Option C

Wednesday

Option B, Option D

Thursday:

Science, Option A, Option C

Friday:

English, Science,Mathematics

* Details of Options are in student and teacher timetables

** The timing of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons vary across years 10 and 11.
The individual subject teacher may need to set homework on a different day