At Whitcliffe Mount we believe that study outside the classroom enhances pupil achievement and progress by reinforcing classwork and consolidating learning. It is vital for developing students’ study skills and independent learning ability and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.
When parents/carers and the school work together in partnership, children perform better. We feel that parents/carers have a key role to play in ensuring that work completed at home is done to the best of their child’s ability. Demonstrating an interest in, and discussing their work with them, helps children recognise and value learning as a lifelong process.
Parents/Carers are encouraged to provide practical support by:
- Establishing a routine whereby work is given a recognised place in home life
- Discussing school work with the young person regularly,
- Checking the work done at home and signing the student planner
- Providing an appropriate place where study can be undertaken.
We recognise that not all work will be completed at home; so it is possible for students to complete work in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) after school if required.
Years 7 and 8
From September 2018, we are introducing ‘Knowledge Organisers’ for Year 7 and 8 students. More details about Knowledge Organisers can be found here.
Years 9,10 and 11
For Years 9, 10 and 11 homework guidance will be communicated with all students through their subject teachers.
Subject areas will set homework appropriate to the learning needs of the students in their class. During the three year programme, the homework will vary depending upon the structure of the course, controlled assessment deadlines and impending examinations.
Students are expected to record their homework in their student planners.
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