Homework

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home1Homework in Key Stage 3

Homework is considered important in Key Stage 3 in that it is training for more independent research and learning in Key Stage 4. Students are expected to complete at least 20 – 30 minutes of homework per day in year 7 and this extends as the student moves through Key Stage 3.  Homework is set regularly and each student has a homework timetable added to their planner at the start of the academic year.  Form Tutors and subject teachers can offer additional support for students who have difficulties completing homework.

Homework and Revision in Key Stage 4

Homework is an important part of the Key Stage 4 experience, allowing students the opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning and build independent learning skills. Homework is set weekly for each subject.  Supported homework sessions are offered as part of the extended curriculum within the boarding provision. Subject teachers also run a variety of homework clubs and catch-up/revision sessions at lunchtime and after school. Preparation for examinations becomes increasingly important as students progress through the key stage. A ‘Study Skills’ day is offered to students annually. This is run by an external provider. Easter Revision classes for core subjects are held for Year 11 students. During the Spring Term, students are supported in creating a personalised homework and revision schedule to support them in planning their time effectively.

Revision: Top Tips for Success for students

Each subject prepares its own revision guide and you should use this wisely, seeking staff help when needed. Remember that this is a time where you will definately get out what you put in! If you want to achieve your predicted grade, you will need to put the work in and revise thoroughly.

We can help and support you BUT we cannot do it for you!

TOP TIPS

  1. Make a revision timetable.
  2. Make slots for ‘rewards’ and chunk up time into small slots of 25 minutes.
  3. Get someone to test you when you have finished a slot.
  4. Try a past paper, BITESIZE  or revision question

 

STRATEGIES

1. Prompt cards! 2. Use your visual memory with an ‘A’  map! Use colour and images! Write on the   lines.
3. Acronyms! 4. Heads and Tails for words and definitions!
5. Exercise and say it out loud! 6. Make a song about it!
7. Use your Yr 11 Vocab books! 8. Post it notes!!
9.Make a poster! 10.Explain it to someone else!

Look at the student room website to get other people’s revision notes and see what they are doing:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Revision_Help

Watch Connie Huq’s revision tips on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp2Clw_fm1I

List of useful revision websites

Remember to check each subject’s content before starting to use these!

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

http://revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision

http://studymaths.co.uk/