Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 11

Home based learning

With respect to learning outside the Academy, students should expect to receive at least 60 minutes of homework per subject per week. With 8 subjects including English Language, English Literature and Double Award Science, this means students should spend at least 8 hours each week investing in learning at home. The purpose of homework is to support prior learning in lesson and/or prepare for learning to happen in future lessons. It is also intended to support students in learning the skills of time management, independent study and self-direction. In the event that students do not have set homework tasks, it is our expectation that they are investing the equivalent time to learn, for example by memorising their knowledge organisers.

Marking and feedback

In terms of marking and feedback, students can expect regular and ongoing verbal feedback from teachers, as well as opportunities for peer and self-assessment. Our staff will also use a combination of whole class feedback, individual written comments and assessment marking in order to support students in realising improved academic outcomes. We recognise the distinction between practicing the acquisition of new content and development of skill and bringing both these elements together for performance in formal assessment. For this reason, it is only in the case of the latter that students are likely to receive marks, or a grade. 

 

By clicking on the links below, you can access further subject specific information about course content, additional guidance about homework and feedback, as well as detail about support for independent learning.

 

Subject Guides

Art

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Still life  Still life finish coursework Exam prep Exam prep Exam  

Home based learning

Students will receive Project HW or individual tasks depending on what is appropriate which will be an activity of 1 hour per week.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect one piece of formal written feedback termly after an assessment.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Business Studies

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

New Spec - 
Making marketing decisions
New Spec - 
Making operational decisions
New Spec - 
Making financial decisions
New Spec - 
Making human resource decisions
Exam preparation
 

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 30 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing. 
 

Marking and feedback

Students will receive regular verbal feedback in lessons.  There will be one piece of marked homework per term.  Peer and self assessment will take place weekly.  There will be assessment feedback twice a year with final grades.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Revision guide
  • Revision workbook
  • Study skills exam guide

Dance

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Update Contemporary Set phrases errors. Remodify Duet/trio. Exam stimulus given out. Planning and preping ideas. Theory testing. 6 professional works, testing and Choreography. 6 professional works, testing and Choreography. 6 professional works, testing and Choreography. Choreography Exam. 6 professional works, testing and Choreography. 6 professional works, testing and Choreography.

Home based learning

Mock testing. Watch professional works. Group and classroom dicussions and debates.
 

Marking and feedback

Verbal and peer feedback given throughout lessons on practical performances.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Drama

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Component 1 Component 1 Component 2 scripted/Component 2 Component 2 scripted/Component 3 Component 3   

Home based learning

Formal homework will be set at least once every two weeks and will be a range of activities relating to all units of the course. Students will be expected to revise key knowledge, apply knowledge to exam questions,  rehearse for performances and prepare scripts for performances.
 

Marking and feedback

Whole class will be given at least once a term for exam questions, performance assessments or controlled assessments. Formal feedback will happen at least twice a year through PW1 & 2. Trackers will still be used to track practical progress in performance each term. 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Past recordings
  • Exam Board Revision Sheets
  • PowerPoints (MLE)
  • Copies of the HTS script        

English Language and Literature

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

AQA Literature Paper 1 - Shakespeare, Macbeth  AQA Language Paper 2 - Section A (Term1) AQA Literature Paper 1 - Shakespeare, Macbeth  AQA Language Paper 2 - Section B (Term2) AQA Literature Paper 2 - Unseen Poetry, Language Paper 1 - Section A Literature Revision of set texts, Language Paper 1 - Section B    

Home based learning

Revision of Knowledge Organisers, exam practice, independent reading, preparation for speaking and listening assessment.
 

Marking and feedback

Where appropriate, written feedback in books. Whole class feedback on written tasks with reference to AQA mark schemes. Verbal feedback given during lessons. Grading of mock exams at PW1 and PW2. 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Food Technology

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Section 2 Principles of Nutrition

Section 4: The Science of Food (Controlled Assessment: Task 1)

Controlled Assessment 1 Due

Section 5: Where food Comes From (Controlled Assessment 2 Starts)

Section 3: Diet and Good Health

Controlled Assessment 2

Section : Factors Affecting Food Choice

Controlled Assessment 2

Revision for Exam

Controlled Assessment 2 Due

 


Home based learning

Weekly. Knowledge based, either questions on learning from previous lesson or pre-learning based on the Knowledge Organisers. Peer assessed as appropriate.

Marking and feedback

Constant whole class feedback given during practical lessons. Individual or whole class feedback on written exam style questions focussed on technique (AO1,2,4)
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Geography

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

The Changing Economic World Resource Management Revision Revision    

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend around 60 minutes, once a week. Including a range of tasks such as revision, written work and model making.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect one piece of formal written feedback in preparation for or following assessments.
 

Knowledge Organisers

History

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

The American West: 1836-1876 The American West: 1876-1895 Weimar and Nazi Germany: 1918-1939 Weimar and Nazi Germany: 1918-1939 Weimar and Nazi Germany: 1918-1939 Revision

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 30 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect feedback following assessments and exam questions in their application book.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Medicine Through Time, c1250-present Textbooks
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: The American West, c.1835–c.1895 Textbooks
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060–88 Textbooks
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 Textbooks
  • My Revision Notes books   

Mathematics


 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Number, Algebra and Angles Mensuration, Transformations, Revision for PW Graphs and sequences, Probability and Statistics Proportion, Percentages, Transformations and Algebra Constructions and Revision Revision 

Home based learning

Students will be set weekly tasks or revision from HegartyMaths
 

Marking and feedback

Students will receive immediate feedback from HegartyMaths, and have one formal assessment marked with personalised intervention after each topic
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Music

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Fusions - Esperanza Spalding Fusions - Afro Celt Unit 3 - Composing to a Brief Unit 3 - Composing to a Brief Exam Prep  

Home based learning

Formal homework will be set at least once every two weeks and will be a range of activities relating to all units of the course. Students will be expected to revise key knowledge, apply knowledge to exam questions, listen to set works and wider listening examples, rehearse for performances and prepare compositional ideas and resources.
 

Marking and feedback

Whole class will be given at least once a term for exam questions, performance assessments or controlled assessment compositions. Formal feedback will happen at least twice a year through PW1 & 2. Trackers will still be used to track practical progress in performance and composition each term.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Physical Education

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

GCSE PE- Theory: Applied anatomy & physiology - the cardio-respiratory system; anaerobic and aerobic exercise; the short and long-term effects of exercise.

 

BTEC Sport - Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise - the components of fitness and the principles of training.

GCSE PE- Theory: Socio-cultural influences - engagement patterns, commercialisation of physical activity & sport; ethical and social issues in physica activity & sport.

 

BTEC Sport - Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise - different fitness training methods.

GCSE PE: Coursework: evaluation of sporting performance scenarios. 

 

BTEC Sport - Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise - the components of fitness and the principles of training; interpretation of fitness test results.

GCSE PE: Revision and exam preparation.

 

BTEC Sport - Unit 3: Applying the principles of personal training - designing a personal fitness training programme.

GCSE PE: Revision and exam preparation.

 

BTEC Sport - Unit 3: Applying the principles of personal training - the cardio-respiratory & musculo-skeletal system and the effects on the body during fitness training. Implementation of a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives.

 


Home based learning

GCSE PE & BTEC Sport: Formal homework set once every 2 weeks through a variety of activities.
 

Marking and feedback

Feedback on at least one homework per term 

- Written feedback on one assessed piece of classwork per term.

- Exercise books will be checked for SPAG at least once a term on a specific piece of work. These will either be highlighted in the book or recorded in teacher’s tracker sheet to then correct misconceptions.

 

Knowledge Organisers

Religious Studies

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Issues of life and death Issues of life and death Revision and exam preparation Revision and exam preparation Revision and exam preparation  

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 30 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing and completing practice exam questions.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect two pieces of formal written feedback  per term.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • RS Revision Hub Thursday P6

Science: Combined

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

P2 Forces  P2 Waves and Megnetism  Revision Revision Revision  

Home based learning

One 60 minute homework per week. 
 

Marking and feedback

A mixture of classwork or homework marked once every two weeks. A range of whole class, individual and assessment feedback given. 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Science: Triple

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Biology - 
Hormonal Control, Homeostasis in action, Genetics and evolution
Biology - 
Variation and evolution, Genetics and evolution
Biology - 
Adaptations, interdependence and competition, Organising an ecosystem
Biology - 
Biodiversity and ecosystems
Biology - 
Core knowledge revision and practice application of maths and practical skills

 
Chemistry - 
Polymers and Chemical Analysis
Chemistry - 
The Earth's atmosphere and the Earth's resources
Chemistry - 
Using Resources
Chemistry - 
Using Resources
Chemistry - 
Core knowledge revision and practice application of maths and practical skills
 
Physics - 
Motion, Forces in Motion
Physics - 
Pressure and surfaces, Wave properties
Physics - 
Electromagnetic Waves and Light
Physics - 
Electromagnetism
Physics - 
Space, Core knowledge revision and practice application of maths and practical skills
 

Knowledge Organisers

Home based learning

One 60 minute homework per week.
 

Marking and feedback

A mixture of classwork or homework marked once every two weeks. A range of whole class, individual and assessment feedback given.

Spanish

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

The World of Work Towards a Better World Towards a Better World Exam practice and Revision Exam practice and Revision  

Home based learning

Learn for a  vocabulary or grammar test every week.  In addition, Writing/Reading homework when appropriate.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in- class feedback, students can expect at least one piece of formal written feedback termly . 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Statistics

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Scatter diagrams and correlation Time series Probability Index numbers Probability distributions Exam preparation

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 60 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing. 
 

Marking and feedback

Students will receive regular verbal feedback in lessons.  There will be one piece of marked homework per term.  Peer and self assessment will take place weekly.  There will be assessment feedback twice a year with final grades.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Revision guide
  • Revision workbook
  • Statistical enquiry cycles