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Homework

Oasis Academy John Williams Homework Policy

Purpose:

  • To practise, revise and support class learning.
  • To encourage students to be more responsible in their learning.
  • To support students in learning the skills of time management, independent study and self-direction.

School wide:

  • Each faculty sets homework at least every three lessons.
  • Homework supports prior learning in lesson.
  • Students will be expected to have a glossary for each subject at the back of the book, which they must revise regularly as part of their homework. This will be tested by teachers regularly.
  • Homework completion and quality will be recorded by teachers.

Subject specific homework policies

This is the minimum expected and on occasions, where appropriate staff may set extra homework to support and enhance learning.

Years 7 and 8

Subject

Frequency

Additional details

English and Maths

Homework will be set twice a week

English: One homework will be revision for a spelling/ vocabulary test. The second homework will be an extended piece of work, which may include wider reading, research, comprehension or writing extension and practice. Maths: Homework will be set once per week by each teacher. Each class will have a fixed day that it is set and due in each week. Alongside formal weekly homework pupils will be expected to learn definitions and spellings of key words and terminology that they will collate in a glossary in the back of their exercise books. Students will also be expected to revise and practise mental maths and timetables. Pupils will be expected to revise this each week as part of their homework. Pupils will have mini tests on this terminology roughly once every 3 weeks.

Science, MFL, Technology

Homework will be set once a week

Science: Homework will be set once a week. Each class will have a fixed day that it is set and due in each week. Alongside formal weekly homework students will be expected to learn definitions and spellings of scientific key words and terminology. Students will be expected to revise this each week as part of their homework. Pupils will have mini tests on this terminology roughly once a week.

Art, Dance, Drama, EP, Geography, History, Music and PE

Homework will be set once every three lessons

Art: Homework will be in the form a homework booklet, given to students at the beginning of the year and will also be available on the MLE. EP: One piece of extended homework (project style) will be set each term, which will be the equivalent of one piece of homework every three lessons. Staff will set mini deadlines throughout the project to review and check the progress of the project.  PE: The majority of homework will be set using an online AFL tool or using PE self assessment booklets. In addition, students will be strongly encouraged to attend at least 1 P6 sports club to further progress their practical abilities.

Year 9

Subject

Frequency

Additional details

English and Maths

Homework will be set twice a week

English: One homework will be revision for a spelling/ vocabulary test. The second homework will be an extended piece of work, which may include wider reading, research, comprehension or writing extension and practice. Maths: Homework will be set once per week by each teacher. Each class will have a fixed day that it is set and due in each week. Alongside formal weekly homework pupils will be expected to learn definitions and spellings of key words and terminology that they will collate in a glossary in the back of their exercise books. Students will also be expected to revise and practise mental maths and timetables. Pupils will be expected to revise this each week as part of their homework. Pupils will have mini tests on this terminology roughly once every 3 weeks.

Science, Art, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Technology, Music and PE

Homework will be set at least once a week

Science: Homework will be set once a week. Homework will focus on exam question answering technique. Each class will have a fixed day that it is set and due in each week. Alongside formal weekly homework students will be expected to learn definitions and spellings of scientific key words and terminology. Students will be expected to revise this each week as part of their homework. Students will also be expected to continuously revisit and revise content and concepts from previous units or topics in an effort to prepare for linear exams. Students will have mini ‘knowledge recall’ tests every lesson as a settler.  

Art: Students will be given a homework task sheet. Each HW should take 2 hours and should be completed in sketch books. Technology: Homework will be in the form of exam style questions referring to the specification given by AQA (Textiles and Product Design) and WJEC (Catering).

EP, Geography, History and MFL

Homework will be set once a week

 

Years 10 and 11

Subject

Frequency

Additional details

English, Maths and Science

Homework will be set at least twice a week

English: Homework will be set twice/ thrice a week. One homework will be revision for a spelling/ vocabulary test. The second and sometimes third piece of homework will be an extended piece of work, which may include wider reading, research, comprehension or writing extension and practice exam questions.

Maths: Homework will be set once per week by each teacher. Each class will have a fixed day that it is set and due in each week. Alongside formal weekly homework pupils will be expected to learn definitions and spellings of key words and terminology that they will collate in a glossary in the back of their exercise books. Students will also be expected to revise and practise mental maths and timetables. Pupils will be expected to revise this each week as part of their homework. Pupils will have mini tests on this terminology roughly once every 3 weeks.

Science: Homework will be set once a week. Each class will have a fixed day that it is set and due in each week. Alongside formal weekly homework students will be expected to learn definitions and spellings of scientific key words and terminology. Students will be expected to revise this each week as part of their homework. Pupils will have mini tests on this terminology roughly once a week.

Art, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, EP, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, IT, Music, Performing Arts, PE, Science, Sociology, Technology, Triple Science

Homework will be set at least once a week

Art: Students will be given a homework task sheet. Each HW should take 2 hours and should be completed ready to attach to coursework sheets. EP, Geography and History: Homework will regularly include practice exam questions. Sociology: Homework will always include the learning of key terminology. Students will also be set research homework and practice questions. Technology: Homework will be in the form of exam style questions referring to the specification given by AQA (Textiles and Product Design) and WJEC (Catering)