At Kettering Science Academy we believe that students who complete homework regularly perform better than those who do not. We set homework for all students, designed to support and add to their learning in lessons.
- Homework tasks are usually be 30-45 minutes in length for Years 7-11. They are likely to be longer for Sixth Form students.
- Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are set at least one homework per week for English, Maths and Science and at least one homework per fortnight for all other subjects.
- Students in Year 10 and 11 are set at least one homework per week for English, Maths, Science and each of their four ‘Option’ subjects
- Sixth Form students are set tasks every week by each subject teacher
All homework tasks are recorded on edulink, so students and parents can see exactly what is expected.
Students will be awarded positive achievement points for good homework – this means homework which reaches the high standards we expect.
A negative behaviour point will be given when homework is not completed to the expected standard.
Homework will often be linked to knowledge organisers. These are documents which give all the core information for the topics in each subject.
You can see the knowledge organisers for Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 & 9) here.
You can see the knowledge organisers for Key Stage 4 (years 10 & 11) here.
Most students will need support to organise themselves when they are working at home, especially when they are first developing good work habits and routines.
If as a parent you have any concerns about your child’s homework – for example, if they are getting too much, too little, or if they have problems with IT – you should contact your child’s form tutor to discuss this.