Home Learning

 

Brompton Academy Home Learning Policy

Home Learning for all the Phases and ages of students will be set through the Edmodo Virtual Learning Environment where appropriate.

Home learning must be set regularly in accordance with the guidelines laid out below.

In order to support effective learning in class, home learning activities will rotate on a two-weekly cycle so that on alternate weeks students will be expected to complete a ‘pre-learning’ task to feed into the following lesson. This is intended to develop student responsibility as well as enhance interest in the area to be covered during the following lesson.

Teachers should set home learning on the day a lesson takes place and sufficient time should be allowed to ensure that students understand how to approach the home learning task.

The home learning schedule has been published electronically and will been ‘pushed’ to student iPads.

Home learning activities can be one of several types. It is important however that in the case of pure practical tasks, consideration is given to the need for some of the students to extend their thinking and learning activity and to include a commentary / plan of how / why the practical activity was executed,  (e.g. if a task was set to cook a meal for two, costing maybe needed or a plan of how it was carried out).

Home learning activities can include:

•       Reading

•       Practising skills (e.g. Maths exercises, genre writing - poems)

•       Preparing (a lesson, presentation, essay plan)

•       Researching

•       Constructing (making something- 3D model from own net)

•       Experimenting (simple experiment / data collection)

•       Reviewing (own learning, others learning, prescribed doc, blog, podcast)

Home learning will contribute to the termly Attainment, Attitude to Learning and Home Learning grades.

Home learning must be assessed and validated or actively used within future learning. All home learning activities and the ‘return rate’ and mark / grade / level are recorded.

Home learning activities for Phase One students (Year 7 & 8) must be set to engage students for 30 – 45 minutes (Grammar students at least 45 minutes).

 

Phase One Home learning 

Subject

Home learning per week to be set

English

1

Maths

1

Science

1

Key Curriculum

1

History

1

Geography

1

Spanish

1

Drama

1

Art

Discretionary learning set as needed

Music

PE

PPD

Home learning activities for Year 9 students must be set to engage students for 45 minutes. (Grammar students at least 1 hour minutes).  The Single BTEC Option Homework per week should be of a more extended nature and require 90 minutes of home learning study.

Phase Two Year 9 Home learning 

Subject

Home learning per week to be set

English

1

Maths

1

Science

2 (3 for Triple Science)

Spanish

1

History / Geography

1

GCSE Option subjects

1

BTEC Option subjects

1

PPD

Discretionary learning set as needed

PE

 

Phase Two Years 10 and 11 Home learning should engage students for one hour at a minimum.  BTEC subjects should engage students for 90 minutes at a minimum.

Phase Two 10 Home learning 

Subject

Home learning per week to be set

English

1

Maths / Statistics

1

Science

1

Spanish

1

History / Geography

1

GCSE Option subjects

1

BTEC Option subjects

1

BTEC Option subjects (Cont. Yr 9)

1

PPD

Discretionary learning set as needed

PE

 

 

Phase Two 11 Home learning 

Subject

Home learning per week to be set

English

1

Maths / Statistics

1

Science

1

GCSE Option subjects

1

BTEC Option subjects

1

PPD

Discretionary learning set as needed

PE

Phase Three

Phase Three students should be set on-going tasks and learning activities as a normal part of their studies.  They should have at least 2 hours per night additional learning overall.

Each subject should therefore set a minimum of 3 hours additional learning each week for the students who are studying the course.  This applies to all level 3 courses.

Each additional GCSE subject (usually English / Maths / Science retakes or re entries) must also set at least 1 hour of additional learning / studying for each lesson taught, e.g. 2 lessons per week, 2 hours additional learning tasks set.  A student studying both English and Maths would therefore have additional 4 hours per week of Core home study learning tasks in addition to their level 3 learning tasks.

Reviewed:  September 2015 by Philip Storey

Next Review:  September 2018