At Hope, homework plays a vital part in students learning journey, by complementing and reinforcing students understanding of the curriculum, fostering good lifelong learning and study habits, and providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. Homework contributes to the development of our student’s self-responsibility, independent learning, and resilience.

Aims of Homework

  • To provide students with additional opportunities to develop metacognitive skills, and in turn, consolidate and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.
  • To encourage students to develop the responsibility and self-discipline required for independent study.
  • To support students’ in developing essential revision skills.
  • To raise standards of progress and attainment across the Academy.

Homework System at Hope

  • All homework will be logged through class charts.
  • All students will have a homework timetable that highlights which subjects they will complete homework for each day.
  • Knowledge organisers are used as a homework strategy in all subjects for KS3 and KS4. Students will be directed to complete a task around the knowledge organiser to support in remembering the key knowledge throughout the curriculum.
  • Students complete 20minutes of knowledge organiser homework each day for each of the two or three subjects on their homework timetable.
  • Students complete one piece of knowledge organiser homework per week for each subject.
  • Additional pieces may be set for core subjects at KS3 and all subjects at KS4.
  • Students are directed by their teacher to learn the knowledge organiser (or an element of the organiser), for the topic that they are studying that term.
  • Knowledge organisers are uploaded to class charts for that term and students will also be provided with a copy for their subject exercise books.
  • Teachers will then plan to assess students understanding of the knowledge through retrieval practice and develop students understanding of this knowledge further during lesson time.