Homework is defined as ‘any work or activities which students are asked to do outside lesson time’. Students should be set appropriate homework for their age that is relevant and has a clear purpose.
At Harlington Upper School, applicable homework is set to:
- Reinforce and consolidate knowledge gained during the school day.
- Support revision or the practice of skills.
- Prepare for examination, controlled assessment, or internal tests.
- Extend and challenge knowledge, understanding and skills taught in class.
- Foster independent learning and resilience.
Year 9 Timetable
Languages is spread more evenly across the cycle as will comprise shorter vocabulary tasks on Memrise
Day 5 will alternate between Music and Technology on successive cycles
Year 9 Regular Reads
In addition to homework as described above, subjects also set homework based on high quality texts including tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary to support academic reading.
Years 10 and 11
|Independent Study/Super Curricular
Languages tasks may be shorter to allow more frequent vocabulary tasks on Memrise.
Triple Science will be on a Day 10 in place of the option block in which Triple Science is taken.
Our approach to homework is underpinned by findings from the Education Endowment Foundation.