Homework and Homelearning

A well-known quote from Gill and Schlossman celebrates homework as essential to raising educational standards, fostering high academic achievement, upgrading the quality of the work force and linking family and school in a common teaching mission.  As such, here at County we offer our students the opportunity to continue their learning beyond the school day through a range of homework activities that will ultimately lead to these goals.

Teachers should set a range of interesting and stimulating tasks that will extend and consolidate upon what has been, and is soon to be, covered in class.  All homework is recorded in INSIGHT, as well as written by the students in their planners. We commonly expect a homework activity for Lower School students to last around 20-45 minutes, and for Upper School 45-60 minutes and for KS5 students to last upwards of one hour (per one hour of curriculum time).  We would expect to see two or three of these entered into the student planner each evening. Lower School and Upper School students will be given a homework schedule (see below):

Homework timetables (Years 7 - 11) 2016-17

Guidance to KS5 Homework 2016-17

  • Students should complete 1 homework per lesson
  • Each homework should last 45-60 minutes