22 September 2016
I am writing to share with you the expectations for homework for this Academic year for pupils studying Pathway 8 in Year 9. Rather than having specific days on which homework is set your child will receive the following homework every week:
Subject / hours per week
Maths – 2
English – 2
Science – 2
Humanities – 1
Option X – 1
Option Y – 1
Homework is a vital part of learning and should be regarded as an important part of each weekday evening and may take a variety of forms. However please remember written work is to be completed rigorously and carefully with learning tasks and revision for tests completed methodically. Additional homework may be set by individual subject teachers occasionally and this will be noted in the planner.
We value your support in monitoring your child’s homework by checking their planner every day for details of what is expected and then signing the planner at the end of each week. If your child finishes their homework early then please encourage them to spend the time doing some additional reading.
Please keep this copy of the homework timetable expectations so you can refer to it regularly.
Your child needs a tidy, well-organised workspace and we strongly recommend that distractions such as phones, ipads/tablets and TV’s are out of sight whilst they are working. If any form of technology is required for the homework this will be indicated in the planner.
Thank you for your continuing support and please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Guardian or John Reardon (Director: Curriculum) with any questions regarding the homework arrangements, including concerns about too much or too little being set.
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