Homework plays a valuable part in a pupil’s education and the time spent studying at home makes a significant contribution to the progress a pupil can make.
All pupils will be set homework where and when it complements the work they are doing in college and the study skills they need to develop. The type and length of homework set will therefore vary according to requirements.
Pupils should do their homework at home or by special arrangement, in college after 3pm. It is not feasible for pupils to complete homework at break times or on the bus.
Pupils need to address homework with a proper commitment and we ask parents to support their children and the college in seeing that homework is done well.
A Homework Club is held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Library from 3 pm – 4.30 pm. Staff are there to assist pupils; whether the pupil needs help logging on to Show My Homework, find a password, a little support or help and guidance with the work which has been set. We have computers and iPads available along with the resources of the library.
KS3 Homework Schedule
At KS3 most homework is set through homework enquires. An individual pupil will have at least two and no more than four enquires on going at any one time.
KS4 Homework Schedule
The document below is a brief summary of the homework expectation for each subject at KS4. Pupils should also record homework in their pupil planners.
Pupils can access the school network by using the Home2School facility http://www.swanmore-school.co.uk/pupils/home2school/
Google Classroom is part of “G Suite”, a service provided by Google for schools and businesses. It combines resource sharing, homework setting, and communication between teachers, pupils and parents.
Google Classroom has replaced Show My Homework for setting and handing in homework whilst also replacing our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to aid pupils’ independent learning.
For most homework tasks set, your child will:
- Get a notification when a new assignment is set
- Complete the task either on paper, in their books, or using G Suite software
- Click the ‘hand in’ button in Google Classroom when it is done (if it is electronic, this will automatically upload it for the teacher to mark)
- Receive their mark from the teacher afterwards, allowing them to improve it if needed or wanted
Parents and carers will receive an email invitation to become a ‘Guardian’. By clicking “accept”, and choosing whether you wish to receive daily or weekly summaries, you will start to get regular emails with a summary of your child’s homework and any in-class updates.
Parents will not have access to Google Classroom itself, but are encouraged to help pupils with homework by working with them where appropriate.
Whole School Homework Timetable
The whole school homework timetable is a guide as to when homework will be set by classroom teachers. It should be used in conjunction with or referenced to an individual students timetable to allow parents to see which day homework will be set. Please also check Show My Homework or Google Classrooms, whichever is appropriate for the subject being studied, for further information about each specific piece of work set and for the date it is due to be submitted. On occasion, due to the teaching model being used where students prior knowledge is secured before progressing, homework may be set on a day following that published to ensure all students can access the task set.
In KS3 an ongoing homework task is set for both Dance and Drama that covers a full half term. These subjects have therefore not been included in the Year 7 and 8 tables below.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday RE RE Maths Computing Computing History History Computing RE French Geography Geography French History RE English English History Geography History Science Technology English Technology Geography Art Science Science Art Photography Art Photography Photography
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday RE Maths Geography Geography History Computing Computing Computing Computing Geography History French French RE French Geography History History RE English Science Technology Technology Science Science Art Art Art Photography Photography Photography
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Geography English Spanish Maths German Computing Computing French Computing Music Business Studies Business Studies History IT Drama Dance History Geography French Geography History GCSE Product Design English RE Science GCSE Textiles Geography Science PE GCSE Engineering Photography GCSE Food GCSE Child Development Art Art Art Science Photography Photography
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday GCSE Child Development Maths Business Studies Drama Business Studies Italian History Computing English IT French Geography Spanish Science German Dance English French GCSE Textiles Music RE GCSE Product Design Drama Geography History Art History PE Photography Geography Computing Science GCSE Engineering GCSE Food Art
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Maths Dance German Business Studies Business Studies Business Studies Music Italian IT IT Computing Drama RE Computing Drama Geography Geography PE Spanish Geography English Geography Science French English Art GCSE Electronics History GCSE Textiles Photography GCSE Textiles Geography GCSE Resistant Materials GCSE Resistant Materials Science Science GCSE Food GCSE Food Art Photography