Homework

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.

Homework Club

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.

Home2School

Pupils can access the school network by using the Home2School facility http://www.swanmore-school.co.uk/pupils/home2school/

Google Classroom

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.

  • Year 7

    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
  • Year 8

    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
  • Year 9

    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
  • Year 10

    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
  • Year 11

    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