Homework at Staffordshire University Academy
At Staffordshire University Academy we view homework as an extremely important element of a student’s education. Homework should consist of meaningful and worthwhile tasks or projects designed to extend the learning of the student outside the classroom and to:
- Extend and support classwork
- Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
- Extend and support every child’s learning
- Develop the skills of an Independent Learner
Years 7, 8 and 9
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will receive weekly homework in most subjects. This may be in the form of individual pieces of work or an extended project that will last over several weeks. Carousel subjects (computer science, art, design and technology, catering, religious education, drama, music, finance skills, first aid, media studies, learning to learn, business studies and sociology) will set two pieces of homework per rotation (roughly a half term in length).
Years 10 and 11
Students follow their chosen options and, as such, the amount of homework expected will increase. There will be occasions during the year where workload appears greater, particularly near examination periods. Students will be expected to complete homework for all subjects. Homework should be set at least once per week in each subject; clear deadlines will be set by subject teachers and shared with students. Most homework tasks should take approximately 30 minutes per subject. Closer to exams all students will be set revision tasks to do for homework.
An overview of homework for key stage three students can be found below. Each document contains a brief description of the homework for subjects and year groups. More detail about the individual homework activities will be shared with students, with all tasks adapted to suit the ability levels of individuals.
Autumn 2017 Homework
Please click the below links to access homework set for the first term of academic year 2017 - 18.