Homework at Staffordshire University Academy
Following suggestions from our parents and students we have revised the academy homework timetable. There is now a separate version for Years 7, 8 and 9 and an additional one for Years 10 and 11.
Homework will be set regularly as per the timetables in different subject areas. Homework may also refer to our recently launched knowledge organisers. All students in all year groups have been provided with knowledge organisers. These will be used to support homework. Students may be asked to learn a particular section from the organiser or they may be set questions on information provided on the organiser. It is expected that students will learn all of the content on each subject's knowledge organiser each half term and they will be tested on this understanding in lessons. Additional homework tasks may be set by subject teachers in addition to revising / using knowledge organisers.
Years 7, 8 and 9
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will receive weekly homework in most subjects. Homework for each subject should take approximately 20 - 30 minutes per subject
Click here for the Year 7, 8 and 9 homework timetable
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. Most homework tasks should take approximately 30 minutes per subject. Closer to exams all students will be set revision tasks to do for homework.
Click here for the Year 10 and 11 homework timetable
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. Homework should
- Extend and support classwork
- Consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
- Extend and support every child’s learning
- Develop the skills of an Independent Learner