We believe homework is a valuable and essential part to the learning of all of our students and as such, it is extremely important that homework is set regularly, is completed and that feedback is given.
We set homework which is project/task based and that encourage students to work independently and allow them to explore ideas and areas of interest that may not have been explored in depth before.
Independent learning can be described as practicing a set of skills which a student can use in order to become more competent in their learning. Research shows that independent learning tasks reinforce and extend the curriculum, enhance skills, give students a sense of achievement and are vital life skills for young people.
It is the intention is that homework will provide opportunities for independent learning so that we can give our students every opportunity to succeed, to make greater progress and to prepare them for their lives beyond Wayland Academy. It is also a great opportunity for KS3 students to acquire the skills that will be required by the newly reformed GCSEs.
All students in Year 7, 8 and 9 are set Homework a minimum of once a fortnight with all Homework being recorded on ClassCharts. Should you have any issue accessing ClassCharts please contact the academy.
A copy of the Homework Table is attached below.