Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Homework

Developing successful independent learners    

 

Rationale & Principles

At Oasis Academy Brislington we are working to develop students' ability to work independently and to be successful at anything they apply themselves to in their lives. We know that obtaining good grades at GCSE will open doors in the future for them, and we believe that having regular homework improves the grades students are likely to obtain whilst developing independence which will lead to success in future studies and careers. 

How much and How often is Homework set?

  • Students in Years 7 and 8 receive 1 piece of homework per subject every two weeks
  • Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 receive 1 piece per subject every week
  • Each piece of homework should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete

Support for Students

  • Students will be provided with a homework folder to store all pieces of homework in each week. This should stay in their bag alongside their planner to ensure homework is not lost or left at home
  • We will give sufficient time for students to complete each piece of work. Normally work will be set such that students have a week to complete, however if there is a bank holiday or other reason, this may be 4 or 5 days. Students will not be asked to produce work on a shorter timeframe than this
  • We run homework club four times a week where students have computer access and can ask a teacher for support
  • Tutors will use tutor time to check homework with students
  • Homework will include the due date and clear instructions on the task

Expectations of Students 

  • Students will always have their homework folder in their bag
  • Homework will be completed on time to the best of their abilities
  • If students do not understand a homework, it is their responsibility to ask the teacher for support before the due date
  • If a student is absent from school when homework is set, it is their responsibility to find out what the homework was and complete it on time. The homework rota allows students to easily identify homework they have missed. The homework will be available at break and after school in the 360 office for collection

Consequences

  • Students who complete all homework each week will receive 25 Brislington Charter Points
  • If homework is not handed in on time students will receive a 30 minute homework catch-up on the following day
  • If homework is not given in on time on a Friday, students will complete a homework catch-up on the following Monday
  • If a student fails to attend a homework catch-up the consequence is a 45 minute reflection the following day

Homework schedules for each year group are shown below: