Key Information


Read, Revise, Practice

Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement.

Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of learning of each curriculum area.

Homework can be accessed via the Arbor Student Portal. A brief guide on how to use the Student Portal can be viewed here. Please skip to 2 minutes 20 seconds for a demonstration on how to access and complete assignments (homework).


  • To extend, enhance and consolidate learning in the classroom, as well as to apply learnt skills in various contexts;
  • To improve time-management and organisation skills;
  • To encourage students to develop independent study and research skills;
  • To provide opportunities for students to achieve their potential;
  • To increase students’ creativity;
  • To prepare students for a life-long learning in a rapidly changing society.
  • To provide parents and carers with information to enable them to support their children so that they benefit from completing homework.

Students will be set homework according to an agreed timetable as follows: 

Year GroupFrequencyTime Spent
7Weekly: English, Maths, Science.
Fortnightly: other subjects*
20 minutes per subject
8Weekly; English Maths, Science.
Fortnightly: other subjects*
20 minutes per subject
9Weekly: English, Maths, Science.
Fortnightly: other subjects*
30 minutes per subject
10/11All subjects30 minutes per subject

*Design/Food Technology, art and drama will set half-termly projects.

The setting of homework will be done online via ARBOR. 

Homework tasks are set based on the cycle of Read, Revise, Practice.  Tasks will include

  • Articles, chapters from texts  
  • Practice exam questions
  • Revision for assessment
  • Extension / consolidation activities
  • Research activities
  • Homework tasks will not include ‘finishing off’ tasks.

A homework club is held both in the library and in the A2A room from 3.20-4.15 and is supervised by a member of staff. Computers are available and the school encourages students to benefit from this opportunity when necessary. 

Parents/carers are asked to support children by emphasising homework and individual study and to give every encouragement to the development of good habits and attitudes.

The school encourages parents and carers to:

  • Provide a suitable place in which students can do their homework;
  • Make it clear to their children that they value homework and support the school in explaining why it is helpful and necessary;
  • Encourage students and praise them when they have completed homework;
  • Expect deadlines to be met and check that they are.

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