Research over several years in this country and abroad has shown that there is a positive relationship between time spent on home learning and students’ overall achievement at secondary school level.
Home Learning is set because it not only reinforces classroom learning, but also helps young people to develop skills and attitudes they need for successful lifelong learning. It supports the development of independent learning skills, including the habits of enquiry and investigation.
At The Adeyfield Academy, Home Learning is an integral part of the curriculum; it is planned and prepared alongside all other programmes of learning. Home Learning tasks are selected ensuring they are appropriate to the age, ability and circumstances of the students. All Home Learning is recorded on Classcharts. In addition to Home Learning information, you can also view your child's attendance and behaviour points awarded.
Years 7 - 9
Each subject has a programme of Home Learning tasks linked to the programme of study. Home Learning can be completed at home but can also be completed at school. The Library Resource Centre (LRC), for example, is open each morning at 8.15am and closes at 4.00pm as well as being open to students at break and lunch time. In addition, many departments will organise after school and lunch time study sessions to help students with their studies.
Home Learning for Years 7-9 will be set as given by each faculty policy.
Years 10 - 11
For Years 10 - 11, examination subjects will set one Home Learning task per week. Each will take up to 60 minutes to complete.
Years 12 -13
Post 16 courses impose greater demands than GCSEs and a need for flexible approaches to Home Learning. Students will be expected to record Home Learning/preparation set and to spend about three hours of Home Learning per day.