At Ashfield School we believe that well-designed homework tasks are fundamental to students securing their knowledge base across the curriculum. Our teachers will always ensure that homework tasks are meaningful and linked to what is being studied in lessons or previously studied.

The purpose of homework is to:

  • To encourage students to develop the confidence and self-discipline to work on their own, an essential skill for adult life
  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
  • To extend school learning, for example through additional reading
  • To enable students to devote time to particular demands such as exam preparation or project work
  • To support the home/school relationship

Students in Years 7-9 should have on average one homework per week for English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages, which should take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete. 

In the case of practical subjects such as Technology, Art, Music and Drama, homework will be set when appropriate to their current project as a minimum once every two weeks.  While in ICT, homework will be set on a fortnightly basis. There will usually be no homework for Personal Development Education (PDE) and PE in KS3. 

Students in Year 10-11 should have between 45 minutes to an hour per subject, per week.