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22/05/20

The quad is looking glorious in the spring sunshine. https://t.co/9TGj0uDkZw

21/05/20

student, Iris, has taken these pictures to show how she's exploring the formal elements of photography including line, shape, focus, space, texture and tone while she's studying at home. Impressive work! https://t.co/rh3n3oKg1A

20/05/20

Waseemah in Year 8 has sent us this really accomplished 'negative space' drawing she's created for - by filling in the space around the objects to reveal their forms. Very accomplished, Waseemah. Great work! https://t.co/tzohg4Kr0g

19/05/20

Year 9 and students are creating a range of really imaginative , inspired by New York-based artist Johanna Goodman. Amazing work! https://t.co/hjkeYmFWSz

19/05/20

It’s and the theme is Today, let’s think about who and what we’re grateful for and say thank you. Who will you thank today and why?

18/05/20

Zuzanna, Year 8, has been researching as part of her studies while at home, including creating this beautiful work, which we wanted to share with you. https://t.co/hlt3TMDNe1

15/05/20

We’re so proud of this edition. Our first lockdown edition and absolutely inspiring. Well done girls!

15/05/20

Our latest student zine is out now, on the theme of 'Pathways'. "The zine is about the things that matter to us as young women,” says Awa, Year 10. Read now at https://t.co/XuuLQNOLob https://t.co/l7aYeUIvzG

15/05/20

Our girls are creating some truly inspirational while they are at home. Here's a by Alissia, Year 7, inspired by German artist Hannah Höch. Amazing work, Alissia! https://t.co/Sg6NPpZPYU

14/05/20

Don’t forget to prioritise your mental health and always seek support if you need it. It’s mental health awareness week next week: let’s look after one another https://t.co/TfExIGsJJ9

12/05/20

Retweetd From Shakespeare's Globe

There to meet with... MACBETH. Tonight's the night! Are you joining us on YouTube at 7.00pm for our free Premiere of ? Created especially for young people thanks to , Macbeth will be available to stream until UK schools reopen. https://t.co/t58ZgSgLUd https://t.co/2w57w3Idw1

10/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇 https://t.co/zckxo1OWxk https://t.co/xT08hC55Bd

08/05/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

Great opportunity for students to broaden their career horizons with NatWest. https://t.co/LLRJQ69bIM https://t.co/5idhytKevS

08/05/20

Self care first-look after yourselves. https://t.co/mnuQ3xhUdb

07/05/20

Retweetd From NCSC UK

If you have a love for technology, why not take the first steps towards you future career? Learn new skills needed to enter the cyber security or computing workplace with our online coures: https://t.co/ARWyaayIhv https://t.co/jycQBX7Dzz

07/05/20

Retweetd From National Crime Agency (NCA)

Calling all aspiring coders, technologists and cyber specialists - CyberLand needs your help! Test your cyber skills 💻 Learn about firewalls, public wifi and phishing emails 🎣 Explore your future tech career 💼 Try out the games: https://t.co/LrZt0N2enR https://t.co/E9XUVAZaN7

07/05/20

Retweetd From Cyber Discovery

Introducing our Virtual Cyber School! Head over to https://t.co/llPi3ciUgf to find out how you can get free access to over 200 cyber security challenges with CyberStart Game. Already playing? Your licenses have also been extended so you can keep developing your skills 🎁 https://t.co/oXVhSLAeCj

05/05/20

Retweetd From BBC Bitesize

📣Year 10 students! 📣 Join us for Take on the Teacher LIVE at https://t.co/tV9Q00Ua62 🔶 Thursday - 10:30-11:30am 🔶 Teachers answer your questions LIVE! 🔶 Take on the teacher in our live quiz! They will be answering YOUR questions on: 📚 English 📐 Maths 🚀 Physics https://t.co/xhPBeXP21Z

05/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Parents and carers, here is some guidance for supporting children who are learning at home 👇 https://t.co/4K7CxRY4yP https://t.co/pMov5VPvgz

05/05/20

We’ve not tweeted in a while...so thought it worth saying we’re missing you all!! Keep in touch please-your coaches and teachers are still checking in! Let us know how we can help 😊

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Homework

Homework is a valuable and vital part of learning. We do not prescribe what homework should be set by teachers but we do say that it must be set. 

Whilst homework might occasionally be to finish off work set in class, this should not mean that only those who were slowest get homework. If homework is worth doing, it is a task or activity that is worth doing for everyone and helps to consolidate learning and/or to move learning forward.


Homework calendar

Click the links below to see details of all homework set for each year group, on each day.

Year 7 homework calendar

Year 8 homework calendar

Year 9 homework calendar

Year 10 homework calendar

Year 11 homework calendar

Year 12 homework calendar

Year 13 homework calendar


Years 7-8

Homework will be set weekly in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Languages
  • Computer Science

This homework will last up to one hour in each subject. Students will also be expected to read their academy reading book and quiz on it on a weekly basis. Other subjects will set homework as appropriate.

Years 9-11

All subjects in which students are being examined will set homework every week. Homework will last at least one hour per subject and this will increase as students move up the school.

Some examples

Some examples of valid homework activities might include:

•             Learning key information/facts

•             Extended writing assignments

•             Reading tasks to prep for a forthcoming lesson

•             Consolidation exercises

•             Research/project work

•             Developing practical work

Homework will always be collected and always assessed/marked. Learning homeworks can be assessed through the five question test done regularly at the start of lessons. Students should get four or five out of five to be considered to have passed.

It will always be highlighted in exercise books by labelling it as homework clearly on the page.

Staff set homework on My Day so that parents can support students with homework and also see the record of homework set for their daughter.  The academy also uses this as a method of checking homework being set.

Students also have a termly planner and they should be expected to write their homework in this each day as it should always be on their desks. Staff will stand in the doorway to the classroom and no student will leave without showing the teacher that they have written their homework in by displaying their current planner page to them as they leave the room.

Homework detention

Failure to do the homework set by the deadline (or pass the five question test) will result in teachers logging this on eportal.  Three and then all subsequent missed homeworks will result in House Homework Detention.

This takes place on Wednesday evenings. House Assistant Principals oversee these and will ensure that parents are alerted via a text message. Students will be expected to attend and will be picked up for a longer detention if they do not attend. 

A build-up of detentions will result in further sanctions which will be co-ordinated at a House level.

Years 12-13

Students should expect to do as much private study as they do lessons in any subject. Therefore, most students will expect to receive five hours of additional work and study in each subject they take.