Homework & Independent Learning

Homework and Independent Learning

Here at Framingham Earl High School we are determined to support young people to learn independently. Homework and revision are important parts of this. However, we also seek to enable all our students to follow their passions, delving deeper into their subjects and developing as learners.

Independent Learning at Key Stage 3

All classes follow a homework timetable. While some subjects may set homework every week, and other choose longer stretches, a timetable should ensure that homework is evenly spread over a fortnight. The expectation for time spent on homework is below:

Year 7: 20 minutes per subject (40 minutes in ‘Core’ subjects)

Year 8: 25 minutes per subject (50 minutes in ‘Core’ subjects)

Year 9: 30 minutes per subject (60 minutes in ‘Core’ subjects)

All homework is uploaded to Show My Homework. This link will take you to the website and school homework calendar.

Show My Homework

Finally, we are encouraging all teachers to place work on Microsoft Teams in the relevant class. If your son or daughter is unable to come into school, but well enough to work, this is where they should look for class materials they may have missed.

For Key Stage 3 we have produced Independent Learning Booklets to give students opportunities to learn more about the subjects that inspire them. These can be found on the links below.

 

Y7 Independent Learning Booklet 

Y8 Independent Learning Booklet 

Y9 Independent Learning Booklet

 

Independent Learning at Key Stage 4

Homework and revision is even more important at Key Stage 4. There are a number of events throughout the year to support Year 10s and 11s to develop their revision and organization skills.

The expectation for time spent studying at home is below:

Year 10: 60 minutes per subject

Year 11: 60 minutes per subject

We are encouraging all teachers to place work on Microsoft Teams in the relevant class. If your son or daughter is unable to come into school, but well enough to work, this is where they should look for class materials they may have missed.

Furthermore, at Key Stage 4 we would like our students to make the most of other opportunities beyond Framingham Earl High School. Two of these are listed below.

 

EtonX: We have signed Year 10 and Year 11 students up to the EtonX project. Eton College are providing high quality free distance learning. All EtonX online courses are full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Students learn from each other as well as from their tutor, participating in a range of role-play and discussion tasks in the virtual classroom and collaborating on peer learning tasks between classes. Completing one of these courses would be a great addition to any student’s personal statement or CV. The course we have signed our students up to follow is on Verbal Communication and students have received an Access Code over Parentmail. More details can be found here https://etonx.com

 

Gresham’s Lectures: Gresham College’s free public lectures (running since 1597) are available to all. These lectures are delivered by world-class experts in fields ranging across the arts and sciences. For students they are a resource for careers advice and personal statements. They are currently held online, and they have a searchable back catalogue of 2,500 free digital lectures on their website (ordered by school subject at www.gresham.ac.uk/schools).  

 

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