Homework & IT Support
Accessing IT at PCS
Research shows that homework has a positive impact and adds up to an extra five months of learning, particularly with students in secondary school. Studies involving digital technology typically have a more significant impact. We believe that consolidating their learning from school at home will help them to achieve greater success.
Therefore, we will be focussing on homework this year and into the future. We would value your ongoing support in this area. Homework is expected to be completed weekly by all students.
KS4 Homework Tasks
Throughout Years 10 and 11 students should be set tasks as below
Homework will be set weekly for Core Subjects and fortnightly for Option Subjects.
Homework tasks should take no longer than 45 mins to complete. There should be an emphasis on quality rather than quantity.
Set questions/ quizzes using digital resources - GCSE Pod, Educake, Seneca, MyMaths, Maths Watch, or Google form quizzes.
Exam practise questions. (These will be marked and students will have the opportunity to improve their response)
Mind maps from memory followed by checking my admissions or mistakes or self-testing using flashcards
KS3 Homework Tasks
Throughout years 7, 8 and 9 students should be set tasks as below:
Homework should be set weekly for Maths, English, and Science and fortnightly for Humanities and MFL. Other subjects as appropriate.
Homework tasks should take no longer than 30 mins to complete. There should be an emphasis on quality rather than quantity.
A timetable of when the homework will be set and due in will be supplied to students and parents.
Set questions/ quizzes using digital resources.
Set homework that explicitly involves reading and comprehension that consolidates previous learning.
Please see the timetable that outlines which night each subject will set homework. Students will always have one week to complete the task. E.g if it is set on a Monday, it will be due the following Monday.
|Seneca||Design & technology
|Smart Revise||Computer Science|
Support is available each Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4pm in IT4&5. Subject teachers will be available as follows: