Homework Policy

Homework can make an important contribution to the learning process and contributes to the development of self-directed learning. It is the policy at Chase High School to set homework on a regular basis to build on what is being taught in lessons at school.

  • Years 7, 8 & 9

    Students in these years are not expected to spend more than 40 minutes on any one piece of homework. The number of pieces given per fortnight is as follows:

    • English, Mathematics and Science = 2 pieces
    • Geography, History, R.E., French and IT = 1 piece

    Students in Year 7 will be given less homework during their first few weeks at the school, and will be offered guidance to help them to manage their homework.

  • Years 10 & 11

    With examination courses, greater flexibility is required due to the nature of coursework deadlines. Students will not be required to follow a prescriptive timetable, but are advised to study for a maximum of 2 hours per night for 5 nights per week.

    Each subject, including options, will set one piece of homework per week. The only exception is for students taking triple science who may be required to complete homework in more than one of the sciences each week.

    Creative Arts and Technology subjects set homework as required for the courses.

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Start of Autumn Term 2020
Our first priority when students return is to help them feel safe in the school environment and re-establish strong routines in terms of learning and expectations. The government has provided guidelines recently that we will take on board to ensure that there is a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum for the whole school community. We will ensure that gaps in learning are addressed over the course of the academic year and that a gradual acceleration of learning will mean no pupil is disadvantaged. Our plans at the moment include a staggered start to the term to allow for a smooth integration to the school timetable as well as establish new routines in a measured approach. Please see our Letters to Parents for more information regarding the staggered start to the new term.