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KS3 Homework Assignments
(Years 7,8 & 9)

Independent Homework Booklets

Homework is an essential way of encouraging independence in learning. For homework to be effective there must be consistency in school practice combined with parental support. This booklet is designed so that pupils, teachers and parents are all able to work together to ensure the best outcomes for learning. 

At St Edmund’s the aim of our Independent Homework Projects are to:

  • consolidate, support or extend what pupils are learning in the classroom.
  • assist teachers in assessing pupil’s strengths and learning needs.
  • develop pupil’s skills.
  • stretch and challenge students.
  • develop a greater sense of responsibility and independence.
  • celebrate hard work and success of pupils.


What are Independent Homework Projects?

Independent Homework Projects (IHP’s) are specific pieces of work which are set as a project. Whilst they have a clear focus students are able to work independently developing their own direction of learning and unique outcomes.

IHP’s are set in all subjects each term and twice a term for English and Maths. All the tasks are published in advance and each one has a fixed start and finish date. Pupils are responsible for completing IHP’s and will be given support and advice by their teachers.   


How will the IHP’s be marked?

Each pupil will receive a feedback sheet from their teacher giving a grade, a comment about the progress made in the project and a target for future improvement. They may also give a National Curriculum level for the piece of work. The homework grades correspond to the grades given on the termly Progress Reviews and are as follows:

4:  Excellent: Completed the work to the highest standard or has gone beyond the required task.
3:  Good: Completed the work to the highest standard.
2:  Satisfactory: Completed the work to the required standard.
1:  Unsatisfactory: Work not completed or not completed to the required standard.


What will happen if the IHP is not completed?

If the pupil does not complete an IHP they will be set a 1 hour detention by the department concerned to finish the work. Parents will be informed by text. If there is a genuine reason why a pupil cannot complete an IHP it is essential that parents inform the school before the deadline date. 


Additional Learning Tasks

These may also be set by teachers. These could be about 20 minutes in length and will be recorded in the pupil’s planner. A reminder to students that they are required to only complete the Technology Homework for the Technology class they are currently studying.



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KS3 Autumn Term 2018-2019 Homework Booklets

 Year 7 Autumn Independent Homework 2018~2019.pdfDownload
 Year 8 2018-2019 Autumn Independent Homework.pdfDownload
 Year 9 2018 Autumn Independent Homework.pdfDownload
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Homework Timetable Autumn Term 2018-2019

KS4 Homework Assignments
(Years 10 & 11)

Homework is an essential way of encouraging independence in learning. For homework to be effective there must be consistency in school practice combined with parental support. At Key stage 4 pupils should be building on the good practice that they should have acquired by completing the independent homework task set during years 7- 9.



Studying for GCSE examinations requires many different and varied skills and tasks. Pupils may have to complete coursework or controlled assessments or may have to put together a portfolio of work as part of their course. 
Homework is therefore going to depend very much on the requirements of the course and the individual progress each student is making in their course.

Regular homework will be set by each teacher and the exact task and the date each homework is due in should be recorded by the student in their diary.

Year 10 Homework Deadlines

Pupils are expected to spend around two hours on each essay title.

HAND IN DATES – 17TH Sept, 1st Oct, 15th Oct , 5th Nov, 19th Nov, Dec 3rd, 17th Dec   

Across the whole Autumn Term Pupils should have completed seven essays (Three Modern Novels, Two Power and Conflict Poetry, Two Unseen Poetry). 

Year 10 Autumn Term 2018 Homework Booklet

 Year 10 Homework Booklet Autumn Term 2018.pdfDownload
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Further Information

If you have any further questions or concerns about homework please contact your child’s tutor, Head of Learning or the appropriate Head of Department.

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