Why do we set homework?

Independent study is an integral part of the learning process at Outwood Grange Academy. Students should have homework set on a regular basis that is meaningful and appropriate to their age and stage. This must be recorded in the planner with a clear and appropriate deadline.

Homework is set in order to:

  • Consolidate, reinforce and extend what pupils know, understand and can do in the classroom.
  • Develop the essential independent study skills that will ensure that strong academic outcomes and success are achieved by all students.
  • Involve parents and carers in students’ learning.
  • Encourage students to develop the skills, confidence, motivation and self-discipline needed to study effectively as independent and life-long learners.

Regularity of Homework

The quantity of homework pupils will complete each week can vary depending on the curriculum time allocation for each subject, the age range of the pupils and the nature of the homework task. As a learning community, we believe it is essential that all homework tasks are meaningful and manageable for pupils. The emphasis is on the quality of homework rather than the quantity. Students should expect to receive one piece of homework per subject per week.

Types of Homework

Examples of preparation homework tasks could include reading in advance of a new topic, pre topic research work, watching an online video clip in advance of learning or preparation of pre topic questions. Examples of consolidation homework tasks could include creating mind maps or other revision tools to consolidate learning, learning of key knowledge or vocabulary for a test, answering of an examination style questions, feed forward improvement work or completion of an online test to check understanding.

School Library

The school library is open during break, lunch and after the Academy every day. This provides a supervised and quiet space for students to complete independent study and access computers. Students must sign in with the librarian to access this resource.

Subject Overview

Please click on the link below to access a subject overview of the types of homework you can expect to be set by each department.


Homework Policy

Please click the link below for further information regarding our homework policy.