At PCSA we strive to develop independent learners who are excited about their learning and take ownership over their progress.

We believe that learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills and the ability to apply these in different contexts, therefore homework is an extension of the work developed in lesson time and designed so that parents and carers can be actively involved in their child’s learning. 

Each faculty at PCSA has created a homework booklet or has provided a link to online homework to give clear guidance and expectations for independent study outside of the classroom. There is a booklet for each year group for the current learning cycle. 

Each activity has a success criteria as guidance and a structure for students to complete the work and any additional resources and websites will be listed if needed. 

Students will be provided with a paper copy of the booklet and a homework folder by their classroom teacher. 

Parents and carers can access the homework booklets for their child through the link provided below and a frequency table has been provided to make clear the expectations for the quantity of work for each subject area. 

The specific aims of our approach to homework is to encourage independent, reflective lifelong learning. We want to teach students how to learn effectively; enable every student to achieve their full potential; and to prepare students for success in their lives beyond school.

Homework Cycles

Cycle 1: Tuesday 3 September - Friday 22 November 2019

Cycle 2: Monday 25 November - Friday 7 February 2020

Cycle 3: Monday 10 February - Friday 1 May 2020

Cycle 4: Monday 4 May - Wednesday 22 July 2020

If you have any queries related to expectations for homework or would like to know more please do not hesitate contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Shopland
Assistant Principal

 

Knowledge Organisers