Oxford Academy

Homework

Learning at home is an essential part of good education.  Homework not only reinforces classroom learning, it also helps students to develop skills and attitudes they need for successful lifelong learning.  It promotes independent learning skills, including the habits of inquiry and investigation.

Homework is therefore an essential part of The Academy's teaching and learning programme and as a rule of thumb students can expect to be set homework as follows:

  • Years 7 and 8 (Foundation) - twice per week for core subjects and approximately once per week for other subjects
  • Years 9, 10 and 11 (Accreditation) - at least once per week per subject
  • Years 12, 13 and 14 (Sixth Form) - students are expected to undertake private study alongside their taught sessions.

Some departments also use Twitter and Edmodo to communicate homework to students.

Example Y8 student homework timetable

A typical homework timetable for a Year 8 student can be seen below:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week A English (reading)
Science 
Languages
English 
Maths
Art/drama/music 
Humanities
Science 
Maths
Week B Science English (reading) Maths 
Art/drama/music 
English
Humanities 
Maths
Science