Homework is a vital part of a student's education, allowing the opportunity for consolidation of work done in school and for self-supported study at home. It may take many forms, as appropriate, including written work, research, learning, extended projects, practical projects and oral activities.

Homework in Years 7 to 11 is set according to the homework timetable for each year group in Years 7 to 11 (see timetables below), and after each lesson in Years 12 and 13 at the discretion of the teacher.


The Homework Timetable indicates which night each subject's homework is to be set; not by when it needs to be done. Your child’s teachers will decide when the homework is to be handed in. The structure of the timetable is designed to encourage KS3 students to plan their workload throughout the key stage, so that they become self-disciplined enough to approach GCSE coursework requirements in a positive way.


Homework should be set using Edulink (more information below) so that students are aware of exactly what to do, where to access resources and when the homework is due in. Homework should always be accessible to students of all abilities. 


Approximate time to be spent on homework increases according to year group, but most activities will take between 30 and 40 minutes. Approximately 10 hours of Values in Practice (Vp) homework may be set over the year. Through GCSE and into Years 12 and 13, there is scope for longer homework. This is a good opportunity for flipped learning which allows students to familiarise themselves with content before the lesson, allowing the teacher to focus on the application of knowledge rather than its transmission. The expectation at A Level is that students will do an hour’s work for each hour of lesson time. This can include wider reading to consolidate and extend existing knowledge.

Here are the Homework Timetables for 2022-23:

Year 7 Homework Timetable

Year 8 Homework Timetable


Year 9 Homework Timetable

Year 10 and 11 Homework Timetable including specific information for these year groups. 


Edulink for Homework 

We use a learning platform called Edulink to make sure that homework is more effective and accessible for all students. Each student has their own username and password to access Edulink, which is an online diary where all homework will be set by staff this year. This will mean that students only need to look in one place to know exactly what they need to do and when they need to do it!


All students have been shown how to use the system in their IT or Maths lessons and in tutor time. Teaching staff, support staff and LSAs have also been shown how to use the system so they can help any students who need it. There is a helpful guide for students below:



Parents and carers have been given their own personal access to Edulink and a guide for using Edulink is available here