Year 10 homework
Your son or daughter's subject teachers will set weekly homework.
Students will be given primary research tasks and skill based exercises to support the controlled assessment criteria, building up to a final project towards the end of year 10. Homework will be set every other week.
Students are expected to complete one homework per week. Homework is designed to support and challenge student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered in lessons. Students are handed electronic copies of their homework via Edmodo and their school email accounts, which will be electronically assessed and students provided with individual feedback.
- During the first half of the year, homework will be based on exploring enterprises. It will involve examining the characteristics of enterprises, exploring market research and how it aids enterprises meet customer needs, understanding competitor behaviour and investigating the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise.
- During the second half of the year, homework will be based on planning and running an enterprise. It will involve exploring ideas, plans and a pitch for a micro enterprise activity.
To support and assist with Business homework, students are advised to access the following websites:
- https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com (Student’s usernames are set to their school email address, passwords are individually set and can be reset via the ‘forgot password’ function online)
- https://www.Edmodo.com (Students have been issued their individual log on details and class code)
Students will be expected to do weekly revision of their set texts including quotation recall for their literature GCSE or exam practice for their language GCSE as homework in English. There are also opportunities to read around the texts they are studying.
Students will be expected to complete one homework per week. All homework is designed to reinforce and challenge student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered during lessons. Students are handed hard copies of their homework and these are kept within their Computer Science homework folder.
Homework will be based on the following resources:
- Data representation 1
- Data representation 2
- Data representation 3
- Data representation 4
- Data representation 5
- Data representation 6
- Ethical & other issues 1
- Ethical & other issues 2
- Ethical & other issues 3
- Operating system software 1
- Operating system software 2
- Operating system software 3
- Operating system software 4
- Protocols and layers
- The Internet - wired and wireless 1
- The Internet - wired and wireless 2
- The Internet - wired and wireless 3
- The Internet - wired and wireless 4
In addition, homework will also be set based on revision activities for assessments and Pre Public Examinations.
To support and assist with Computer Science homework, students are advised to access the following websites:
In Drama, year 10 are required to complete tasks to develop and progress their devised pieces based around the exam criteria. These will be research tasks, character building activities, plot development tasks and evaluations.
In Film Studies, students will complete a mix of exam-skills style homework, alongside revision activities, including knowledge organisers for each film they study.
- Glossary of key terms
- Micro elements of film form revision
- Identify cinematography and lighting of gothic screenshots
- Attack the block review
- ATB background information revision quiz
- Setting, props, costume, make up examples
Food Preparation and Nutrition
GCSE students will be set homework every two weeks which will relate to their practical lessons. This homework might require them to bring in ingredients to adapt recipes or further develop their subject knowledge through exam style questions. Students may be asked to finish any unfinished work from class at home. Homework tasks will mostly require students to use computers/laptops to research or create sensory analysis profiles on the Jenny Ridegewell Nutrition Program. It is expected that students will start to prepare for year 11 examinations and purchase a revision guide to become familiar with the type of exam style questions they will have to answer.
Ecosystems of the planet
Landscapes of the UK
People of the UK
UK environmental challenges
Hair and Beauty
Every week at least one hour of homework time should be given to:
- Science unit - Research home made products and their ingredients.
- Project unit - Research your chosen product or service and investigate the effectiveness of that theme.
For example, record your resources / websites used in your assignment.
- The effectiveness of sun cream - does it actually work
- The effectiveness of anti-ageing creams - do they actually do what they claim to do?
- The effectiveness of Botox - is it worth the health risk?
Students will be set homework once a week for History. The homework will either be a past question from the banks of questions provided or specific sections of the knowledge documents to learn and revise.
Crime and Punishment In Britain, c.500 to the present day
The Elizabethan Age 1558 – 1603
Germany in Transition 1919 – 193
Within the Learning Centre at Key Stage 4, homework is centred around being able to recall information or exam skills. Every week students will get one piece of English and one piece of Maths homework.
- The English homework will be based around the current set text that the students are studying and is handed out on a Wednesday.
- The Maths homework is based on being able to recall a skill and is set around the topic/focus for the week, this is handed out on a Monday.
- This homework will enable staff to identify any areas that students need extra targeted support with.
- Students will also be set homework by their Science teacher and the teachers that they have for their option subjects.
Students are expected to complete one homework per week in Maths. All homework is personalised by teachers and tasks are designed to support, reinforce and challenge a student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered in lessons. Students can access their homework by logging onto MathsWatch.
A useful MathsWatch guide / FAQ can be read or downloaded. However, should you have any queries please speak to your / your child's Maths teacher.
During the first term, homework will be based on the following topics:
- Algebra – equations & inequalities
- Geometry – circles & constructions
- Ratio and proportions
During term two, homework will be based on the following topics:
- Factors, powers and roots
- Algebra - graphs
- Geometry – working in 3D
During term three, homework will be based on the following topics:
- Statistics – handling data
- Numbers – calculations
End of year GCSE exam based revision:
- This will be tailored to individual student’s needs based on teacher’s judgements, previous assessments and previous homework data.
Students are expected to complete one homework every three lessons in ICT. All homework is designed to support, reinforce and challenge student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered during lessons. Students are handed hard copies of their homework to be kept within their ICT homework folder throughout the year.
During the academic year, homework will be set on the following topics:
- Powerpoint skills
- Excel skills
- Word skills
- Publisher skills
- Computer Science coding
To support and assist with ICT homework, students are advised to access the following websites:
Modern Foreign Languages
Recall of vocabulary and grammar, through the use of the homework recall booklet, given to every student. This homework is set once weekly and checked via a test in class.
Grammar, reading, listening and translation exercises
These are set through the student exam booklet, worksheets or the online website www.thisislanguage.com. One of these exercises is set once weekly and is checked via self-assessment in class.
Students will complete a research unit of the Rockschool Live course. Their homework will focus on research tasks and independent study towards completing their coursework. This homework will be set every other week.
From September to Christmas, year 10 students will be answering exam questions on the components of fitness. These will be logged within their class booklets in preparation for their exam which they will be sit just before Christmas. In the new year, students will be researching different training programmes before designing and carrying out their own programme. The training programme will be completed over six weeks and students need to keep a log of how their training has gone.
Students will be given weekly computer based homework on evaluating the practical work they have done in lesson.
In year 10, teachers set homework at the start of each week and check that it has been completed at the end of the week.
Year 10 homework is done using an online platform called Tassomai. Students log in and complete quizzes on topics they have covered so far in science. Progress is tracked the ‘Daily Goals’ which appear as a counter on the homepage. Every correct answer goes towards this goal. The goal will never be above 40 questions. Year 10 are expected to complete 2 daily goals each week. Teachers may also set revision questions each week relating to previously taught topics.
Students are expected to complete one hour of homework each week in science
Students are expected to complete one homework per week in Statistics. Each homework is designed to reinforce and challenge learners’ knowledge on topics which are delivered in lessons.
Homework is completed in the back of students’ books or, where directed, using MathsWatch.
During the first term, homework will be based on the following topics:
- Types of data
- Grouped data
- Petersen capture-recapture formula
- Random sampling
- Stratified sampling (one variable)
- Stratified sampling (two variables)
- Collecting data
- Representing data
- Processing data