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Year 11 homework

Your son or daughter's subject teachers will set weekly homework.

Art
 

Students will be expected to come to intervention to complete preparation for their mock GCSE exam in November. They are then expected to prepare for the exam that is issued in January to support the completion of their Art GCSE.  Homework is set weekly.

Business Studies 

Students are expected to complete one homework every three lessons.  All homework is designed to support, reinforce and challenge student’s knowledge on topics which are delivered during lessons.  Students are handed electronic copies via Edmodo and hard copies of their homework to be kept within their Business Studies coursework folder throughout the year.

During the first term, homework will be based on the following topics:

  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection & Employment – recruitment documents
  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection & Employment – employability
  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection & Employment – career development

During term two, homework will be based on the following topics;

  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection & Employment – organisational structures
  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection & Employment – job roles
  • Unit 2 Finance revision

During term three, homework will be based on the following topics;           

  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand – marketing methods
  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand – celebrity endorsements
  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand – building a brand
  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand – evaluation of branding

To support and assist with Business homework, students are advised to access the following websites, students have been issued their individual log on details and class code:

English
 

Teachers set a weekly task as homework including exam practice, quotation learning and revision tasks. Each teacher sets a task based on the needs of their students. For English Language tasks may include reading extracts of pre-1914 fiction or pairs of non-fiction texts with reading questions, or writing fiction and transactional pieces. For English Literature practice students could be asked to revise set texts by completing character profiles, planning and writing essays based on character, themes and relationships or learning key quotations and vocabulary.

Computer Science 

Students are expected to complete one homework per week.  All homework is designed to support and challenge students’ knowledge on topics which are delivered in lessons.  Students are handed hard copies of their homework and kept within their Computer Science homework folder.

During the academic year, homework will be set on the following topics:

  • Python
  • Systems
  • Algorithms
  • Programming
  • Networks
  • Data
  • PPE Revision
  • GCSE Exam Revision

Y11 Computer science homework consists of 30 minutes of Seneca Learning per week. In addition, homework will also be set based on past exam questions and papers in preparation for the final GCSE examination.

To support and assist with Computer Science homework, students are advised to access the following websites:

Drama
 

In Drama, year 11 students are required to practice their lines and rehearse for their practical drama exam. Students are also required to complete character building activities based around the exam criteria to ensure they are meeting all the elements required. Exam skills, script research and key terminology is to be revised weekly which will be set through different tasks. Students need to complete different tasks to help further their understanding of the play text (Blood Brothers). Exam skills and key terminology are to be revised weekly which will be set through different tasks. These tasks will help develop their answers in the written exam and will test their recall skills.

Food Preparation and Nutrition 

Students will be expected to work on their NEA task, complete exam style questions and attend revision classes after school. Students are expected to spend at least one hour a week completing homework.

Film Studies 

In Film Studies, students will complete a mix of exam-skills style homework, alongside revision activities, including knowledge organisers for each film they study.

Knowledge Organisers

Geography 

History 

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.

GCSE History revision questions

Crime and Punishment In Britain, c.500 to the present day

The Elizabethan Age 1558 – 1603

Germany in Transition 1919 – 193

USA 1929-200

Learning Centre  

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.

Maths 

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:

  • Geometry – working in 3D
  • Statistics – handling data
  • Algebra - graphs

During term two, homework will be based on the following topics:

  • Geometry- Pythagoras & trigonometry
  • Probability – combined events
  • Algebra – sequences

During term three, homework will be based on the following topics:

  • Ratios – units and proportionality

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.

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.

Music
 

Students will do one hour a week of intervention to support them in completing their coursework and developing instrumental skills. Additional homework is to practice their instrumental skills. This homework is set weekly.

PE 

Homework is set once a week after every PE lesson for those students sitting the exam. During lessons, students will be covering the exam content by working through a revision booklet. For their homework, students must be completing at least 10 questions within the booklet  using exam structures (including an 8 marker) which is to be handed in the following lesson. Past papers are available and students are to use the mark schemes to help with their structuring and level of detail.

Philosophy 

Homework for Philosophy is exam practice and is set weekly.

Product Design
 

Students will be expected to come to intervention to complete their NEA task and once this is completed they will be given practice exam questions for homework. This homework is set weekly.

Science
 

In year 11, teachers set homework at the start of each week, and this is checked for completion at the start of the following week

Teachers set a range of different homework that is personalised to prepare students for their GCSEs

  • Students are set weekly practice exam questions by their teacher
  • Year 11 have access to an online platform called Tassomai. Students log in and complete quizzes on topics they have covered so far in science. This practices exam language, 1-mark questions and key definitions.
  • Year 11 also have access to GCSEPod Science, where they can watch short videos covering most aspects of their GCSE.

Students are set weekly quizzes in lessons check students understanding of their homework

Year 11 should be spending at least 1 hour on science homework each week.

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