Remote/Home learning at trs
IMPORTANCE OF HOME LEARNING
Research shows that:
- Homework has a positive impact on average (+5 months), particularly with pupils in secondary schools.
- Homework that is linked to classroom work tends to be more effective.
(Research by The Education Endowment Foundation, 2021)
Using this research, any home learning set at The Ravensbourne School will relate directly to what our students are studying in lessons and will ensure that they make progress and achieve excellence.
QUANTITY OF HOME LEARNING
The amount of home learning set depends on the Key Stage pupils are in:
KEY STAGE 3 (YEARS 7, 8 AND 9)
- Students should spend at least 30 minutes on each piece of home learning.
- English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and Languages set home learning once per week.
- All other subjects will set home learning once per half term, in the form of extended projects.
KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 10 AND 11)
- Students should spend at least one hour on each piece of home learning.
- All subjects, once per week.
KEY STAGE 5 (YEARS 12 AND 13)
- 5 hours of home learning per A-level subject, per week.
- For triple BTEC subjects 15 hours per week.
SETTING OF HOME LEARNING
All home learning is set in lessons by subject teachers. Students must write this home learning into their student planners.
In Key Stages 3 and 4, home learning is set in one lesson each week and it is always due in that same lesson, a week later.
Parents are notified of home learning through the Arbor Parent app.
FEEDBACK ON HOME LEARNING
Students gain immediate feedback on their progress through low stakes quizzes, retrieval practice, verbal feedback and self or peer-assessment. Teachers then use these tools to identify, address and remove learning gaps.
There is no expectation that homework must have written teacher feedback, as long as other immediate feedback is given or if the teacher wishes to provide written feedback.
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