Home Learning

Aims

Independent study is an integral part of being a student at Trinity Academy Halifax. Students will have homework set on a regular basis that is both meaningful and appropriate to their age and ability. The completion of homework helps students to make excellent progress and is crucial in supporting students in reaching their goals.

Home learning is set to:

  • Develop independent study skills which will support students to achieve strong academic outcomes
  • Consolidate, reinforce and extend what pupils know, understand and can do in the classroom
  • Focus on knowledge recall and retention
  • Involve parents and carers in the students’ learning

Students are expected to complete all pieces of homework to the best of their ability. Homework Club is available to support students after school if they wish to attend. It is a quiet space where students can complete their homework.

Overview

Year 7 and Year 8

Students will be set 30 minutes of Masters of Recall homework, using their knowledge organisers, per subject per week:

Maths
English
Science
History
Geography
Religious Studies
French/Spanish (plus two 30 minute written tasks per term)
Computing

(4 hours)

Students may also be set additional, optional project work in their other subjects.

Students will be set 30 minutes of Masters of Recall homework, using their knowledge organisers, per subject per week:

Maths
English
Science
History
Geography
French/Spanish (plus one 30 minute written task per term)
Religious Studies
Computing

In addition to Masters of Recall, students will be set homework for:

Maths – 30 minutes
English – 30 minutes
Option A (Art, Music, Performing Arts – Acting, Performing Arts – Dance, Design Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Photography) – 1 hour

(6 hours)

Students will be set 1 hour per subject, unless stated otherwise:

Maths
English
Science
History/Geography – 30 minutes
Religious Studies – 30 minutes
Option A (Travel and Tourism, Design Engineering, IT, Enterprise, Media)
Option B (Sport, Performing Arts – Acting, Performing Arts – Dance, Art, Photography, Music)
Option C (RB – French, Spanish, Geography, Computer Science, Health and Social Care;
YG – French, Spanish, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Catering, Sport, Health and Social Care)

(7 hours)

Students will be set 1 hour per subject, unless stated otherwise:

Maths
English Language
English Literature
Science (2 hours for Combined Science, 3 hours for Triple Science)
History/Geography
Religious Studies – 30 minutes
Option C (French, Spanish, Religious Studies Full Course, Geography, Travel and Tourism) RB only

*Students may also receive revision work in addition to their weekly homework from subject areas.

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