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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Homework

Homework provides the opportunity for students to continue their learning outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is a vital tool for raising student achievement and provides opportunities to develop skills that students will use beyond Reading Girls’ School when they go to university or into the world of training or employment. 

Homework enhances students’ learning, improves achievement and develops study skills; as such it is an integral part of the curriculum. Homework gives students the responsibility to take control of their own learning. Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment etc) which are more readily available at school, it is necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school. 

At Reading Girls’ School, homework is set on a regular basis and recorded on Show My Homework and in the pupil planner.  

 

Key Stage 3:  

Subject 

Frequency of Homework  

English  

1 piece per week  

Maths  

1 piece per week  

Science 

3 pieces per fortnight (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry and 1 Physics) 

Geography  

Independent Learning Project 1 per term  

History  

Independent Learning Project 1 per term 

Philosophy  

Independent Learning Project 1 per term 

Health and Fitness 

Independent Learning Project 1 per term 

Young Enterprise 

Independent Learning Project 1 per term 

Creative Arts 

Independent Learning Project 1 per term 

 

Key Stage 4:  

Subject 

Frequency of Homework  

GCSE English  

1 piece per week  

GCSE Maths  

1 piece per week  

GCSE Science 

3 pieces per fortnight (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry and 1 Physics) 

GCSE Geography  

1 per fortnight 

GCSE History  

1 per fortnight  

GCSE French  

1 per fortnight  

NCFE Health and Fitness 

1 per fortnight 

NCFE Business 

1 per fortnight  

BTEC Art  

1 per fortnight 

BTEC Performing Arts - Dance 

1 per fortnight 

WJEC Food Technology  

1 per fortnight 

OCR National iMedia 

1 per fortnight