Garth Hill College

Time to be spent on Home Learning

All years

30 minutes each day on personal reading of literature, magazines or newspapers.

Years 7 and 8

English, Maths and Science : 30 minutes per week

Foundation Subjects : 30 minutes per fortnight

PE and SRS : Set when appropriate

Years 9, 10 and 11

English, Maths and Science : 60 minutes per week

Option Subjects : 60 minutes per fortnight

PE and SRS : Set when appropriate

6th Form

Approximately one hour of home learning for each hour of class time.

All tasks will be recorded on Frog. Pupils and parents can access this from home. Pupils will also record that home learning has been set and the due date in their planners. A choice of home learning should be offered. This should include:

  • A task to consolidate learning from the lesson
  • A task to extend the learning form the lesson
  • A task to broaden the learning beyond what has been covered in the lesson

 Tasks could include:

  • Completing in-depth tasks started in classes e.g. an extended a piece of writing.
  • Preparing a speech on a specific topic
  • Demonstration of a skill or concept
  • Reading and related tasks to demonstrate understanding
  • Interviews
  • Drawing or art work
  • Controlled assessment preparation or planning
  • Grammar hammer style activities to support RATL
  • Revision tasks e.g. practice questions
  • Preparation for the next lesson
  • Making notes after watching a television programme
  • Structured project work
  • Activities set on Frog