Years 7 & 8 - Home Learning

Home Learning: Years 7 & 8

Home Learning in Yr 7 and Yr 8 is set fortnightly in the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Languages, Technology, Food Preparation & Nutrition, Geography, History and Art.

Students are set 30 minutes of Home Learning per subject, per fortnight, following a published schedule shown below that lays out which subject should be set in each week of the two-week timetable.

Home Learning in Yr 7 & Yr 8 equates to around 2 ¼ hours per week.

In addition to this schedule, students are expected to complete 20-30 minutes of reading, 3 times per week. Reading is monitored by the English Department and links to our Accelerated and Star Reader programmes.

During the first week of Year 7, there will be no formal home learning tasks set, but students will be led through the Home Learning system and expectations by their tutor. Home learning information will also be provided to Year 7 parents during that week.


Physical Education, Religious Studies and Citizenship, Computer Studies, Music, Dance and Drama do not set any formal Home Learning tasks in Year 7 & 8. These departments offer an extensive extra-curricular programme which students are encouraged to attend.

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