Homework at Wanstead High School
At Wanstead High School we set homework to:
- Develop the life long learning skills needed in the modern world
- Give students the opportunity to learn through a greater variety of media
- Improve the performance of our students in examinations and, therefore enhance their life chances.
At key stage 3, ILAs are set once a term for most subjects and will require students to develop skills in research and other independent study skills. Curriculum Team Leaders also hope that students will develop their creativity and a love of learning their subject. Most tasks should take 2-3 hours and we expect students to spread their work evenly through the term. Each night they should work for:
- 1-1.5hours in Year 7
- 1.5 hours in Year 8
- 1.5-2.0 hours in Year 9
Excellent homework will be rewarded by merits, gift vouchers and special awards.
All ILAs must be completed by the deadline set in each subject.
Students failing to complete homework will be referred to ‘Study Hall’ where they will be supervised to complete their work.