Learning in and out of School

At Gateacre, we believe homework is extremely important. Its purposes include encouraging development and initiative and independent study skills and establishing a routine of work at home. In most subjects homework will be set once a week for younger students and twice a week for those preparing for exams. The time allocation may vary per subject from 10 minutes in year 7 to an hour in year 11. The emphasis is on quality not quantity. Students should record their homework in their planner. Parents should check that homework has been recorded by the students and that they have completed all their homework tasks.