At CVEA, the evidence of best practice from the Education Endowment Foundation underpins our policy and practice. The EEF research shows that effective homework is impactful if:
- It is done by the student to the best of their ability.
- Students develop a routine for completing homework.
- Teachers plan homework as an integral part of the students' current learning.
- It encourages personal and independent learning.
Responsibilities of the teaching staff
- To set homework on CLASS CHARTS a regular basis.
- To provide stimulus or resources needed for completion of homework in advance.
- To give full and comprehensive instructions in class and on class charts.
- To set deadlines for completed work and to ensure that they are met.
- To provide help and support if needed.
- To sanction non-completion of homework as well as reward excellent effort in completion of homework.
- To inform the Director of Subject, Head of Year or Senior Leadership link when problems arise.
Responsibilities of the students
- To listen to homework instructions in class and to access class charts daily to view homework set.
- To ensure that homework is completed and handed in to meet the deadline.
- To attempt all homework and do their best.
- To inform the class teacher of any difficulties.
Possible homework tasks that could be set for students to complete include
- Exam questions and essay questions set as revision work.
- Wider reading around the context of topics not included in lessons.
- Note-making based on extra reading material provided.
- Research, including use of internet.
- Flipped learning: prepare work to be completed in class, e.g. read an article, make notes, watch a video, or answer questions.
- Study and memorise notes/vocabulary/quotes/content.
- Drafting and redrafting work.
- Watch or listen to a particular Video clip, Podcast and record key points.
- Projects for a series of homework that are broken down into key success criteria.
- Preparation for presentations. Artistic/Creative tasks, e.g. the preparation of visual or sound stimulus.
- Practising skills/concepts learned during lessons, e.g. exam questions.
- Revision in preparation for a test, assessment or exam (using different revision techniques that have been introduced in class)
- Completing online revision on SENECA, HEGGARTY MATHS, MEMRISE, PIXL APPS, DUOLINGO, or other online platforms.
- Using student-friendly mark schemes to self-assess homework task as a metacognition strategy.
Class Charts is CVEA's online platform for students and parents/carers to find out what homework has been set and the deadlines set by teachers for completion of homework. All teachers create and publish their homework online. Parents and students can manage submission of homework and view grades. You can review submission times, see grades and communicate with teachers around specific assignments. If your child has forgotten their password, please contact Miss Brown in the main office.Go to Class Charts
The Mathematics department use Hegarty Maths to set and assess homework weekly. All students have their own individual login which is used to access their homework. Overdue tasks can be completed after the deadline has passed but will be recorded as late. Once students have completed the tasks set, they will remain visible (unless they scored 100%) up until the deadline, allowing for further attempts where students can improve their score. Overdue tasks can be completed after the deadline has passed but will be recorded as late.Go to Hegarty Maths
Seneca Learning is the U.K.'s most popular revision app for secondary school students with more than 2.5 million users in England alone. Seneca's mission is to reduce educational inequality by creating an effective learning resource that is accessible to all. Work is set on Seneca for our students to be able to complete their homework. The teacher with set a code for the class and send the link to the class so that they can join.Go to Secena Learning
All students do weekly Memrise learning in Spanish. This is a course that contains the words and phrases the students will need to be successful in KS3 and at GCSE level. Using the Memrise App regularly will support your child's learning in class and help prepare for assessments.Go to Memrise
GCSEPod is proven to help students achieve one grade higher on average than non-users, across 30+ GCSE subjects and all exam boards.
Providing the highest-quality content and assessment, teachers use this to help their students achieve more. That's why we are the number one choice and trusted by over 1,700 subscribing schools.
ALL students have a log on for GCSEPod which will show them their allocated work by their teachers. Teachers will use this for class theory work and revision for Year 10 & 11. It may also be used with Year 7 & 8 classes to get them ready for KS4.Go to GCSEPod