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Five Acres High School

Homework KS4 - Y10 Y11

The Key Stage 4 Homework Model Year 10 and 11

 

Year 10

Year 11

Monday

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

Tuesday

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

Wednesday

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

Thursday

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

HM (30 mins) TS (30 mins) SS (30 mins)

Friday

SS (30 mins+)

HM (30 mins) SS (30 mins+)

Saturday

SS (30 mins+)

HM (30 mins) SS (30 mins+)

Sunday

SS (30 mins+)

HM (30 mins) SS (30 mins+)

HM = Hegarty Maths / TS = Tassomai Science / SS = Subject Specific Homework

 

The Tassomai Science will be the same as Key Stage 3, please see above for more information on these.  The Hegarty Maths homework increases in Year 11 to 7 tasks per week.

In Years 10 and 11 students will also be set “subject specific” homework.  For the majority of subjects this will be based upon the idea of deliberate practice – completing questions, exam papers or low stakes quizzes on the learnt subject content in class.  Subject specific homework should last approximately 30 minutes.

The expected turn-around is a minimum of 3 days and students should be set the homework on a regular set day per week to assist them with their time management and organisation.  As a school we have just started to use Google classroom, which works in a similar way to any homework online portal, allowing clear instruction and communication between the teacher and student.  Students can access this using their school email account.

In Year 11 it is expected that alongside the deliberate practice activities, students will be revising at home.  Some teachers may set specific revision tasks or topics and as a result may ask to see evidence of each student’s revision.  It is encouraged that as part of their homework organisation, all Year 11 students create a revision timetable and factor in time to complete both the Hegarty Maths and Tassomai Science alongside the revision or deliberate practice set by individual subject areas.

Tassomai Science 

Complete 4 individual days using the online platform Tassomai Science; https://www.tassomai.com/home. The aim for all students is to keep their progress wheel blue and/or green, this means the student is either on or above target.  We are not setting a set number of questions to be completed, but we will expect students to have completed a sufficient amount of time (20-30 minutes) answering questions.  Being accurate with your answers and using Tassomai Science on a regular basis (little and often – daily) are both simple ways to maintain a blue/green wheel.  Students who just guess (and rely on a 1 in 4 chance) are unlikely to maintain a blue/green wheel, and therefore will incur an afterschool detention due to the presence of either red or orange on their wheel.  If a student has committed to using Tassomai at least 4 times during the week (Friday to Friday) and they have tried to be accurate with their responses they will maintain a blue/green wheel and therefore complete the requirements of the homework.

Failure to do any of the above will result in a one-hour detention to be served on a Thursday after school from 3:00-4:00pm.

Hegarty Maths 

Complete 4 individual tasks using the Heagrty Maths online platform: https://hegartymaths.com/ scoring at least 61% in each task.  The tasks will be set on a Friday and due in the following Friday.  If you have attempted the task and scored less than 61%, students need to do the following: watch the “help” video in full, and then re-attempt the task.  If after the second attempt, a student still struggles to gain 61% they should speak to their Maths teacher.  Maths intervention (help) is available every lunchtime in the ICT rooms from 1:40-2:00pm and Monday to Thursday after school 3:00-4:00pm in homework club.

Failure to do any of this will result in a one-hour detention to be served on a Wednesday after school from 3:00-4:00pm.