Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Homework is an important part of the school’s ethos of high achievement and academic progress. It is vital because it increases learning time by 25% a year and enables students of all abilities to develop the skills and habit of independent learning for lifelong learning. 

It is also important because it is the main channel by which education becomes a shared responsibility between home and school, and provides information for parents and carers about the programmes of study.

At Key Stage 3, the majority of subjects set homework once a week with the exception of English and Maths which set homework twice a week. Subjects such as PBE and Computing have only one lesson per week and therefore, set homework every two weeks.

Year 7 students have the whole homework timetable introduced to them gradually over the first half term. They will receive Maths, English, Science, Languages and HEALTH homework weekly from their first week.

At Key Stage 4 the majority of subjects set homework once a week with the exception of English, Maths and science which set homework twice a week.

In the Sixth Form students will be set a minimum of five hours of independent study for each subject taken.

YEAR 7 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE (From week 5 onwards) 2018-2019

Year 7 students are expected to spend 30 minutes on each individual piece pf homework.
Performing Arts and Music homework is set once per half term.

7X Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kapoor Health/Specialism
Maths
History
Science
DT
English
Art
Spanish
Maths
Geography
PBE (once per fortnight)
English
Hepworth

Health/Specialism
Maths
Geography

Science
DT
English
Art
Spanish
Maths
History
PBE (once per fortnight)
English
Blake Health/Specialism
Spanish
Maths
DT
Science English
Art
PBE (once per fortnight)
Maths
Geography
History
English
7Y          
Turner Health/Specialism
PBE (once per fortnight)
DT
Science
Maths
Art
French
Maths
Geography
English
History
English
Da Vinci Health/Specialism
English
Art
Science
Maths
DT
PBE (once per fortnight)
Maths
French
History
English
Kahlo Health/Specialism
English
Art
Science
Maths
Maths
History
Geography
PBE (once per fortnight)
DT
French
English

YEAR 8 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2018-2019

Year 8 students are expected to spend 30-45 minutes on each individual piece of homework. Where a subject is in bold this indicates that homework will be set on this day in this subject in all sets on that side of the year group. Students should check on their individual timetables to see which sets they are in for other subjects.

Performing Arts and Music homework is set once per half term.

8X (Kapoor, Hepworth, Blake) Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Please note students can be in different sets in different subjects.

Health/Specialism
English
PBE (8X1, 8X3) – once per fortnight
Spanish (8X2)

English
Maths

Geography (8X1, 8X2, 8X3)
History (8X2, 8X3)
Art (8X1, 8X3)
DT (8X2)
Maths
PBE (8X2) - once per fortnight
Spanish (8X1, 8X3)
Science
History  (8X1)
Art (8X2)
DT (8X1, 8X3)
8Y (Turner, Da Vinci, Kahlo)          
Please note students can be in different sets in different subjects. Health/Specialism
English

History (8Y2)
English
Maths

Geography (8Y2, 8Y3)
Art (8Y1)
DT (8Y3)
History (8Y1)
French (8Y1, 8Y2, 8Y3)

Maths
PBE (8Y1, 8Y1) - once per fortnight
History (8Y3)
Art (8Y2)
DT(8Y1)

Science
PBE (8Y1, 8Y1) - once per fortnight
Geography (8Y3)
Art (8Y3)
DT (8Y2)

YEAR 9 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2018-2019

Year 9 students are expected to spend 45-60 minutes on each individual piece of homework. Where a subject is in bold this indicates that homework will be set on this day in this subject in all sets on that side of the year group. Students should check on their individual timetables to see which sets they are in for other subjects.

Performing Arts and Music homework is set once per half term.

9X (Kapoor, Hepworth, Blake) Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Please note students can be in different sets in different subjects.

Health/Specialism
English
PBE (9X1) – once per fortnight
History (9X1, 9X2, 9X3)
Computing (9X1, 9X2)

Maths
Geography (9X1)
Spanish (9X3)
Science
PBE (9X3) - once per fortnight
Geography (9X2)

English
Geography (9X3)
Spanish (9X1, 9X2)
Art (9X1, 9X2, 9X3)
DT (9X2)

Maths
PBE (9X2) - once per fortnight
DT (9X1, 9X3)
Computing (9X3)
9Y (Turner, Da Vinci, Kahlo)          
Please note students can be in different sets in different subjects. Health/Specialism
English

History (9Y2)
DT (9Y1)
Maths
Geography (9Y2, 9Y3)
Art (9Y2)
DT (9Y2, 9Y3)
Science
PBE (9Y2) - once per fortnight
History (9Y1, 9Y3)
Art (9Y2, 9Y3)

English
PBE (9Y1) - once per fortnight
Geography (9Y3)
French (9Y1)
Computing (9Y2, 9Y3)

Maths
PBE (9Y3) - once per fortnight
Geography (9Y2)
Computing (9Y1)
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