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

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Homework is an important part of Chestnut Grove Academy’s curriculum because it increases learning time by 25 percent a year and enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding independently.

It is also important because is it the main channel by which education becomes a shared responsibility between home and school.

At Key Stage 3, the majority of subjects set homework once a week. Subjects such as PBE have one lesson per week and therefore, set homework twice per half term. Performing Arts set one written homework per half term due to rotation of dance and drama.

In their first four weeks, Year 7 Students are introduced to homework through a phased approach and homework will be set in English, maths, science, health, modern foreign languages, and philosophy, beliefs and ethics. After the first four weeks, homework is set as per the homework timetable in all subjects.

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 these subjects, the second homework may be independent or research based in nature. Year 10 Homework Timetable  Year 11 Homework Timetable

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

YEAR 7 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2019-2020

Year 7 students are expected to spend 30 - 45 minutes on each individual piece pf homework.

7X

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kapoor Geography
Italian
  Maths English
Spanish
Science
History
Hepworth

Geography
Italian

  Maths English
Spanish
History
Science
Blake Italian Spanish Maths English Geography
History
Science
7Y          
Turner Italian Geography
Science

Maths

English History
French
Da Vinci History
Italian
Science
 
Maths English Geography
French
Kahlo Italian Science
French
Maths English Geography
History

30-45 minutes per subject per week for English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and MFL.
30-45 minutes per subject twice per half term for Health, Design Technology, Art, Performing Arts, and PBE.
In their first four weeks, Year 7 Students are introduced to homework through a phased approach and homework will be set in English, Maths, Science, Health, MFL, and PBE. After the first four weeks, homework is set as per homework timetable in all subjects.

YEAR 8 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2019-2020

Year 8 students are expected to spend 30-45 minutes on each individual piece of homework.

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

Science
Geography (X3)

Spanish (X1) Geography (X1, X2)
History (X2, X3)
Spanish (X3)
English
History (X1)
Spanish (X2)
Maths
 
8Y (Turner, Da Vinci, Kahlo)          
Please note students can be in different sets in different subjects. Science
Geography (Y1, Y3)
History (Y1)
Geography (Y2)
French (Y3)
 

English
French (Y1)

Maths
History (Y2, Y3)
French (Y2)

30-45 minutes per subject per week for English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and MFL.
30-45 minutes per subject twice per helf term for Health, Design Technology, Art, Performing Arts, and PBE.

YEAR 9 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2019-2020

Year 9 students are expected to spend 45-60 minutes on each individual piece of homework. 

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

History (X1, X2, X3)

Geography (X1)
Spanish (X2, X3)
English
Geography (X2, X3)

Maths
 

Science
Spanish (X1)
9Y (Turner, Da Vinci, Kahlo)          
Please note students can be in different sets in different subjects. Geography (Y2)
French (Y3)
Geography (Y1)
French (Y2)
English
History (Y2)

Maths
French (Y1)
History (Y3)

Science
History (Y1)
Geography (Y3)
45-60 minutes per subject per week for English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and MFL.
45-60 minutes per subject twice per half term for Health, Design Technology, Art, Performing Arts and PBE.

YEAR 10 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2019-2020

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths
English

OPTION A
Physics

HEALTH

Science




PBE (Y)

Maths

English


OPTION A
Chemistry

 

Science
 

OPTION A
Biology

PBE(X)

         
  OPTION B
French
Spanish
DT
Visual Arts
History
Dance
Drama
ICT
OPTION D
French
Spanish
Digital Art
Textiles
Geography
Business

OPTION C
Computer Science
Geography
History
Film
Music
Sport

 

Time spent on homework should be AT LEAST one hour per subject, per week. This should be doubled for English and Maths.
Students are set work for every subject. If you are concerned that homework is not in the diary please contact you child's subject teacher or his/her tutor.

YEAR 11 HOMEWORK TIMETABLE 2019-2020

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths
English

OPTION A
Physics

HEALTH

Science




PBE (Y)

Science


OPTION A
Biology

Maths


OPTION A
Physics

 

English
 


 

PBE(X)

         
  OPTION B
French
Spanish
DT
Visual Arts
History
Dance
Drama
ICT
 

OPTION D
French
Spanish
Digital Art
Textiles
Geography
Business

OPTION C
Computer Science
Geography
History
Film
Music
Sport

Time spent on homework should be AT LEAST one hour per subject, per week. This should be doubled for English and Maths.

Students should be revising topics from Year 10 to help them prepare for their mocks in December. This could be making notes, spider diagrams, cue cards, BBC bitesize online, working through revision books.

Students are set work for every subject. If you are concerned that homework is not in the diary please contact your child's subject teacher or his/her tutor.

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