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

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Home learning 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.

Home learning assignments are set on Microsoft Teams and all students have access to Microsoft Office. For more information, please log in to Teams and access the relevant Year Group Team. If you have forgotten or lost your login details or password, you can reset them by clicking here.

At Key Stage 3, the majority of subjects set home learning 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 home learning per half term due to rotation of dance and drama.

In their first four weeks, Year 7 Students are introduced to home learning through a phased approach and assignments will be set in English, Maths, Science, Health, Modern Foreign Languages and Philosophy, Beliefs and Ethics. After the first four weeks, home learning assignments are set as per the home learning timetable in all subjects.

At Key Stage 4, subjects set home learning assignments once a week.

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

 

YEAR 7 HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE

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

7X

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kapoor (X1) History Maths Science
Geography
Spanish English
Hepworth (X2) History Maths Science
Spanish
Geography English
Blake (X3) History Maths Science
Spanish
Geography English
7Y          
Turner (Y1) French Maths

Science
History

  English
Geography
Da Vinci (Y2) French Maths
 
Science
Geography
History English
Kahlo (Y3)   Maths
Geography
Science
French
History English
Kusama (Y4)   Geography Science
History

French

 

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 home learning through a phased approach and home learning will be set in English, Maths, Science, Health, MFL, and PBE. After the first four weeks, home learning is set as per home learning timetable in all subjects.

YEAR 8 HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE

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

Please note that students can be in different sets for different subjects.

8X  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kapoor (X1)

English

Science Maths
Science
Geography History
Hepworth (X2) English Science
Spanish
Maths Geography History
Blake (X3) English Science Maths
Spanish
History Geography
8Y          
Turner (Y1) English Science Maths
French

 

 

History
Geography
Da Vinci (Y2) English Science Maths
French
History
Geography
 
Kahlo (Y3) English Science Maths
History
French Geography

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 HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE

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

Please note that students can be in different sets for different subjects.

9X Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kapoor (X1)

Maths
Spanish

English

Science
Geography

 

 
Hepworth (X2) Maths English
Spanish
Science
Geography
   
Blake (X3) Maths English
Spanish
Science
Geography
   
9Y          
Turner (Y1) Maths English
Geography

Science

French

 
Da Vinci (Y2) Maths English
Geography
Science French  
Kahlo (Y3) Maths English
French
Science   Geography
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 HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE

Time spent on home learning 60 minutes per subject per week. Home learning is set twice weekly for English, Maths and Science.
Students should also be revising topics throughout Year 10 and Year 11 to help them prepare for their assessments. This could be making notes, spider diagrams, cue cards, BBC bitesize online, working through revision books.
Where possible, please provide your child with a quiet space in which to complete home learning, with access to a desk or table.
Students are set work for every subject. If you are concerned that home learning is not in the student planner, please contact your child's subject teacher or their tutor.

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

English

OPTION B
French
Spanish
DT
Visual Art
History
Drama
Dance
ICT

HEALTH

 

OPTION A
Physics

OPTION D
French
Spanish
Digital Arts
Textiles
Geography
BTEC Business

English

OPTION C
Computer Science
Geography
History
Film
Music
Sport

Maths

OPTION A
Biology

PBE(X)

 

Science

OPTION A
Chemistry
PBE (Y)

YEAR 11 HOME LEARNING TIMETABLE

Time spent on home learning 60 minutes per subject per week. Home learning is set twice weekly for English, Maths and Science.
Students should also be revising topics throughout Year 10 and Year 11 to help them prepare for their assessments. This could be making notes, spider diagrams, cue cards, BBC bitesize online, working through revision books.
Where possible, please provide your child with a quiet space in which to complate home learning, with access to a desk or table.
Students are set work for every subject. If you are concerned that home learning is not in the student planner, please contact your child's subject teacher or their tutor.

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

English

OPTION B
French
Spanish
DT
Visual Art
History
Drama
Dance
ICT

HEALTH

 

OPTION A
Physics

OPTION D
French
Spanish
Digital Arts
Textiles
Geography
BTEC Business

English

OPTION C
Computer Science
Geography
History
Film
Music
Sport

Maths

OPTION A
Biology

PBE (X)

 

Science

OPTION A
Chemistry
PBE (Y)