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   Spanish English
Science

Maths
Geography

Hepworth (X2)   History
Geography
Spanish English
Science
Maths
Blake (X3)   History
Geography
Spanish English
Science
Maths
7Y          
Turner (Y1) Geography French

Science

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

English

Maths

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 full 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.  From Monday 11 October 2021, home learning is set as per the 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)

Science

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

Science

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

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
Geography

English

Spanish

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

English

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

Maths

Science

Triple Science: Biology

English

Triple Science: Chemistry

Maths

Science

PBE(X)

Triple Science: Physics

 

English

PBE (Y)

HEALTH

OPTION C
Computer Science
Geography
History
Music
Italian
VOC Sport

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

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 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

Maths
Biology

HEALTH

English 

OPTION B
French 
Spanish
DT
Visual Arts
History
Dance
Drama
ICT

Science
Biology

Maths
PBE (X side)
Physics

OPTION D
French
Spanish
Digital Art
Textiles
Geography
Business

 

Science
PBE (Y side)

OPTION C
History
Film
Music
Sport