At Tanfield School, we have high expectations. We aim for all students to achieve the knowledge that they need to progress to sixth form then University, or a high quality alternative, so that they can have the career of their dreams and a happy life. Homework is an important part of this journey.

Here is an overview of the regular homeworks that are set. Additional tasks may also be set occasionally. Homework is designed to embed knowledge in long term memory or support preparation for examinations. Tasks may also be an extension of the learning in class.

Please support your child in their organisation of this work. It is helpful if they have a quiet work area away from distractions and a routine for completing homework. Some of the tasks require computer access. There are computers in school should this not be possible at home.

Overview
  1. Daily braindump for each of the 5 lessons in their Morning Meetings and Homework book.
  2. Presentation and quiz subject focus to the timetable
    • Google form quiz/other form of quiz on the content covered in KO and presentation which checks understanding and recall
    • Optional Stretch in Google form that will be recognised
    • English and Maths Tassomai and Maths Hegarty Quiz
  3. Revision strategy task based on a section of the Knowledge Organiser that covers a page of their homework book which is completed and covers 1 page in homework books. This is for subjects other than Maths, English and Science.
Year 7 and 8 homework timetable
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week A English
Maths
Science
History English
Maths
Science
French English
Maths
Science
Week B English
Maths
Science
Geography English
Maths
Science
RE English
Maths
Science
Overview
  1. Presentation and Quiz:
    • Guided to learn set pages of the KOs to timetable for subjects
    • Subject presentation to support the learning of the set numbers
    • Google form quiz on the content covered in KO and presentation/other quiz
    • For English and Science a Tassomai quiz and Maths Hegarty quizzing
    • An optional Stretch in Google form that will be recognised
  2. Independent task:
    • Revision strategy task based on a section of the Knowledge Organiser that covers a page of their homework book
    • And subjects can set a subject specific task eg: practice questions, revise an answer from a previous task, complete Cornell Notes on a GCSEPod
    BTEC subjects
    Homework will be set in line with the current course focus:
    • coursework- directed tasks on coursework
    • quizzing or practice questions in preparation for assessments
Year 9 and 10 homework timetable
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week A English
Maths
Science
Option A English
Maths
Science
Option B English
Maths
Science
Week B English
Maths
Science
Option C English
Maths
Science
Option D (Y9)
Option H (Y10)
English
Maths
Science
Overview

Year 11 have fortnightly Progress Checks in their G.C.S.E subjects. Students are guided to learn specific nuggets of content to prepare for a timed progress check in lesson time. The nuggets are the G.C.S.E course broken down into sections to support guided revision and deliberate practice.

Subjects assign homework nuggets to drive progress and in preparation for GCSE examinations. The nuggets will include quizzing for retrieval practice. Additional homework will also be set which may be wider reading, practice examination questions, use of GCSEPod or other relevant tasks. Non-GCSE subjects will set homework in line with the course requirements.