Homework
Students spend only a small fraction of their time at school. Homework is therefore an essential part of ensuring our students have the best chance of success.
Homework is a vital part of being successful at school, and makes a huge difference to your chances of success in Year 11 and Year 13. The table below summarises the homework we set for each year group.
Year  SelfQuizzing  English  Maths  Science  Other 

7  Complete a selfquiz each day  Bedrock 3 times a week (20 points required)  Complete the compulsory tasks on Sparx  Work is Set on a Thursday and completion is due the following Wednesday by 8am. MoreInfo  Reading each day 
8  Complete a selfquiz each day  Bedrock 3 times a week (20 points required)  Complete the compulsory tasks on Sparx  Work is Set on a Thursday and completion is due the following Wednesday by 8am. MoreInfo  Reading each day 
9  Complete a selfquiz each day  Bedrock 3 times a week (20 points required)  Complete the compulsory tasks on Sparx  Work is Set on a Thursday and completion is due the following Wednesday by 8am. MoreInfo  Reading each day 
10  Complete a selfquiz each day  N/A  Complete the compulsory tasks on Sparx  Work is Set on a Thursday and completion is due the following Wednesday by 8am. MoreInfo 
Reading each day Subject specific homework 
11  Complete a selfquiz each day  N/A  Complete the compulsory tasks on Sparx and the P6 booklet  Work is Set on a Thursday and completion is due the following Wednesday by 8am. MoreInfo 
Reading each day Subject specific homework 
Sixth Form  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A 
Reading each day Subject specific homework 
08.06.23 Update : Changes to expectations for students completing Sparx homework
Following feedback from staff and students we are changing the expectations for all our students that complete Sparx homework.
Sparx automatically calibrates the difficulty of questions set for individual students by continuously reviewing previously completed homework tasks. This is done to create individualised tasks that students should be able to complete with a 100% success rate. We therefore set our expectations that students should be achieving a 100% success rate each week.
The new expectations will go live from Friday 9^{th} of June 2023. Students will be made aware of these changes and posters will be on display around the Maths classrooms to reinforce this (see below).
Summary of new expectations for Sparx homework:
 They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. We will expect a 100% success rate.
 For any incorrect answers, the accompanying video clip should be watched and the question attempted again before students move on to the next question.
 The time allocated each week is dropping from 80 minutes to 60 minutes. Sparx will set tasks that it expects the student should be able to complete within that timeframe. If less than 100% of the questions are attempted we would expect a bare minimum of 60 minutes to be spent doing homework.
 Work will still be set on a Friday and be due in the following Friday.
 Failure to complete work to these standards/deadlines will result in a detention after school on the following Monday. Those students will also be given an extended deadline of “Tuesday 7am” to complete their remaining tasks to the required standard. Failure to meet this will mean they may have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.
For more information please contact either:
Mr. J.Robinson – Director of Maths – [email protected]
Mr. C Buckenham – Sparx Coordinator  [email protected]
Further Information
Self Quizzing
Students should test themselves by answering ten quiz questions per night, and checking that they can answer them correctly. These should be completed in the student planner.
The subjects are split over the timetables below (click on each year group for their timetable)
English (Bedrock)
English homework in Years 79 is set through Bedrock Learning. Students need to achieve 20 points each week by practising their vocabulary. You can access Bedrock here.
Completion is checked every Monday morning.
Maths (Sparx/Hegarty)
Maths homework is set through Sparx (Years 7/8/9) and Hegarty (Years 1011).
For Sparx, students need to complete the compulsory tasks. 08.06.23 Update : See new expectations above.
For Hegarty, students need to complete the four tasks set by their teachers, and the MemRi task. A task will be considered complete once a student reaches 70% or alternatively once a student has watched the the help video and attempts the questions twice.
Completion is checked every Friday morning.
Science (KayScience)
Work is Set on a Thursday and completion is due the following Wednesday by 8am.
Expectations of students is that they watch the video and complete the questions to the standard expected of the set they are in. Set 1  80%, Set 2 70%, Set 3 and below  60%
Reading
We encourage reading whenever possible! Students should record their reading each night in their planner.
Help With Homework
We run a Homework Club every Monday to Thursday after school. We strongly encourage students to attend, especially if they are struggling with any of the online platform, as help is always available.
We also recommend families consider a homework schedule in order to break it down  what can seem like a lot becomes much more manageable if you take it in steps. The examples below are completely optional, but may be a useful starting point  or you might want to schedule things differently!
Day 
Homework 
Homework due in 
Monday 
Selfquizzing Sparx/Hegarty KayScience 
English (Bedrock) 
Tuesday 
Selfquizzing KayScience Bedrock 

Wednesday 
Selfquizzing Bedrock 
Geography (Tassomai) Science (KayScience) 
Thursday 
Selfquizzing Sparx/Hegarty KayScience Bedrock 

Friday 
Selfquizzing KayScience Sparx/Hegarty 
Maths (Sparx) 
Weekend 
Free, or catch up on anything missed 
If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher directly, or you can email the relevant Heads of Department:
English  Ms Carter  [email protected]
Maths  Mr Robinson  [email protected]
Sciences  Ms Myers  [email protected]
Geography  Mrs Hammond  [email protected]
Year 7
Every day (MondayFriday), students are expected to:
 Complete selfquizzing
 Read for 20 minutes
Every week, students are expected to:
 Complete the set tasks on Sparx to 80%
 Two lessons on Bedrock learning
SelfQuizzing
Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and should match the subject below for that day.
Self Quizzing Timetable  
Week A  MFL 
Week A  Geography 
Week A  History 
Week A  Religious Studies 
Week A  Catering 
Week B  MFL 
Week B  Geography 
Week B  History 
Week B  Computing 
Week B  Personal Development 
Reading
Read at least 5 times a week and record the book title and page numbers read in your student planner (additional homework section) Each child should be reading for a minimum of at least 20 minutes each time. Although reading speeds and font size vary for each student and book, students should be targeting 10 pages per homework session  as a minimum. (2 minutes per page). A parent or carer must then sign each entry to confirm the homework has been completed.
Sparx Maths
Log onto SparxMaths
Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm.
How students set up their Sparx account  Find out HERE
08.06.23 Update : Changes to expectations for students completing Sparx Homework
Following feedback from staff and students we are changing the expectations for all our students that complete Sparx homework.
Sparx automatically calibrates the difficulty of questions set for individual students by continuously reviewing previously completed homework tasks. This is done to create individualised tasks that students should be able to complete with a 100% success rate. We therefore set our expectations that students should be achieving a 100% success rate each week.
The new expectations will go live from Friday 9^{th} of June 2023. Students will be made aware of these changes and posters will be on display around the Maths classrooms to reinforce this (see below).
Summary of new expectations for Sparx homework:
 They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. We will expect a 100% success rate.
 For any incorrect answers, the accompanying video clip should be watched and the question attempted again before students move on to the next question.
 The time allocated each week is dropping from 80 minutes to 60 minutes. Sparx will set tasks that it expects the student should be able to complete within that timeframe. If less than 100% of the questions are attempted we would expect a bare minimum of 60 minutes to be spent doing homework.
 Work will still be set on a Friday and be due in the following Friday.
 Failure to complete work to these standards/deadlines will result in a detention after school on the following Monday. Those students will also be given an extended deadline of “Tuesday 7am” to complete their remaining tasks to the required standard. Failure to meet this will mean they may have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.
For more information please contact either:
Mr. J.Robinson – Director of Maths – [email protected]
Mr. C Buckenham – Sparx Coordinator  [email protected]
Bedrock Learning
Log onto Bedrock learning
Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week
Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.
You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.
Option to complete more to increase your vocabulary.
Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions. However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.
Year 8
Every day (MondayFriday), students are expected to:
 Complete selfquizzing
 Read for 20 minutes
Every week, students are expected to:
 Complete four tasks on Hegarty
 Two lessons on Bedrock learning
SelfQuizzing
Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and should match the subject below for that day.
Self Quizzing Timetable  
Week A  MFL 
Week A  Geography 
Week A  History 
Week A  Religious Studies 
Week A  Catering 
Week B  MFL 
Week B  Geography 
Week B  History 
Week B  Computing 
Week B  Personal Development 
Reading
Read at least 5 times a week and record the book title and page numbers read in your student planner (additional homework section) Each child should be reading for a minimum of at least 20 minutes each time. Although reading speeds and font size vary for each student and book, students should be targeting 10 pages per homework session  as a minimum. (2 minutes per page). A parent or carer must then sign each entry to confirm the homework has been completed.
Sparx Maths
Log onto SparxMaths
Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm.
How students set up their Sparx account  Find out HERE
08.06.23 Update : Changes to expectations for students completing Sparx Homework
Following feedback from staff and students we are changing the expectations for all our students that complete Sparx homework.
Sparx automatically calibrates the difficulty of questions set for individual students by continuously reviewing previously completed homework tasks. This is done to create individualised tasks that students should be able to complete with a 100% success rate. We therefore set our expectations that students should be achieving a 100% success rate each week.
The new expectations will go live from Friday 9^{th} of June 2023. Students will be made aware of these changes and posters will be on display around the Maths classrooms to reinforce this (see below).
Summary of new expectations for Sparx homework:
 They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. We will expect a 100% success rate.
 For any incorrect answers, the accompanying video clip should be watched and the question attempted again before students move on to the next question.
 The time allocated each week is dropping from 80 minutes to 60 minutes. Sparx will set tasks that it expects the student should be able to complete within that timeframe. If less than 100% of the questions are attempted we would expect a bare minimum of 60 minutes to be spent doing homework.
 Work will still be set on a Friday and be due in the following Friday.
 Failure to complete work to these standards/deadlines will result in a detention after school on the following Monday. Those students will also be given an extended deadline of “Tuesday 7am” to complete their remaining tasks to the required standard. Failure to meet this will mean they may have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.
For more information please contact either:
Mr. J.Robinson – Director of Maths – [email protected]
Mr. C Buckenham – Sparx Coordinator  [email protected]
Bedrock Learning
Log onto Bedrock learning
Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week
Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.
You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.
Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions. However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.
Year 9
Every day, students are expected to:
 Complete selfquizzing
 Read for 20 minutes
Every week, students are expected to:
 Complete five tasks on Hegarty Maths
 Complete two lessons on Bedrock learning
SelfQuizzing
Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and should match the subject below for that day.
Self Quizzing Timetable  
Week A  MFL 
Week A  Geography 
Week A  History 
Week A  Religious Studies 
Week A  Catering 
Week B  MFL 
Week B  Geography 
Week B  History 
Week B  Computing 
Week B  Personal Development 
Reading
Read at least 5 times a week and record the book title and page numbers read in your student planner. Each child should be reading for a minimum of at least 20 minutes each time. Although reading speeds and font size vary for each student and book, students should be targeting 10 pages per homework session  as a minimum. (2 minutes per page). A parent or carer must then sign each entry to confirm the homework has been completed.
Sparx Maths
Log onto SparxMaths
Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm.
How students set up their Sparx account  Find out HERE
08.06.23 Update : Changes to expectations for students completing Sparx Homework
Following feedback from staff and students we are changing the expectations for all our students that complete Sparx homework.
Sparx automatically calibrates the difficulty of questions set for individual students by continuously reviewing previously completed homework tasks. This is done to create individualised tasks that students should be able to complete with a 100% success rate. We therefore set our expectations that students should be achieving a 100% success rate each week.
The new expectations will go live from Friday 9^{th} of June 2023. Students will be made aware of these changes and posters will be on display around the Maths classrooms to reinforce this (see below).
Summary of new expectations for Sparx homework:
 They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. We will expect a 100% success rate.
 For any incorrect answers, the accompanying video clip should be watched and the question attempted again before students move on to the next question.
 The time allocated each week is dropping from 80 minutes to 60 minutes. Sparx will set tasks that it expects the student should be able to complete within that timeframe. If less than 100% of the questions are attempted we would expect a bare minimum of 60 minutes to be spent doing homework.
 Work will still be set on a Friday and be due in the following Friday.
 Failure to complete work to these standards/deadlines will result in a detention after school on the following Monday. Those students will also be given an extended deadline of “Tuesday 7am” to complete their remaining tasks to the required standard. Failure to meet this will mean they may have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.
For more information please contact either:
Mr. J.Robinson – Director of Maths – [email protected]
Mr. C Buckenham – Sparx Coordinator  [email protected]
Bedrock learning
Log onto Bedrock learning
Students are expected to gain at least 20 points during the week
Bedrock should be completed BEFORE a Monday morning as the week runs from a Monday morning to a Sunday night at 11.59pm.
You can now log in to the Bedrock site by selecting 'Google' and using your school log in details.
Option to complete more to increase your vocabulary.
Please ensure the lessons are complete as we do not want to issue any sanctions. However, please note that the reports from Bedrock will still run as during term time.
Year 10
Every day, students are expected to:
 Complete selfquizzing
 Read for 20 minutes
 Complete subject specific homework
Every week, students are expected to:
 Complete five tasks on Hegarty Maths
SelfQuizzing
Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and should match the subject below for that day.
Selfquizzing Timetable  
Monday  English 
Tuesday  Option A 
Wednesday  Option B 
Thursday  Option C 
Friday  Option D 
Tassomai Geography
Complete four daily challenges on Tassomai Geography.
Sparx Maths
Log onto SparxMaths
Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm.
How students set up their Sparx account  Find out HERE
08.06.23 Update : Changes to expectations for students completing Sparx Homework
Following feedback from staff and students we are changing the expectations for all our students that complete Sparx homework.
Sparx automatically calibrates the difficulty of questions set for individual students by continuously reviewing previously completed homework tasks. This is done to create individualised tasks that students should be able to complete with a 100% success rate. We therefore set our expectations that students should be achieving a 100% success rate each week.
The new expectations will go live from Friday 9^{th} of June 2023. Students will be made aware of these changes and posters will be on display around the Maths classrooms to reinforce this (see below).
Summary of new expectations for Sparx homework:
 They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. We will expect a 100% success rate.
 For any incorrect answers, the accompanying video clip should be watched and the question attempted again before students move on to the next question.
 The time allocated each week is dropping from 80 minutes to 60 minutes. Sparx will set tasks that it expects the student should be able to complete within that timeframe. If less than 100% of the questions are attempted we would expect a bare minimum of 60 minutes to be spent doing homework.
 Work will still be set on a Friday and be due in the following Friday.
 Failure to complete work to these standards/deadlines will result in a detention after school on the following Monday. Those students will also be given an extended deadline of “Tuesday 7am” to complete their remaining tasks to the required standard. Failure to meet this will mean they may have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.
For more information please contact either:
Mr. J.Robinson – Director of Maths – [email protected]
Mr. C Buckenham – Sparx Coordinator  [email protected]
Year 11
Every day, students are expected to:
 Complete selfquizzing
 Complete subject specific homework
Every week, students are expected to:
 Complete four tasks on Hegarty Maths
SelfQuizzing
Questions and answers are to be written into student’s planners and should match the subject below for that day.
Selfquizzing Timetable  
Monday  English 
Tuesday  Option A 
Wednesday  Option B 
Thursday  Option C 
Friday  Option D 
Sparx Maths
Log onto SparxMaths
Sparx homework is assigned to students on Friday afternoon and will appear in their Sparx page at 3pm that day. It will be due the following Friday at 3pm.
How students set up their Sparx account  Find out HERE
08.06.23 Update : Changes to expectations for students completing Sparx Homework
Following feedback from staff and students we are changing the expectations for all our students that complete Sparx homework.
Sparx automatically calibrates the difficulty of questions set for individual students by continuously reviewing previously completed homework tasks. This is done to create individualised tasks that students should be able to complete with a 100% success rate. We therefore set our expectations that students should be achieving a 100% success rate each week.
The new expectations will go live from Friday 9^{th} of June 2023. Students will be made aware of these changes and posters will be on display around the Maths classrooms to reinforce this (see below).
Summary of new expectations for Sparx homework:
 They must complete all tasks in the “compulsory completion” section. We will expect a 100% success rate.
 For any incorrect answers, the accompanying video clip should be watched and the question attempted again before students move on to the next question.
 The time allocated each week is dropping from 80 minutes to 60 minutes. Sparx will set tasks that it expects the student should be able to complete within that timeframe. If less than 100% of the questions are attempted we would expect a bare minimum of 60 minutes to be spent doing homework.
 Work will still be set on a Friday and be due in the following Friday.
 Failure to complete work to these standards/deadlines will result in a detention after school on the following Monday. Those students will also be given an extended deadline of “Tuesday 7am” to complete their remaining tasks to the required standard. Failure to meet this will mean they may have to attend a further after school detention on Tuesday.
For more information please contact either:
Mr. J.Robinson – Director of Maths – [email protected]
Mr. C Buckenham – Sparx Coordinator  [email protected]
Homework detentions
Failure to complete daily selfquizzes will result in a detention on the same day.
Failure to complete Hegarty Maths, Bedrock or subjectspecific homework will result in a detention.
Homework Support Clubs
Homework support is available at the following times:
Students who receive three homework detentions in a term will be enroled in a breaktime homework support club on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday each week for four weeks to support them in completing their homework on time.