Independent Study Tasks
Students should log on to Show My Homework/Satchel One to see their independent study tasks, please click on the link: https://asachelt.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/home
Independent study away from the classroom is an essential component of the learning journey of our stu- dents. Independent study is learning which might traditionally be called Homework alongside other learning activities which happen during the Academy day but outside of lesson time.
Our students and staff successfully adapted to the demands of online independent study in recent months and we have further enhanced our ability to teach students in this way ready for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The completion of independent study is a daily expectation for all students and progress towards meeting this will be encouraged, supported and monitored by teachers at all levels.
Students in Year 7 and 8 are expected to complete 1 hour per day, on average totalling 5 hours across the week. By completing this, students are able to progress through the deep and broad curriculum to prepare successfully for our Key Stage 4 programme of courses.
Students in Year 9, 10 and 11 are expected to complete 2 hours per day on average totalling 10 hours across the week. This will enable students to make enhanced progress through our challenging curriculum and achieve examination outcomes that surpass national expectations. This will afford them the best possible opportunities to secure further education, training and employment.
Students in Year 12 and 13 are expected to complete 3 hours per day, on average totalling 15 hours across the week. This will enable students to make enhanced progress through our challenging curriculum and achieve examination outcomes that surpass national expectations. This will afford them the best possible opportunities to secure further education, training and employment.
Independent study provides opportunities for our students to develop self-reliance, self-management and self-discipline. It gives time to reinforce concepts and skills learnt in lesson time, as well as time to research topics, concepts and ideas more deeply. Independent study is pre-planned and an essential element of each subject curriculum. It is designed to allow students to extend themselves with careful structure and guidance and develop a wider love of learning.
Please find the homework timetable below: