Homework

All students at Bexleyheath Academy receive homework from each of their subjects (with the exception of core PE). We believe strongly that homework has an important role to play in enabling students to make progress outside of the formal classroom setting. Homework allows students to revisit content from lessons, increase levels of retention and to allow teachers to check levels of knowledge and understanding. We will however make some slight amendments to the style of homework that students are expected to complete, which are outlined below:

All students will be set a short ‘Check Out Activity’ in every lesson, every day. This activity will allow students to check and demonstrate their understanding of the concepts covered in the lesson. This activity will be completed online, and take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Students are expected to complete the four Check Out activities they receive each day, on the day they are set.

In addition to the ‘Check Out’ activities (described above), students in Year 10 and Year 11, will receive an additional, extended piece of homework in each subject they study each week. This activity should take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and students will have one week to complete this activity. Students in Year 12 and Year 13 will similarly receive an additional extended piece of homework in each subject they study each week, as well as additional reading and/or research assignments. Where extended pieces of homework are set, this will continue to be provided, printed on blue paper to make these easily identifiable.

Year 7, 8 & 9

4 x Check-Out Activities per day (40 mins in total)


Year 10

4 x Check-Out Activities per day (40 mins in total)

7 x Extended pieces of homework per week (40 mins per task)

Year 11

4 x Check-Out Activities per day (40 mins in total)

7 x Extended pieces of homework per week (40 mins per task)

Sixth Form

4 x Check-Out Activities per day (40 mins in total)

4 x Extended pieces of homework per week (40 mins per task)

Reading and Research assignments (60 mins per task)