Home Study

We recognise that regular high quality homework which is closely related to day time learning activities is a very important feature of successful learning. All students are expected to complete homework, and are issued with Home Study Planners to help them to organise it and to get it in on time. We like parents to check on homework and to contact the school if they are concerned about it in any way.

The Study Planner has a space for parents to sign each week to let us know that they have seen it. There is also a space for parents or teachers to attach notes or messages, although this is not the best means of communication if there is an urgent concern. A note to the Form Tutor or a phone call is likely to be more effective. If the student loses their planner for some reason, then new ones can be purchased from the Finance Office.

Satchel: One (Show My Homework-SMHW)

We have subscribed to the website Satchel: One (Show My Homework-SMHW), in order for students to view their homework set by their teachers and receive notifications of due dates. For more details on how to log on please click: Student Guide for Satchel One-SMHW

Homework Timetables

Below is a guideline of the expectation for homework set across the curriculum at Idsall School:

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) at least one homework task for every 4 hours of teaching.  Tasks should take approximately 30 minutes
  • Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) at least one homework task for every 3 hours of teaching.  Tasks should take approximately 45-60 minutes
  • Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13) it is expected that as a minimum for every hour of study in the classroom there will be an hour of study out of the classroom


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