Homework at Spires Academy 2018 - 2019
Regular homework is a valuable part of the learning process as well as forming good study habits. It gives opportunities for more independent learning and additional time for study to help students achieve higher standards.
The school uses the web based ‘ShowMyHomework’ to record all homework assignments. To access this please follow ‘quicklinks’ on the navy blue banner at the top of the Academy website. All students and parents have an individual log in for Show my homework. If you have lost yours or there are any issues accessing the site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Years 7 & 8 will have homework set once a week in:
Years 9 to 11 will have homework set once a week in all examination courses:
- Humanities (History or Geography)
- Option Subjects
In most cases, students will have up to a week to complete any homework task as many of our students have clubs outside of school which may mean that overnight completion is difficult. Students must organise their time to ensure that they are not trying to complete too many tasks on the same evening but that homework is submitted on time.
The duration of each homework per subject per week is:
- Year 7 & 8 - 30 minutes
- Year 9 and 10 - 45 minutes
- Year 11 - 60 minutes
Each term a Homework report will be sent home to parents. This will show the number of homework tasks set and the number submitted by your son/daughter. This information can also be seen on “ShowMyHomework”.