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.
Year 12 and 13 Homework Timetable - All subjects will set a minimum 5 hours per subject per week of either directed work or self-study’. This will include a range of tasks such as essay writing, project work, reading, research, answering past questions, coursework, presentation work, revision etc. 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.
Homework and Exam Revision Web Sites
Channel 4's Homework High - Revision site aimed at students aged between 11 to 16 to answer all their homework questions
Homework Elephant - Internet resources to help complete homework assignments. Over 5000 carefully selected resources to assist with your homework problems
Revision Centre - Here you will find revision notes, links, tips, and many other resources to help you make the most of your revision and get through those exams
Project GCSE - Offers many resources for students revising for their GCSEs including: GCSE revision notes and practice questions, a GCSE bookshop, GCSE help and advice and the take a break section
MyMaths - Idsall School has subscribed to this web site which is designed to help students have fun learning, playing and revising their sums. Students have been supplied with a school username/password
CHAMPS LearntoLearn - Idsall School has subscribed to this web site which shows students how to learn faster and remember more. Students have been supplied with a school access code
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Exam Revision Techniques
We hope students will find the documents below useful. They cover various revision techniques that students could use to improve their performance in exams to give them the best chance of being successful at what is a very challenging time for them:
Motivational Talk Plus Exam Revision Techniques for Year 11 March 2017
Cue Cards for Revision
Managing Time and Stress - Parent Presentation
How Can Technology Help Revision?