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 Homework- An integral part of learning 

At Leeds East Academy, we understand the importance of setting high quality and challenging homework. We recognise it as an integral part of the learning process and we encourage you as parents/carers to monitor its completion at home. Teachers set homework on the MILK Student Planner which you can access. 

Homework is set for every subject on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on year group subject.  

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) – Core subjects set weekly and non-core subjects on a fortnightly basis according to the KS3 Homework Timetable which can find at the bottom of the page. All homework should take 30 minutes. 
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11) – All subjects set weekly homework. This should take 40 minutes to complete. 

Teaching staff monitor completion of homework and sanctions are given when homework is not submitted and a ‘No Homework’ stamp put in their exercise book. In the event of 3 missed homeworks, a detention will be issued to the student. If it continues to 6 incomplete homeworks within a half term the student will spend a day in seclusion. 

Please join us in encouraging our students to develop their understanding and deepen their knowledge independently through punctual completion of tasks set for homework. 

Homework Timetable 

Week commencing 

Subjects (Non Core) 

30th October 

Group A Subjects 

6th November 

Group B Subjects 

13th November 

Group A Subjects 

20th November 

Group B Subjects 

27th November 

Group A Subjects 

4th December 

Group B Subjects 

11th December 

Group A Subjects 

Christmas Holidays 

 

1st January 2018 

Group B Subjects 

8th January 

Group A Subjects 

15th January 

Group B Subjects 

22nd January 

Group A Subjects 

29th January 

Group B Subjects 

5th February 

Group A Subjects 

Half Term 

 

19th February 

Group B Subjects 

26th February 

Group A Subjects 

5th March 

Group B Subjects 

12th March 

Group A Subjects 

19th March 

Group B Subjects 

26th March 

Group A Subjects 

Easter Holidays 

 

16th April 

Group B Subjects 

23rd April 

Group A Subjects 

30th April 

Group B Subjects 

7th May 

Group A Subjects 

14th May 

Group B Subjects 

21st May 

Group A Subjects 

Half Term 

 

4th June 

Group B Subjects 

11th June 

Group A Subjects 

18th June 

Group B Subjects 

25th June 

Group A Subjects 

2nd July 

Group B Subjects 

9th July 

Group A Subjects 

Group A Subjects 

Group B Subjects 

Spanish                             

History 

Geography 

Travel & Tourism 

Citizenship 

ICT                             

Music                        

Drama/PA 

PE Art & Technology

Revision - Your Guide to Success in GCSE Exams

 

The Leeds East Academy Revision Guide is now available both online and as a handy printed reference guide.

The guide been created to help students achieve the best possible exam results this summer. Putting plans in place now and spreading revision over the coming weeks will be much more effective than trying to cram your revision immediately before your exams.

 

To view or download a printer-friendly PDF of the guide, click here.

Bound copies of the LEA Revision Guide are available throughout the Academy. Speak to your coach or contact Student Reception for more details.

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A Pathway to Full Potential

Homework is a crucial element of study and is an integral part of a child's education. There has been a great amount of research conducted in recent years showing the positive impact completing high-quality homework can have on a child's academic achievement.

During the past decade, according to Gill and Schlossman (1996); "leading educational spokespersons have celebrated homework as essential to raise educational standards, foster high academic achievement, upgrade the quality of the labour force, and link family and school in a common teaching mission".

On average, the impact of homework on learning is consistently positive (leading on average to five months' additional progress). However, beneath this average there is a wide variation in potential impact, suggesting that how homework is set is likely to be very important.

To ensure our homework policy is highly purposeful for students we have considered the guidance provided by the Education Endowment Foundation to make sure:

1. Planned and focused activities are set which link with what is being learned in class.

2. Homework will not be used as a punishment

3. A variety of tasks with different levels of challenge will be set to show personalisation.

4. Specific and timely feedback will be given on homework.

5. The purpose of homework must be made clear to children (e.g. to increase a specific area of knowledge, or fluency in a particular area).

Sasha Lakuzova, a Year 11 student leader, commented: “Completion of homework is extremely important as it shows the level of commitment you have to your studies. The best homework we have set is in History, as we have a choice in relation to what we need to complete and the teacher provides us with model examples of how to present our work. This is extremely helpful as it shows us what we need to aspire towards and sets our standards high." 

Mrs Carrie the assistant principal Teaching, Learning and Assessment adds: “Homework is vital to achieving academic excellence as to master a skill can take 10,000 hours of practice. Essentially we want all our pupils to become masters of the subjects they study and learning beyond the classroom and at home is a key part of our drive for improvement."

This week students will be attending assemblies where our expectations in relation to homework will be re-established and a letter will also be sent home to inform parents of this. Parental support is crucial to making sure homework is completed on time and to a high standard.

Here are our top tips for parents/carers in supporting your child with successful completion of homework:

  • Check your child’s planner on a weekly basis to see if they have homework set
  • Create a quiet space in the home where they can sit and complete their homework
  • Encourage your child to complete all homework set
  • Discuss homework set and what the requirements are for successful completion